• NatWest Markets SSA DCM head set for Brexit relocation

    The head of sovereign, supranational and agency (SSA) debt capital markets at NatWest Markets will move to the bank’s Paris office over the summer as part of preparations for the UK’s withdrawal from the European Union, GlobalCapital understands.

    23 May 2019
  • NoChu reports growing CLO portfolio, weak financials

    Japan's Norinchukin Bank revealed in its full year 2018 earnings presentation Wednesday that it had grown its CLO holdings by 8.8% during the first quarter of 2019, although a look at its books reveals a bank that is aggressively pursuing yield beyond its borders.

    22 May 2019
  • Planned sale of Tesco mortgage book kicks up fears of fresh ‘mortgage prisoners’

    Tesco Bank is looking to sell its £3.7bn mortgage book after announcing that it will cease new mortgage originations. The lender is exploring options to facilitate a complete transfer, but the news has drawn attention to a bill proposed in the UK parliament which would grant borrowers the ability to transfer mortgages between providers.

    22 May 2019
  • GlobalCapital Bond Awards 2019 : the winners

    GlobalCapital revealed the winners of its 2019 Bond Awards at its annual Bond Awards Dinner at the Jumeirah Carlton Tower in London on May 22. The complete results are below. GlobalCapital congratulates all the winners and nominees.

    • 23 May 2019
  • BoQ offers yield ahead of TLTRO squeeze

    Bank of Queensland was able on Thursday to shave off the new issue premium for its new covered bond. It offered a juicy spread at a time when supply of high coupon deals in the asset class is threatened by the European Central Bank’s liquidity operations.

    • 23 May 2019







  • Green Gilts would be a political act

    Investors are calling on the UK to issue green bonds. Should it? There is little doubt markets would like them — but the important question is, would the public?

    • 21 May 2019
  • EM borrowers should nurture loans, not abandon them

    Loan bankers are coming to the painful realisation that emerging markets borrowers will be increasingly drawn to the bond market this year. Conditions there are becoming ever more attractive, perpetuating a decline in global loan volumes. But those companies abandoning loans for bonds should bear in mind the advantages of the loans market, not least its resilience.

    • 21 May 2019

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  • BofA’s top-three goal relies on intensity

    Bank of America is covering more clients than ever in a quest to overhaul its rivals at the summit of the league table rankings, spelling further bad news for European banks, writes David Rothnie.

    • 22 May 2019

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  • FCA fraud findings: a reminder of the danger of crypto

    The UK Financial Conduct Authority’s announcement this week that UK retail investors have lost £27m to FX and crypto scams will have won little more than passing attention from heavyweight capital markets players.

    • 23 May 2019
  • Tesco: checking out

    The UK’s approach to regulating banks points in opposite directions, as Tesco Bank’s decision to exit the mortgage market shows. But this will not matter to the customers it is supposed to benefit.

    • 23 May 2019

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