• IG corporate floodgates open following Bayer

    Bayer’s €5bn four-tranche corporate bond offering on Tuesday not only cleared the way for other issuers to approach the market, but the €22.5bn of demand gave four issuers the confidence to sell a variety of deals in Europe on Wednesday. €3.5bn was issued in the euro market and £1bn in sterling.

    • 20 Jun 2018
  • Clydesdale makes RMBS return with new Lanark deal

    Bank of America Merrill Lynch, as sole arranger, together with joint leads Barclays, Citigroup, and Lloyds Bank announced a prime RMBS from Clydesdale Bank’s master trust programme on Wednesday.

    • 20 Jun 2018




  • Miffed? Far from it, say SSAs adapting to life under MiFID II

    Six months into the life of MiFID II, a new regulation that had many in the capital markets sweating over just how onerous their lives were about to become, some public sector borrowers have claimed that not only has the implementation of the regulation been simple, but in several ways it has been beneficial. That is not the universal view, however, with some borrowers still experiencing minor headaches.

    • 14 Jun 2018
  • UK Treasury Committee asks for bonus revamp

    The UK Treasury Committee has recommended financial firms change their bonus culture to one where compensation is assessed against ‘objective and formulaic’ criteria, as part of a package of recommendations in its Women in Finance report. Experts warn the recommendations could become government policy if the industry does not change of its own accord.

    • 14 Jun 2018
  • Investec scoops HSBC’s RMB banker

    Huo Rongrong, the former global head of RMB and China business at HSBC, has left the bank for Investec Asset Management. The London-based banker will have a broader remit in her new buy-side role.

    • 14 Jun 2018



  • No shame in the game: taking the embarrassment out of pulled trades

    It’s time to take the stigma out of pulled deals. In this world of the Market Abuse Regulation (MAR), political volatility, and opportunistic issuance, sometimes it just shows that an issuer’s treasury was reaching a bit — and that’s OK.

    • 19 Jun 2018
  • Bond underwriters should tread carefully

    The Asian bond market has had a volatile quarter, with new dollar issues struggling in primary and notes underperforming in the secondary market. It may be tempting to cut corners, but there is no room for shoddy market practices.

    • 19 Jun 2018

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  • The investor push-back begins

    SSA borrowers have long been used to having it their way amid the exceptional monetary easing meted out by central banks since the global financial crisis. But this week could be the moment things started swinging back in favour of investors.

    • 14 Jun 2018
  • Green covered bonds can fill CBPP3’s void

    DNB Boligkreditt showed this week that borrowers have a very good incentive to consider issuing green covered bonds, especially now that the European Central Bank has signalled its intention to reduce net buying of assets under the Covered Bond Purchase Programme (CBPP3) to zero by December.

    • 14 Jun 2018

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All International Bonds

Rank Lead Manager Amount $m No of issues Share %
  • Last updated
  • Today
1 Citi 208,286.52 735 8.70%
2 JPMorgan 180,312.22 801 7.53%
3 Bank of America Merrill Lynch 175,954.61 579 7.35%
4 Barclays 152,682.63 530 6.38%
5 HSBC 132,711.10 607 5.54%

Bookrunners of All Syndicated Loans EMEA

Rank Lead Manager Amount $m No of issues Share %
  • Last updated
  • Today
1 JPMorgan 28,912.55 42 8.17%
2 BNP Paribas 23,481.31 80 6.63%
3 Citi 19,694.20 52 5.56%
4 SG Corporate & Investment Banking 18,198.32 63 5.14%
5 Credit Agricole CIB 18,113.59 74 5.12%

Bookrunners of all EMEA ECM Issuance

Rank Lead Manager Amount $m No of issues Share %
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1 Goldman Sachs 9,045.53 40 8.97%
2 JPMorgan 8,516.92 36 8.45%
3 Citi 7,537.45 40 7.48%
4 UBS 5,926.29 19 5.88%
5 Deutsche Bank 5,145.17 32 5.10%