• Generali reopens Italian sub market

    Assicurazioni Generali was more than 10 times subscribed for its bullet tier two deal on Monday, the first public subordinated bond to be issued by an Italian financial institution in more than half a year. The deal likely benefitted from investors feeling more confident about both Italy and subordinated insurance debt.

    21 Jan 2019
  • Qatar offers Lebanon lifeline

    Qatar plans to buy $500m of Lebanese government bonds, providing the beleaguered country with a a reprieve from its bond market woes.

    21 Jan 2019
  • BNP Paribas completes CIB revamp

    BNP Paribas has made a string of senior appointments to complete a reorganisation of its corporate and institutional bank that began at the end of last year.

    • 09:15 AM




  • Moynihan promises hiring at BAML as De Giorgi quits

    Diego De Giorgi has left his post as global head of investment banking at Bank of America Merrill Lynch, less than four months after his boss and close ally Christian Meissner was ousted as head of corporate and investment banking (CIB) at the US bank.

    • 17 Jan 2019
  • Santander cancels Orcel's CEO appointment over deferred comp cost

    Santander has said it would not be hiring Andrea Orcel as group chief executive after all, because the cost of buying him out of previous compensation awarded at UBS would be too high. But sources close to and away from the situation said that the Spanish bank under Orcel would have also looked to poach other senior UBS employees, potentially sending the buy-out bill spiralling.

    • 15 Jan 2019
  • Italian banks suffer as ECB cracks down on NPL stock

    The European Central Bank has slapped the institutions under its supervision with deadlines for dealing with their stocks of non-performing loans, giving the weakest lenders up to 2027 to raise their coverage levels to 100%. The revelation hit Italian banks hard in the market this week, though some commentators said that the new recommendations should hardly have come as a shock to investors.

    • 17 Jan 2019



  • Indian debt issuance: two steps forward, one step back

    The Reserve Bank of India’s recent reforms to its external commercial borrowings (ECB) policy make for a simpler and looser process for borrowers raising debt offshore. But the central bank has also thrown up new roadblocks for issuers that could drastically affect their access to capital markets.

    • 09:30 AM
  • Redux or reset? Asian bonds show risks

    Asia’s offshore bond market has had a strong start to the year, moving past the doom and gloom that ended 2018. But there are already signs the difficult conditions that defined last year may only be around the corner.

    • 09:15 AM

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  • Investment banks gear up for tech coverage revolution

    Technology M&A will continue to power corporate finance activity in 2019 but, as deals increasingly cross sectors, banks are having to re-tool their coverage and break up internal silos, writes David Rothnie.

    • 17 Jan 2019

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  • Who’s afraid of the big bad loans?

    Mere mention of the words non-performing and loans together has the power to make markets quake, regardless of whether the details are good, bad or neutral.

    • 17 Jan 2019
  • When a bad deal leads to no deal, no one wins

    Maintaining confidence in the system relies on trust that leaders — those selected for their competence and character to set the course for the rest of us — are well informed, able to communicate with others at their level and take decisions that serve the interests of those they lead.

    • 17 Jan 2019

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All International Bonds

Rank Lead Manager Amount $m No of issues Share %
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1 Citi 29,036.25 83 9.38%
2 JPMorgan 26,957.68 80 8.71%
3 Barclays 19,404.68 52 6.27%
4 BNP Paribas 19,264.87 42 6.22%
5 HSBC 19,097.04 63 6.17%

Bookrunners of All Syndicated Loans EMEA

Rank Lead Manager Amount $m No of issues Share %
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1 Bank of America Merrill Lynch 9,498.80 2 86.56%
2 Swedbank 160.81 1 1.47%
2 Sumitomo Mitsui Financial Group 160.81 1 1.47%
2 SEB 160.81 1 1.47%
2 Nordea 160.81 1 1.47%

Bookrunners of all EMEA ECM Issuance

Rank Lead Manager Amount $m No of issues Share %
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1 ING 220.22 2 13.96%
1 Bank of America Merrill Lynch 220.22 2 13.96%
1 ABN AMRO Bank 220.22 2 13.96%
4 Barclays 129.04 1 8.18%
5 Morgan Stanley 114.77 1 7.28%