• Saudi murder allegation heaps pressure on loan market

    The loan market is weighing up the fate of billions of dollars worth of deals after the disappearance and possible murder of Jamal Khashoggi, a prominent Saudi journalist who had criticised the regime. Mariam Meskin and Mike Turner report.

    18 Oct 2018
  • Turkey returns, cheaper but unbowed

    The Turkish sovereign returned to international markets this week riding a wave of relief and renewed goodwill, following the release of US pastor Andrew Brunson, write Francesca Young and Lewis McLellan.

    18 Oct 2018
  • IPO market turns to its Eastern front

    The Europe, the Middle East and Africa (EMEA) IPO market suffered during the sell-off that hit equity markets hard last week. But amid the wreckage of pulled flotations and weak aftermarket performance, two exciting listings from Kazakhstan and Belarus are underway and equity capital markets bankers and investors are beginning to see the promise in the markets in, and beyond, Europe’s eastern fringe, writes Sam Kerr.

    18 Oct 2018
  • Lat Am new deal rush yields mixed results

    Panama came from nowhere to lead a slew of Latin American credits marching to raise bond funding on Thursday, but the weight of supply coupled with a tricky trading session meant that results were as up and down as the recent market conditions.

    • 18 Oct 2018




  • The last of the SIFIs: Pru goes too

    The US Financial Stability Oversight Council no longer has any systemically important financial institutions on its list, after voting to rescind the label for Prudential Financial this week.

    • 18 Oct 2018
  • Ex-bankers aim to disrupt equity fundraising

    An ex-head of European equity sales, an ex-fund manager and an ex-Goldman Sachs banker have launched an internet-based funding platform to connect institutional investors with private companies looking for fundraising.

    • 17 Oct 2018
  • Not so fab for four as UBS culls sales staff

    Four sales staff have been let go from UBS's fixed income division. Two were from credit and two worked in rates.

    • 17 Oct 2018



  • China sovereign bond: a blessing in disguise?

    China may have returned to the dollar bond market at a difficult point last week, but the sovereign still has a way to go before its notes become a real benchmark for the country’s debt issuers.

    • 18 Oct 2018
  • CYBG's IRB boost shows how UK big banks benefit

    CYBG’s move to an internal ratings based (IRB) approach highlights how the UK’s largest lenders enjoy a substantial competitive benefit over the challengers.

    • 16 Oct 2018

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  • Investors need to retune on Netflix

    It was a good week for Netflix as its stock jumped by almost 10% after it released its third quarter results, but the company’s business model and overvalued stock makes it seem like a bubble trade.

    • 18 Oct 2018
  • Testing Brexit stress scuppers stress testing

    Tucked away at the end of a press release, the Bank of England announced this week that it would delay a stress test for financial institutions. A messy departure from the EU could test the banks in real life instead.

    • 11 Oct 2018

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All International Bonds

Rank Lead Manager Amount $m No of issues Share %
  • Last updated
  • Today
1 Citi 304,500.91 1183 8.05%
2 JPMorgan 297,722.75 1300 7.87%
3 Bank of America Merrill Lynch 278,326.06 937 7.35%
4 Barclays 230,541.51 857 6.09%
5 Goldman Sachs 206,469.72 679 5.46%

Bookrunners of All Syndicated Loans EMEA

Rank Lead Manager Amount $m No of issues Share %
  • Last updated
  • Today
1 BNP Paribas 43,227.81 174 7.04%
2 JPMorgan 38,825.76 78 6.32%
3 Credit Agricole CIB 33,071.14 158 5.38%
4 UniCredit 32,366.25 145 5.27%
5 SG Corporate & Investment Banking 31,330.98 120 5.10%

Bookrunners of all EMEA ECM Issuance

Rank Lead Manager Amount $m No of issues Share %
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1 JPMorgan 13,024.03 55 8.90%
2 Goldman Sachs 12,162.67 59 8.31%
3 Citi 9,480.20 54 6.48%
4 Morgan Stanley 8,083.13 49 5.52%
5 UBS 7,976.88 32 5.45%