• Brexit deal chance lights up UK cap market hopes

    A surprise agreement between the UK government and the European Union has led to renewed optimism for the country's capital markets. There is hope that an orderly Brexit, or even a long extension, will lead to an increase in investment from UK companies, particularly in the form of M&A. Investors are more than willing to finance these deals, write Sam Kerr, Jasper Cox and Mike Turner.

    17 Oct 2019
  • New Wirecard allegations rock convert market

    Europe’s equity-linked bond market has been rocked this week, this time by fresh allegations of accounting fraud against Wirecard, the German payments processing company, less than a month after SoftBank issued a €900m exchangeable bond designed to derisk its investment in the company. Aidan Gregory reports.

    17 Oct 2019
  • Game over for smaller FIG issuers this year

    Argenta Spaarbank’s trade this week was a warning to smaller banks about the importance of good pricing and roadshows in selling bonds. But even for those issuers willing to heed those lessons, it may already be too late to issue debt, writes David Freitas.

    17 Oct 2019
  • EU aims for green taxonomy agreement by December

    EU institutions are set to start final negotiations on draft regulation for the Taxonomy of Sustainable Economic Activities next week. Disagreement over nuclear energy and the amount of power given to the European Parliament might make the discussions thorny.

    • 17 Oct 2019
  • Bankruptcy specialist sees record wave of debt restructurings ahead

    The next economic downturn will be much more severe than the last financial crisis, predicted Dr. Edward Altman, a professor of finance at NYU Stern School of Business. That companies have twice as much debt outstanding as they did before the last crisis was the critical factor, he said.

    • 15 Oct 2019
  • Bond underwriting outweighs IPO slump at Morgan Stanley

    Morgan Stanley posted fee growth in underwriting and advisory in its third quarter results on Thursday, leaving Goldman Sachs the outlier among the five big US banks in seeing revenues fall in investment banking.

    • 17 Oct 2019







  • The end of Libor: Asian banks are unprepared

    How much work have Asian banks put in to get ready for the end of Libor on December 31, 2021? Senior bankers in the region tend to respond to this question with shrugs, caveats and equivocations. It is clear, they admit privately, that not much progress has been made.

    • 17 Oct 2019
  • ECB deposit rate tiering won't hit covered bonds

    The European Central Bank’s (ECB) decision to introduce tiered deposit rates means that €800bn of cash held at the central bank will pay a higher interest rate than most covered bonds. This is not bad news for spreads — it just sounds like it is.

    • 15 Oct 2019

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  • Solomon still planning a culture change at Goldman

    A year on from being appointed chief executive, David Solomon is calling for patience in remodelling Goldman Sachs around new growth avenues. But there is much to admire on his first anniversary, writes David Rothnie.

    • 17 Oct 2019

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  • Make hay while positive yields shine

    The recent bond market sell-off has provided an opportune window for issuers to bring positive yielding deals, boosting demand for SSAs and covered bonds. It’s difficult to imagine this move will prove anything other than temporary, suggesting hesitant issuers should seize the opportunity before it disappears.

    • 17 Oct 2019
  • The Old Lady needs to lead on Libor

    The Bank of England should extend Libor beyond its set date of 2021 — or risk financial institutions setting their own rules.

    • 17 Oct 2019

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All International Bonds

Rank Lead Manager Amount $b No of issues Share %
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1 JPMorgan 329.19 1505 8.44%
2 Citi 302.82 1293 7.76%
3 Bank of America Merrill Lynch 259.71 1092 6.66%
4 Barclays 235.37 968 6.03%
5 HSBC 192.36 1061 4.93%

Bookrunners of All Syndicated Loans EMEA

Rank Lead Manager Amount $b No of issues Share %
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1 BNP Paribas 38.80 175 7.35%
2 Credit Agricole CIB 36.89 155 6.99%
3 JPMorgan 29.35 74 5.56%
4 UniCredit 24.81 134 4.70%
5 Bank of America Merrill Lynch 24.60 69 4.66%

Bookrunners of all EMEA ECM Issuance

Rank Lead Manager Amount $b No of issues Share %
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1 JPMorgan 9.98 67 9.69%
2 Morgan Stanley 9.41 44 9.13%
3 Goldman Sachs 8.72 45 8.47%
4 Citi 6.91 54 6.71%
5 UBS 5.28 29 5.12%