• ABP leads the way in switching FRNs to Sonia

    The UK corporate bond market is getting its first taste of a trend that could dominate liability management in the coming years. Associated British Ports this week asked holders of its £65m 2022 floating rate note to consent to switching the bonds’ reference rate from Libor to Sonia. Alex Radford and Ross Lancaster report.

    23 May 2019
  • Taking no prisoners? Citi starts sale of Tesco mortgages

    Tesco Bank is said to have mandated Citi to run a sale process for its £3.7bn book of UK mortgages, after it decided to pull out of the market, blaming cut-throat competition. But the move has drawn attention to a proposed UK law to help ‘mortgage prisoners’, which could stop UK mortgages trading at all, writes Owen Sanderson.

    23 May 2019
  • Green innovation: Dutch classify buyers, Germans mull strippable labels

    The green bond market is going through one of its most intense periods, with a wide variety of high profile issuers joining the market. But there are also hints of novelty in the market. The Netherlands used a system for classifying green investors, while Germany is considering whether Bunds could be issued with detachable green certificates. Jon Hay reports.

    23 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
  • Securitization market fully switches to Sonia standard

    The trickle of Sonia issuance in securitization markets has become a full stream less than two months after Nationwide Building Society's debut in the format, with the benchmark now the new standard for sterling markets. The development comes not a moment too soon, as UK banks try to structure their funding around repayment of central bank schemes.

    • 23 May 2019
  • 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







  • 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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All International Bonds

Rank Lead Manager Amount $m No of issues Share %
  • Last updated
  • Today
1 JPMorgan 162,498.05 705 8.03%
2 Citi 160,009.61 642 7.91%
3 Bank of America Merrill Lynch 131,789.43 523 6.52%
4 Barclays 127,011.96 491 6.28%
5 HSBC 105,841.39 530 5.23%

Bookrunners of All Syndicated Loans EMEA

Rank Lead Manager Amount $m No of issues Share %
  • Last updated
  • Today
1 Bank of America Merrill Lynch 12,900.23 34 6.65%
2 BNP Paribas 12,334.48 61 6.36%
3 UniCredit 11,196.47 58 5.77%
4 Citi 9,580.75 37 4.94%
5 Deutsche Bank 8,953.95 35 4.62%

Bookrunners of all EMEA ECM Issuance

Rank Lead Manager Amount $m No of issues Share %
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1 Morgan Stanley 5,454.13 25 10.64%
2 JPMorgan 4,766.13 27 9.30%
3 Goldman Sachs 4,280.20 20 8.35%
4 Citi 3,649.88 23 7.12%
5 UBS 3,602.23 16 7.03%