• US mortgage bond investors await year end flurry with caution

    While it is still a small fraction of its agency counterpart, private label RMBS is set to have its busiest year ever since the financial crisis in 2018. But investors are cautiously welcoming the upswing in volumes, which is being driven by new kinds of mortgage credit backed by a broader range of borrowers.

    • 19 Sep 2018
  • Funding Circle IPO accelerated to avoid volatility

    Bookrunners on the Funding Circle IPO have moved quickly to set a price range for the sale, with books now set to close on September 27, earlier than some in the market were likely expecting.

    • 19 Sep 2018
  • World Bank readies test of investor resistance in dollar market

    Dollar investors gave public sector issuers something to think about on Wednesday, as a pair of SRI bonds had very different receptions. One aggressively priced deal struggled to reach full subscription while another offering some concession grew by a half. World Bank is up next in the currency, though in conventional format, and bankers believe the trade will indicate the market’s direction.

    • 19 Sep 2018
  • Sulzer nets Sfr15m profit on sanctions relief trade

    Sulzer, the Swiss maker of industrial machinery, has made a Sfr15m profit on a block of shares it acquired in April from its former majority owner Renova Group to escape economic sanctions imposed on Russian companies and individuals by the US Treasury’s OFAC.

    • 19 Sep 2018






  • The struggle continues for Chinese property companies

    Chinese property companies that have been relying heavily on the country’s banks for their offshore loans should beware. The mainland bank lending tap may not be open for too long.

    • 19 Sep 2018
  • UK throws City under Brexit bus because it’s politically easy

    The City has prepared as best it can for a no-deal Brexit, but it's not just the immediate effects it needs to worry about — the UK government’s disdain for the industry its Brexit planning will diminish UK-based financial services for many years, and the government doesn't seem to care.

    • 18 Sep 2018

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  • Endless upheaval: life after Lehman

    In their different ways, Bank of America Merrill Lynch, Nomura and Barclays have come to define the successes and challenges that have shaped banking in the past decade.

    • 13 Sep 2018

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  • Nasdaq must come clean

    A Norwegian trader lost millions on Wednesday in a bad bet on the German and Nordic power markets, putting other members of Nasdaq Clearing on the hook for €107m in losses. The clearing house withstood the test to its capital buffers, but Nasdaq must be clear about what went wrong and what steps need to be taken to maintain confidence in its systems.

    • 13 Sep 2018
  • UBS and World Bank team up for green-washed equity linker

    World Bank has sold a new equity-linked bond. The twist is that the return is correlated to the performance of a sustainability index — but that doesn’t make it any greener.

    • 13 Sep 2018

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All International Bonds

Rank Lead Manager Amount $m No of issues Share %
  • Last updated
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1 Citi 276,777.40 1064 8.14%
2 JPMorgan 266,530.47 1166 7.84%
3 Bank of America Merrill Lynch 250,764.41 839 7.38%
4 Barclays 205,469.94 758 6.05%
5 Goldman Sachs 184,785.44 600 5.44%

Bookrunners of All Syndicated Loans EMEA

Rank Lead Manager Amount $m No of issues Share %
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1 BNP Paribas 35,188.43 145 6.49%
2 JPMorgan 32,762.25 63 6.04%
3 UniCredit 29,291.42 133 5.40%
4 SG Corporate & Investment Banking 28,951.69 110 5.34%
5 Credit Agricole CIB 26,611.53 134 4.91%

Bookrunners of all EMEA ECM Issuance

Rank Lead Manager Amount $m No of issues Share %
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1 JPMorgan 11,195.88 46 9.03%
2 Goldman Sachs 10,193.27 47 8.22%
3 Citi 9,056.44 50 7.31%
4 Morgan Stanley 6,436.97 42 5.19%
5 UBS 6,389.02 24 5.15%