• EU Parliament calls for ‘brown’ category in green Taxonomy

    Members of the European Parliament are planning to add a controversial ‘non-sustainable’ category to the Taxonomy of Sustainable Economic Activities proposed last year by the EU Commission. Two Brussels sources have told GlobalCapital the Parliament's vote on the issue, scheduled for Wednesday February 20, has been postponed after heavy pressure from corporate lobbyists.

    • 18 Feb 2019
  • Emirates Dev Bank to lead ME charge

    Bond volumes from the Middle East are likely to outstrip last year's thanks to some jumbo-sized new issues. But before the giants awake, a debut borrower is set to emerge this week.

    • 19 Feb 2019




  • Commerz readies for Brexit by moving jobs and clearing activity

    Commerzbank has faced some resistance from staff over moves from the UK to continental Europe in preparation for Brexit, although the bank says those who have moved have no regrets. Meanwhile, margin pressure has been weighing on the bank’s corporate clients division, but there were positive signs in its financial institutions business last quarter.

    • 14 Feb 2019
  • Levfin and a bad block weigh on Credit Suisse

    Credit Suisse’s fourth quarter results showed damage from the high yield and leveraged finance market’s tantrum in the last quarter of 2018. The bank was also hit by a Canada Goose block trade gone wrong.

    • 14 Feb 2019
  • Daiwa hires dollar SSA trading head

    Daiwa Capital Markets Europe has appointed a new head of dollar SSA trading.

    • 12 Feb 2019
  • Barclays hires CLO strategist to London team

    Barclays has hired Geoffrey Horton as a CLO and loan strategist in London.

    • 14 Feb 2019



  • No need to panic over UK banks' China exposure

    The UK banking sector has more links to China than the equivalent sectors in the US, Japan, the euro area and South Korea do combined. Analysts are warning that China's growth is slowing, and HSBC’s poor results have been linked to this. But those espousing that view are overstating the connection.

    • 19 Feb 2019
  • Cross-border recognition of assets is key to pan-Baltic covered bond success

    Covered bonds offer a way for Baltic banks to develop a new seam of long-term standalone wholesale funding. But a successful conclusion to this project will depend on whether investors are convinced there is an effective mechanism for cross-border recognition of assets.

    • 19 Feb 2019

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  • UBS pivots from FIG to GIG

    UBS is re-balancing its corporate finance business to end its reliance on its Financial Institutions Group with impressive results, writes David Rothnie.

    • 14 Feb 2019

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  • AT1s: extend but don't pretend

    Additional tier ones couldn’t have reacted any more calmly to the first ever extension of a deal this week, but the market is still a long way from overcoming its ultimate test.

    • 14 Feb 2019
  • Uzbekistan: a brief reminder of better times

    In the emerging markets over the past year the art of bond investing has often felt like perfecting the skill of mitigating disaster — of knowing when to catch a falling knife or jump on a rebound before everyone else does.

    • 14 Feb 2019

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All International Bonds

Rank Lead Manager Amount $m No of issues Share %
  • Last updated
  • Today
1 Citi 60,274.44 194 8.13%
2 JPMorgan 59,428.00 214 8.02%
3 Barclays 51,688.09 168 6.97%
4 Bank of America Merrill Lynch 42,506.65 151 5.74%
5 HSBC 40,145.65 182 5.42%

Bookrunners of All Syndicated Loans EMEA

Rank Lead Manager Amount $m No of issues Share %
  • Last updated
  • Today
1 Bank of America Merrill Lynch 6,160.68 5 15.90%
2 Deutsche Bank 3,400.72 4 8.77%
3 Commerzbank Group 2,532.05 5 6.53%
4 Citi 2,513.95 6 6.49%
5 BNP Paribas 1,742.18 7 4.49%

Bookrunners of all EMEA ECM Issuance

Rank Lead Manager Amount $m No of issues Share %
  • Last updated
  • Today
1 UBS 998.25 3 13.32%
2 Citi 693.55 2 9.26%
3 Morgan Stanley 572.72 3 7.64%
4 Bank of America Merrill Lynch 509.34 3 6.80%
5 Jefferies LLC 409.89 4 5.47%