• Corbyn ‘chaos’ the risk but Johnson win expected

    The Conservative Party’s lead in the opinion polls is giving rise to expectations that risk assets will rally, Gilts will sell off and primary markets will remain open after the UK general election on December 12. But a victory for Jeremy Corbyn’s Labour Party would cause panic.

    05 Dec 2019
  • ‘Aggressive’ UniCredit springs surprise after targeting P2R capital relief

    Bank capital experts were taken aback this week after UniCredit suggested that it would use subordinated debt to count towards its Pillar 2 capital requirements — a development that, if copied, could lead to a surge in the supply of additional tier one (AT1) and tier two bonds. It could also help financial institutions offset the negative capital impact of Basel IV. Tyler Davies reports.

    05 Dec 2019
  • Aramco prices historic IPO but clouds Saudi Vision 2030

    Saudi Arabia has completed the largest IPO ever, the listing of its economic crown jewel, the oil producer Saudi Aramco. However, a deal sold almost entirely to local investors was a missed opportunity to secure international backing for crown prince Mohammed bin Salman’s Vision 2030 plan for the country, writes Sam Kerr.

    05 Dec 2019
  • Market readies for era of loose spending

    A major push towards fiscal easing in Europe, which could be a key driver of capital markets in 2020, looks more likely after the junior partner in Germany's governing coalition elected leaders who are calling for more public investment. Government debt in some other EU countries is already at record levels while demographic changes could push it higher.

    • 05 Dec 2019
  • Ukraine faces crossroads as Privatbank tensions peak

    Ukraine is approaching a crucial moment in its financial history as a court decision nears on the future of one of its largest commercial banks that will determine the course of foreign investment in the country.

    • 05 Dec 2019
  • Intu the mire as distressed buyers circle UK property co

    GlobalCapital understands distressed debt buyers are seeking advice on how to target debt issued by intu Properties, especially its 2022 convertible bonds, now trading below 70, as the shopping centre company reels from the wave of restructurings and rent reductions by some of UK’s largest retailers.

    • 05 Dec 2019







  • UniCredit is striving not to be a hostage to fortune

    European banks are waiting for relief from central bankers, politicians and regulators. But UniCredit is positioning itself to offset several of the biggest problems facing the sector, giving it greater room to forge its own destiny.

    • 03 Dec 2019
  • The ECB cannot pretend it is a selective investor

    The European Central Bank (ECB) likes to keep up the idea that it dips in and out of markets judiciously with its quantitative easing programme. This is disingenuous. Its driving force is its need to pump money into the system.

    • 03 Dec 2019
  • Primary dealerships are rigged systems — that’s the point

    The FICC Market Standards Board has just released guidance on the proper conduct of government bond auctions, cautioning banks — and primary dealers especially — to manage their conflicts of interest carefully. That’s fine as far as it goes, but the whole point of the primary dealer system is to rig the market, with finely tuned incentives on all sides to make sure governments have access to funding whatever the weather.

    • 03 Dec 2019
  • Caveat emptor: Indian SOEs attempt covenant changes

    Oil and Natural Gas Corp’s (ONGC) failed attempt to loosen change of control covenants for its dollar bond is a prime example of why investors in Indian state-owned enterprises need to keep their eyes wide open when approaching new deals.

    • 03 Dec 2019

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  • Houlihan’s European expansion rolls on

    Houlihan Lokey’s European corporate finance land grab has made its fifth acquisition since 2014, writes David Rothnie, at a time when the fluctuations of the credit cycle may be about to lead to more restructurings.

    • 05 Dec 2019

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  • US PP market: hold firm on covenants

    Certain US private placement (PP) investors are beginning to fear a turn in the famously prudent market, towards a world with looser financial covenants. Let us hope this remains a fear and does not become reality.

    • 05 Dec 2019
  • Tory win offers false hope

    While capital markets professionals might be preparing to pop champagne corks in the expectation of a Conservative Party victory in the UK’s general election on December 12, they should remember that the government’s key policy is appalling for the UK.

    • 05 Dec 2019

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All International Bonds

Rank Lead Manager Amount $bn No of issues Share %
  • Last updated
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1 JPMorgan 378.25 1751 8.34%
2 Citi 349.31 1498 7.70%
3 Bank of America Merrill Lynch 301.49 1296 6.65%
4 Barclays 269.96 1130 5.95%
5 HSBC 224.07 1234 4.94%

Bookrunners of All Syndicated Loans EMEA

Rank Lead Manager Amount $bn No of issues Share %
  • Last updated
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1 BNP Paribas 48.06 225 7.37%
2 Credit Agricole CIB 43.29 202 6.64%
3 JPMorgan 33.50 97 5.14%
4 UniCredit 29.45 158 4.52%
5 SG Corporate & Investment Banking 29.18 148 4.47%

Bookrunners of all EMEA ECM Issuance

Rank Lead Manager Amount $bn No of issues Share %
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1 JPMorgan 13.16 82 8.34%
2 Goldman Sachs 12.42 63 7.87%
3 Morgan Stanley 12.18 55 7.71%
4 Citi 10.09 71 6.39%
5 Credit Suisse 6.93 38 4.39%