Game still on for ECM blocks despite Trump sell-off

By Aidan Gregory
18 May 2017

Stockmarkets in the US and Europe faltered this week due to the FBI controversy embroiling President Trump. Yet the EMEA equity block trades market has been ferocious, with 20 deals, and bankers are relaxed about the threat of a market correction.

“The market has been on fire until yesterday,” said a senior equity capital markets banker in London on Thursday. “Things have cleared at eye-watering discounts. The pricing [of discounts] is at least 100bp tighter than it was since last year. The concern around the French election has gone ...

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