US banks break ranks on book building tech to move out of ‘Stone Age’

Three US banks announced this week that they were setting up a new electronic platform to make primary issuance easier, which will go head to head with software firm Ipreo’s efforts. Primary markets bankers are keen to see more competition in the race to improve new issue tech, but some worry that the three banks will undermine a broader market initiative using Neptune software to solve the same problem.

  • By Nell Mackenzie, Owen Sanderson
  • 28 Mar 2018

Bank of America Merrill Lynch, Citi, and JP Morgan are collaborating on the new platform, which will help distribute prospectuses, investor information, pricing updates, and eventually, collect orders directly from investors.

This is broadly the same business proposition as Ipreo’s Investor Access product, a piece ...

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All International Bonds

Rank Lead Manager Amount $m No of issues Share %
  • Last updated
  • Today
1 JPMorgan 227,365.29 1021 8.28%
2 Citi 211,404.92 882 7.70%
3 Bank of America Merrill Lynch 176,375.36 735 6.42%
4 Barclays 164,503.56 674 5.99%
5 HSBC 136,422.24 745 4.97%

Bookrunners of All Syndicated Loans EMEA

Rank Lead Manager Amount $m No of issues Share %
  • Last updated
  • Today
1 BNP Paribas 27,431.07 110 7.85%
2 Credit Agricole CIB 25,823.81 106 7.39%
3 JPMorgan 21,834.93 53 6.25%
4 Bank of America Merrill Lynch 21,382.31 54 6.12%
5 SG Corporate & Investment Banking 16,786.71 79 4.80%

Bookrunners of all EMEA ECM Issuance

Rank Lead Manager Amount $m No of issues Share %
  • Last updated
  • Today
1 Morgan Stanley 7,509.08 37 9.67%
2 JPMorgan 7,363.27 46 9.48%
3 Goldman Sachs 6,842.44 35 8.81%
4 Citi 5,763.97 41 7.42%
5 UBS 4,691.07 23 6.04%