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The GlobalCapital Asia View

  • Not so grand: Evergrande’s bizarre bond return

    Evergrande’s $1.8bn bond at the end of October sent ripples through Asia’s bond market. It also set a dangerous precedent for a market that is already accused of letting standards slip.

    • 06 Nov 2018
  • Cyber bond splurge could remain stuck in the ether

    Recent developments may help push the risk of cyber attacks onto the capital markets through catastrophe bonds and other insurance-linked securities (ILS). But investors are likely to be wary about taking on too much exposure.

    • 30 Oct 2018
  • India's white elephant: start-up listings

    India’s securities regulator has reworked the much-maligned Institutional Trading Platform (ITP), giving it a new name and more flexible rules in the hopes of attracting technology start-ups. But like its last iteration, the reformed listings platform is probably doomed to fail.

    • 30 Oct 2018

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  • Revenge is a dish best served cold

    I’ll admit I often took pleasure in firing an underling back in my day, feeling a perverse sense of satisfaction in asserting my authority and punishing wrongdoers.

    • 08 Nov 2018
  • She says, he says: a tale of interruption

    Is banking due its own #MeToo moment? So far, there have been few whistle blowers in this testosterone filled industry, perhaps suggesting either that banks are much less sexist than some might fear, or that there are still a lot of stories yet to surface.

    • 01 Nov 2018
  • Crazy entitled: Rich Asians at arty auctions

    I made myself a guest again at the annual autumn sales by the venerable auction houses, which are a regular fixture of the Hong Kong social calendar.

    • 25 Oct 2018

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Clawback

Former ECM banker Philippe Espinasse dissects Asia's equity capital markets.

  • Hong Kong ECM: apply Sod’s law

    Clawback columnist Philippe Espinasse says the latest proposals by Hong Kong’s Law Society could spell bad news for international securities lawyers in the city.

    • 31 Oct 2018
  • Kill or cure

    The Hong Kong Stock Exchange is looking to boost governance of listed companies through a new proposal, but is this in the best interest of shareholders? Clawback columnist Philippe Espinasse has his say.

    • 04 Oct 2018

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Panda Bonds Top Arrangers

Rank Arranger Share % by Volume
1 China Merchants Securities Co 16.70
2 Industrial and Commercial Bank of China (ICBC) 14.38
3 CITIC Securities 10.44
4 Agricultural Bank of China (ABC) 9.08
5 China CITIC Bank Corp 8.17

Bookrunners of Asia-Pac (ex-Japan) ECM

Rank Lead Manager Amount $m No of issues Share %
  • Last updated
  • Today
1 Goldman Sachs 16,522.26 78 7.61%
2 Morgan Stanley 14,119.84 65 6.50%
3 Citi 14,051.62 90 6.47%
4 UBS 12,377.19 76 5.70%
5 China International Capital Corp Ltd 10,849.77 43 5.00%

Bookrunners of Asia Pacific (ex-Japan) G3 DCM

Rank Lead Manager Amount $m No of issues Share %
  • Last updated
  • Today
1 HSBC 22,067.26 189 7.50%
2 Citi 21,442.45 143 7.29%
3 JPMorgan 14,738.77 90 5.01%
4 Bank of America Merrill Lynch 12,958.17 82 4.41%
5 Goldman Sachs 11,768.61 57 4.00%

Asian polls & awards

  • GlobalRMB awards: Most impressive issuers, best law firm

    In this third part of the GlobalRMB awards, we present our reasons for choosing the best issuers in the FIG, corporate and SSA categories — and praise the strong performance of one well-known foreign law firm.

  • GlobalRMB awards: Person of the year, most impressive innovation

    In the final article on our GlobalRMB awards, we talk about the key innovation of the year and highlight the individual that has made the greatest contribution to the development of China’s cross-border capital markets.

  • GlobalRMB awards: Best bank for securities services

    Securities services was one of the most competitive award categories GlobalRMB had to decide this year. Our awards criteria demanded the near-impossible from participating banks: to beat the competition in the fast-changing China access scheme, while at the same time demonstrating a broad client base and the ability to be at the cutting edge of innovation.

  • GlobalRMB awards: Best for ABS, CNH, G3 and Panda bonds

    In GlobalRMB's Best Bank Awards for China DCM, Standard Chartered wins for ABS and CNH, HSBC takes home the G3 Bond House Award, and Bank of China gets kudos as the Best House for Panda bond issuers.

  • Now open! GlobalCapital Asia Capital Market Awards 2018

    GlobalCapital Asia is pleased to invite pitches for our annual capital markets and investment banking awards, rewarding the most impressive transactions and investment banks of 2018.