• The joke is on you

    As the introduction of weighted voting rights (WVR) and pre-revenue companies’ listings get nearer in Hong Kong, Clawback columnist Philippe Espinasse sees an opportune time for a quick take on the types of companies that the exchange — which is probably the most volatile of the world’s major primary markets — readily allows.

    • 03 Apr 2018
  • Biotech chapter unlikely to float cornerstones’ boat

    In the new Clawback, columnist Philippe Espinasse analyses the impact of Hong Kong’s new rules around cornerstone investors in biotechnology companies.

    • 06 Mar 2018
  • The price is (not always) right

    In the latest Clawback, columnist Philippe Espinasse takes a closer look at two new IPO guidance letters released by the Hong Kong bourse.

    • 05 Feb 2018
  • SGX ready to give no quarter

    In the latest Clawback, columnist Philippe Espinasse puts the Singapore Exchange's proposal on quarterly reporting by companies under the microscope.

    • 15 Jan 2018
  • Christmas safari

    Amid UBS’s Sergio Ermotti’s spat with regulators, Clawback columnist Philippe Espinasse turns his attention to this season’s banker bonuses.

    • 04 Dec 2017
  • The end of the affair

    In this week's Clawback, columnist Philippe Espinasse writes about how Hong Kong’s ambitious plans to woo international companies to its stock exchange are facing a big setback.

    • 06 Nov 2017
  • The end (of rights issues) is near

    In the latest Clawback, columnist Philippe Espinasse puts the Hong Kong Stock Exchange’s (HKEX) recent consultation paper on capital raisings by listed issuers under the microscope.

    • 26 Sep 2017
  • The East is Red

    In the latest Clawback, columnist Philippe Espinasse puts cash trading numbers in Hong Kong under the microscope to some rather interesting results.

    • 04 Sep 2017
  • A walk through the IPO sponsor minefield

    In the latest Clawback, columnist Philippe Espinasse dissects the IPO approval and rejection process in Hong Kong, as the city’s licensed bankers play musical chairs.

    • 02 Aug 2017
  • The Merlion roars again

    Something quite extraordinary has just been happening in Singapore. For the first time in several years, investors in the city-state have been able to punt on a local, multi-billion-dollar IPO, writes Philippe Espinasse in the latest Clawback.

    • 19 Jul 2017

Clawback archive


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




Panda Bonds Top Arrangers

Rank Arranger Share % by Volume
1 China Merchants Securities Co 18.47
2 Agricultural Bank of China (ABC) 16.20
2 CITIC Securities 16.20
4 China CITIC Bank Corp 14.58
5 Industrial and Commercial Bank of China (ICBC) 11.34

Bookrunners of Asia-Pac (ex-Japan) ECM

Rank Lead Manager Amount $m No of issues Share %
  • Last updated
  • Today
1 Citi 8,204.66 32 8.49%
2 Morgan Stanley 7,597.79 22 7.86%
3 Goldman Sachs 7,294.64 26 7.55%
4 China Securities Co Ltd 5,454.82 15 5.65%
5 Bank of America Merrill Lynch 5,244.96 10 5.43%

Bookrunners of Asia Pacific (ex-Japan) G3 DCM

Rank Lead Manager Amount $m No of issues Share %
  • Last updated
  • Today
1 HSBC 11,141.61 83 7.57%
2 Citi 8,206.52 56 5.58%
3 JPMorgan 7,156.82 32 4.86%
4 Goldman Sachs 7,156.15 27 4.86%
5 Bank of America Merrill Lynch 6,151.78 31 4.18%

Asian polls & awards

  • The Australian Fixed Income Poll 2018

    Asiamoney, in association with National Australia Bank, invites all fixed income investors in Asia and Europe to participate in the Australian Fixed Income Poll 2018. The online poll will take only five to 10 minutes to complete.

  • Regional Capital Markets Awards Part IV: Investment Bank

    In the last instalment of our 2017 awards, we present the full write-ups of the winners of Best Asian Investment Bank and Best Investment Bank.

  • Regional Capital Markets Awards Part III: Bonds

    In the third instalment of our 2017 awards, we present the full write-ups of the winners of the Best Local Currency Bond, Best High Yield Bond, Best Financial Bond, Best SSA Bond, Best Investment Grade Bond, Best Project Finance Deal, Best Bond, Best G3 and Local Currency Bond House, and Best High Yield Bond House.

  • Regional Capital Markets Awards Part II: Equities

    In the second instalment of our 2017 awards, we present the full write-ups of the winners for Best Follow-On/Accelerated Bookbuild, Best Equity-Linked Deal, Best IPO, Best ECM Deal and Best ECM House.

  • Regional Capital Markets Awards Part I: Loans

    In the first instalment of our 2017 awards, we present the full write-ups of the winners for Best Investment Grade Syndicated Loan, Best High Yield Syndicated Loan, Best Leveraged/Acquisition Finance, Best Loan and Best Loans House.