• Saving face: Banker balloons after food mishap

    When life gives you lemons, stay cool and ask life what else it has got.

    • 17 Oct 2019
  • Mind your language or face the music

    It’s tough being a banker these days, and not just because the mouth-watering pay cheques and bonuses that came with the job have been gradually drying up.

    • 10 Oct 2019
  • What to do when a job description goes south

    An evening at Captain’s Bar always provides me with an endless source of gossip, anecdotes and entertainment. This week proved as reliable as ever, when I took up my perch with my usual glass of whisky.

    • 03 Oct 2019
  • How to do awards dinners (and what follows)

    Awards season is almost upon us, with preparations well under way for glitzy ceremonies at Asia’s finest hotels.

    • 26 Sep 2019
  • The chore of a site visit for a failed loan

    Site visits for loan deals are often a bit of a bore. Unless the site was a brewery or distillery where we could sample the product, myself and my peers usually sent minions on the tour instead.

    • 19 Sep 2019
  • China’s shoe exchange is my worst nightmare

    Has any institution created more gentlemen than Captain’s Bar?

    • 12 Sep 2019
  • Coal is going the way of the dinosaurs

    I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again: these Millennials are too sensitive.

    • 05 Sep 2019
  • Cooling off in a hot market with a dose of reality

    Being in Asia for as long as I have, one gets used to the quirky nature of some of the region’s smallest markets. My personal favourite is Myanmar, a country long closed off to the outside world and now slowly coming into its own.

    • 29 Aug 2019
  • A small phish in a big pond

    Being a banker is no longer about being book smart, but more about being street smart, in the age of phishing scams.

    • 21 Aug 2019
  • Our man in HK gets caught in the protests

    The protests in Hong Kong continue to spiral out of control. Hundreds of thousands of people have taken to the streets. Residents have got used to the sight of armed response units running past their windows. The airport has ground to a halt. Was it really sensible to plan a business trip in the middle of all this?

    • 15 Aug 2019

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Panda Bonds Top Arrangers

Rank Arranger Share % by Volume
1 Bank of China (BOC) 27.09
2 Industrial and Commercial Bank of China (ICBC) 12.86
3 China Merchants Bank Co 11.85
4 China Merchants Securities Co 9.09
5 Agricultural Bank of China (ABC) 5.51

Bookrunners of Asia-Pac (ex-Japan) ECM

Rank Lead Manager Amount $b No of issues Share %
  • Last updated
  • Today
1 Goldman Sachs 11.56 53 6.98%
2 CITIC Securities 11.15 64 6.74%
3 China International Capital Corp Ltd 9.66 56 5.83%
4 UBS 9.66 73 5.83%
5 Morgan Stanley 9.43 59 5.70%

Bookrunners of Asia Pacific (ex-Japan) G3 DCM

Rank Lead Manager Amount $b No of issues Share %
  • Last updated
  • Today
1 HSBC 29.40 258 8.37%
2 Citi 23.83 167 6.79%
3 JPMorgan 16.38 120 4.66%
4 Standard Chartered Bank 16.13 163 4.59%
5 Bank of America Merrill Lynch 12.50 94 3.56%

Asian polls & awards

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  • GlobalCapital China Capital Market Awards 2019: open for submissions

    GlobalCapital China is pleased to invite you to participate in the GlobalCapital China Capital Market Awards 2019. Inaugurated last year under the GlobalRMB banner, the awards celebrate the accomplishments of the leading players in the renminbi debt capital markets, onshore and offshore, as well as key service providers.

  • Last chance! GlobalCapital Asia Capital Market Awards 2019

    GlobalCapital Asia is pleased to invite pitches for our annual capital markets and investment banking awards, which reward the most impressive transactions and investment banks of 2019.

  • GlobalCapital reveals SRI Award nominations

    GlobalCapital has published the nominations for its Sustainable and Responsible Capital Markets Awards. The winners will be announced on September 17, at our Awards Ceremony in Amsterdam.

  • GlobalCapital SRI Awards: poll extended

    In response to requests from market participants, GlobalCapital has extended the closing date of its poll to determine the 2019 winners of its Sustainable and Responsible Capital Markets Awards. Market participants can now vote until July 26.