Taipan



The GlobalCapital Asia View

  • China’s research clampdown: a step in the wrong direction

    China’s securities firms are about to be subject to an alarming rule that will limit their capacity to provide independent research. The decision to grade firms on their ability to manage the reputation of China and guide public opinion is a big step back for the country’s financial system.

    • 15 Aug 2019
  • A real summer break will do Asian bond market good

    Volatility has hurt secondary spreads and primary deal flow in the Asian bond market but really it is no bad thing. A quiet month is just what the market needs after an overwhelming amount of supply so far this year.

    • 13 Aug 2019
  • In calling China a 'currency manipulator,' the US plays its Trump card

    The US finally labelled China a currency manipulator this week, a day after the renminbi weakened to below the psychological level of seven against the dollar. With China clearly indicating its willingness to open a new front in the trade war, the stage is set for an increase in rhetoric between the two countries.

    • 07 Aug 2019

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  • 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
  • Being first isn’t always a sign of being the best

    As a banker, it is always ideal to be the first in whatever we do.

    • 08 Aug 2019
  • Outnumbered: 10 is not the magic number

    It is common during awards pitches for journalists to be outnumbered. But some banks take it to extremes.

    • 01 Aug 2019

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Clawback

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

  • Flying high in the year of the pig

    In his latest Clawback column, Philippe Espinasse takes a look at the Hong Kong stock exchange’s new three year plan and its desire to be a global listing hub.

    • 08 Mar 2019
  • Stabilisation profits: sharing is caring

    Clawback columnist Philippe Espinasse turns his attention to one of the ECM world’s best-guarded secrets: the profits banks can make from stabilisation.

    • 13 Feb 2019

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Southpaw

  • HSBC’s Tucker and Stevenson ramp up the pressure

    HSBC’s chief executive was dislodged by the force of the challenges facing the bank. Now, its global markets division is under pressure as senior management continues with reform, writes David Rothnie.

    • 15 Aug 2019
  • Banks pin growth hopes on Gallic push

    Big banks and boutiques alike are ramping up operations to boost revenues in France, Europe’s most competitive investment banking market. But is there enough business — and talent — to go around? By David Rothnie.

    • 08 Aug 2019

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More from Asia

Panda Bonds Top Arrangers

Rank Arranger Share % by Volume
1 Bank of China (BOC) 19.93
2 Industrial and Commercial Bank of China (ICBC) 13.40
3 China Merchants Securities Co 12.94
4 Agricultural Bank of China (ABC) 7.84
5 China Securities 6.54

Bookrunners of Asia-Pac (ex-Japan) ECM

Rank Lead Manager Amount $m No of issues Share %
  • Last updated
  • Today
1 CITIC Securities 9,784.84 51 7.39%
2 Goldman Sachs 8,917.01 37 6.73%
3 Morgan Stanley 8,062.73 52 6.09%
4 China International Capital Corp Ltd 7,479.26 47 5.65%
5 UBS 7,365.18 51 5.56%

Bookrunners of Asia Pacific (ex-Japan) G3 DCM

Rank Lead Manager Amount $m No of issues Share %
  • Last updated
  • Today
1 HSBC 22,810.26 200 8.33%
2 Citi 17,061.26 128 6.23%
3 JPMorgan 14,213.30 96 5.19%
4 Standard Chartered Bank 12,123.46 119 4.43%
5 Bank of America Merrill Lynch 10,117.96 78 3.70%

Asian polls & awards

  • 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.

  • GlobalCapital opens 2019 poll for SRI Awards

    GlobalCapital has launched its poll to determine the 2019 winners of its Sustainable and Responsible Capital Markets Awards. Market participants are invited to participate.

  • GlobalCapital launches Sustainable Financing and Investing Survey

    GlobalCapital is conducting a global research survey on the fast-changing markets for sustainable financing and investing. It will combine the views of issuers and investors to give a nuanced picture of how this trend is changing capital markets for both groups.

  • GlobalCapital Asia capital markets awards 2018: Investment banks

    In the fourth and final instalment of GlobalCapital Asia’s capital markets awards announcements, find out the Best Asian Investment Bank and the Best Investment Bank in the region for 2018.