The GlobalCapital Asia View

  • HKEX is unlikely to lose ground to SGX

    The Singapore Exchange is firing shots at the Hong Kong Stock Exchange once again to lure IPO-hopefuls, this time over the city’s ever closer political relationship with China. But Hong Kong can boast some clear advantages over its rival.

    • 13 Mar 2018
  • China should push green bond issuers offshore

    China may be one of the world’s largest green bond markets, but its issuer base offshore has only seen limited growth. The market regulator may want to pick up cues from the development of its domestic green debt market to boost international issuance.

    • 06 Mar 2018
  • Indonesia’s green sukuk needs a harder look

    The Republic of Indonesia’s maiden green sukuk last week was a landmark for green finance, becoming the first green sovereign issue in Asia, and one of just a handful globally. Indonesia deserves to be lauded for its efforts, but it’s too soon to judge the country by its one green financing exercise — especially as the nation is far from environmentally friendly.

    • 27 Feb 2018

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  • Let's face it — pride comes before a fall

    We all know the power of client meetings. Those face-to-face encounters are what can make or break us investment bankers. But sometimes those 'breaks' are beyond our control.

    • 15 Mar 2018
  • For a good time, call the ministry of finance

    Finance is a pretty sexy industry, as we all know. Who would ever question the attraction of making money? My mates and I certainly never have — but one friend got a bit more than he bargained for when he innocently called Singapore’s ministry of finance the other day.

    • 08 Mar 2018
  • Dating token adds allure to crypto bubble

    Journalists are overwhelmed with press releases on a daily basis. Nowadays, comms managers tend to publicise anything and everything: the personal assistant of the deputy CEO moved to Singapore, the chairman’s dog fell over, blockchain blah blah something something proof of concept.

    • 01 Mar 2018

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

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  • Goldman loses sense of timing in succession shambles

    The botched succession to the chief executive seat is un-Goldmanlike, and the firm must provide more clarity if it is to stay focused on its expansion plans and not cede the initiative to its rivals, writes David Rothnie.

    • 14 Mar 2018
  • Activism wave could redefine investment banking relationships

    With activist investors firmly established in Europe, advisers are beefing up teams and trying to position themselves for a possible shake-up in the relationship between boards and investment banks, writes David Rothnie.

    • 07 Mar 2018

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Panda Bonds Top Arrangers

Rank Arranger Share % by Volume
1 Industrial and Commercial Bank of China (ICBC) 21.88
2 China CITIC Bank Corp 18.75
2 Agricultural Bank of China (ABC) 18.75
2 CITIC Securities 18.75
5 China Merchants Securities Co 10.63

Bookrunners of Asia-Pac (ex-Japan) ECM

Rank Lead Manager Amount $m No of issues Share %
  • Last updated
  • 15 Mar 2018
1 Goldman Sachs 5,809.00 16 9.90%
2 China Securities Co Ltd 4,671.86 11 7.96%
3 Citi 4,064.83 23 6.93%
4 Huatai Securities Co Ltd 3,413.03 13 5.82%
5 Morgan Stanley 3,375.83 14 5.75%

Bookrunners of Asia Pacific (ex-Japan) G3 DCM

Rank Lead Manager Amount $m No of issues Share %
  • Last updated
  • 15 Mar 2018
1 HSBC 6,810.21 51 7.07%
2 Citi 5,647.48 36 5.86%
3 JPMorgan 4,855.24 22 5.04%
4 Morgan Stanley 4,704.59 31 4.89%
5 Goldman Sachs 4,252.84 14 4.42%

Asian polls & awards

  • 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.

  • GlobalCapital Asia regional capital markets awards 2017: the winners

    Over the last two months, GlobalCapital Asia's team has conducted pitch meetings with banks to decide the most impressive capital markets transactions and advisers in Asia in 2017.