• Evercore’s Takeda switch shows growing pains of independents

    As independent advisers take centre stage on the biggest deals, they will attract greater scrutiny, and their big selling point — freedom from conflicts — could be diminished, writes David Rothnie.

    • 16 May 2018
  • Rivals eye German prize amid Deutsche Bank’s woes

    Germany’s vibrant M&A market is failing to provide the lift that Deutsche Bank needs in its home market, writes David Rothnie.

    • 09 May 2018
  • Goldman Sachs leads corporate broking ‘Mark III’

    The US bank is doing it differently from its rivals as it expands in corporate broking in an effort to expand its client base and boost its standing in ECM. It might just shake up the established order, writes David Rothnie.

    • 03 May 2018
  • Perella Weinberg launches European offensive

    The boutique has turned to experienced hires as it looks to build a UK business in short order, ahead of a potential IPO, writes David Rothnie.

    • 26 Apr 2018
  • Banks get hot under the collars in solutions business re-boot

    Controls have been tightened after the high-profile losses that banks took on margin loans when retail conglomerate Steinhoff ran into trouble late last year. But strategic equity solutions businesses remain central to equity capital markets, writes David Rothnie.

    • 19 Apr 2018
  • Jefferies replaces beef with muscle in holding structure revamp

    Jefferies owes its success to industry expertise and an entrepreneurial culture that keeps its bankers at the coalface, writes David Rothnie.

    • 12 Apr 2018
  • Banks promote the next generation in UK broking business

    A series of moves on the UK investment banking scene is giving younger stars space to shine. Moreover, it suggests banks are promoting from within, amid cost constraints and a dearth of star dealmakers, writes David Rothnie.

    • 04 Apr 2018
  • Time up for Cryan at Deutsche?

    That the Deutsche Bank board is said to be accelerating the hunt for a new chief executive should not come as a surprise as John Cryan looks increasingly isolated, but an internal promotion seems more likely, writes David Rothnie.

    • 27 Mar 2018
  • Valet parking leaves Soc Gen with ‘double’ space to fill

    The shock departure of deputy chief executive Didier Valet from Société Générale last week leaves a hole at the top of the bank’s corporate and investment bank that will be difficult to fill, writes David Rothnie

    • 21 Mar 2018
  • 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

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Panda Bonds Top Arrangers

Rank Arranger Share % by Volume
1 China Merchants Securities Co 21.76
2 Agricultural Bank of China (ABC) 15.11
2 CITIC Securities 15.11
4 China CITIC Bank Corp 13.60
5 Industrial and Commercial Bank of China (ICBC) 10.58

Bookrunners of Asia-Pac (ex-Japan) ECM

Rank Lead Manager Amount $m No of issues Share %
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1 Citi 9,865.46 44 8.94%
2 Morgan Stanley 8,481.96 28 7.69%
3 Goldman Sachs 8,059.99 32 7.30%
4 China Securities Co Ltd 6,098.46 17 5.53%
5 Bank of America Merrill Lynch 5,384.74 11 4.88%

Bookrunners of Asia Pacific (ex-Japan) G3 DCM

Rank Lead Manager Amount $m No of issues Share %
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1 HSBC 12,759.16 95 7.41%
2 Citi 11,327.78 69 6.58%
3 Goldman Sachs 8,568.36 34 4.97%
4 JPMorgan 8,456.82 37 4.91%
5 Bank of America Merrill Lynch 7,806.04 40 4.53%

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.