• Performance art, or how to structure ABS

    The securitization market generates a mix of excitement and confusion, offering investors a novel way to boost their returns, diversify risks and — not very bold conjecture here — sometimes lose lots of money without quite understanding why.

    • 16 Jan 2020
  • Cashing in on a liquid lunch

    I love a good story about the days gone by. I remember when liquid lunches were not just accepted but encouraged. My best ideas often came after downing martinis over a long lunch. But a recent story from Australia makes my wild days of boozy work meals look quite tame.

    • 09 Jan 2020
  • Time for Taipan's Christmas speech

    One of my favourite parts of Christmas, other than Tai Tai taking a break from chiding me about my drinking, is the Queen's Speech. I may not hold the same place of importance in the hearts of Brits around the world, but I would like to think that I have similar eloquence — which is why I have composed my own speech for you, dear readers.

    • 18 Dec 2019
  • In memory of Volcker’s gravitas

    I don’t often write rave tributes about high profile people but Paul Volcker warrants one this week.

    • 12 Dec 2019
  • Scheduling a holiday break, and then some

    For most people, holidays are a way to escape from the frenetic reality of day to day life. Some opt for sandy beaches, others a snowy mountain peak, but the aim is generally the same — relaxation.

    • 05 Dec 2019
  • Don’t sleep on the job? That no longer applies

    I recently went to Beijing to catch up with a young friend who works at a large Chinese state-owned bank.

    • 28 Nov 2019
  • When you're not the only old fart in the room

    I may be a mature, wise gentleman the majority of the time, but I admit that even I have my moments of childish fun.

    • 21 Nov 2019
  • Taipan reflects: Hong Kong is burning

    Over my many years in Hong Kong, I have seen a lot. I've watched the city go from being a British colony to become part of China. I've seen a real estate boom and luxury shopping replace old local stores. I've seen protests and political turmoil. But all that has little prepared me for what has happened here this week.

    • 14 Nov 2019
  • Ell’ on Earth

    What is Ellen DeGeneres up to nowadays? Taipan wouldn't usually care much about the answer to this question but he found out this week while calling a loans banker.

    • 07 Nov 2019
  • Living life on the edge: a trip to Seoul

    It's no secret that tensions between North and South Korea are always simmering. But it is still a bit shocking to be confronted with the possibility that a potential disaster is right on your doorstep.

    • 31 Oct 2019

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Panda Bonds Top Arrangers

Rank Arranger Share % by Volume
1 Bank of China (BOC) 18.86
2 Industrial and Commercial Bank of China (ICBC) 14.39
3 China Merchants Bank Co 14.21
4 China Merchants Securities Co 8.85
5 Agricultural Bank of China (ABC) 5.90

Bookrunners of Asia-Pac (ex-Japan) ECM

Rank Lead Manager Amount $bn No of issues Share %
  • Last updated
  • Today
1 China International Capital Corp Ltd 3.17 12 17.43%
2 Morgan Stanley 2.81 6 15.46%
3 CITIC Securities 1.85 5 10.20%
4 China Securities Co Ltd 1.51 2 8.30%
5 Citi 1.18 4 6.47%

Bookrunners of Asia Pacific (ex-Japan) G3 DCM

Rank Lead Manager Amount $bn No of issues Share %
  • Last updated
  • Today
1 Citi 3.59 16 8.36%
2 HSBC 3.24 28 7.54%
3 JPMorgan 2.54 13 5.92%
4 RBC Capital Markets 2.22 5 5.17%
5 Barclays 2.03 16 4.74%

Asian polls & awards

  • GlobalCapital China 2019 awards winners: Part III

    In the final part of GlobalCapital China’s awards announcement, we discuss the key innovation of 2019, and reveal the individual that has made the greatest contribution to reforming and internationalising the Chinese onshore market.

  • GlobalCapital China 2019 awards winners: Part II

    In the second part of GlobalCapital China’s awards announcement, we reveal the winning banks across Panda bonds, G3 bonds and ABS, as well as the best bank for securities services and the most impressive law firm.

  • GlobalCapital Asia capital markets awards 2019: Investment banks

    In the fourth and final instalment of GlobalCapital Asia’s capital markets awards announcements, find out which firms have been named the Best Asian Investment Bank and the Best Investment Bank in the region for 2019.

  • GlobalCapital China announces 2019 awards winners: Part I

    GlobalCapital China, previously GlobalRMB, is pleased to announce the winners of its annual capital markets awards, honouring the banks, companies and individuals that have made the biggest contribution to bridging the gap between China’s markets and the rest of the world. In part one of the awards, we reveal the most impressive issuers in the FIG, corporate and SSA categories.

  • GlobalCapital Asia capital markets awards 2019: Bonds

    In part three of GlobalCapital Asia's awards results announcements, we reveal the winning bond deals across a variety of categories. In addition, we also name the Best G3 Bond House, Best High Yield Bond House and the winner of the Best House for SRI Financing.