• The slippery slope to workplace humiliation

    One of my favourite parts of the winter season used to be the ski trips. Nothing beats swapping the smoggy Hong Kong winters for a cabin on one of Japan’s snow-capped mountains.

    • 17 Jan 2019
  • With friends like these, who needs enemies?

    Catching up with friends on the latest gossip is always good fun — but only if you are meeting at a respectable place.

    • 10 Jan 2019
  • Money gun ups the ante for gift giving

    One of my favourite parts of meeting up with old friends after Christmas is hearing about the gifts they received. This makes for far more entertaining conversations than bonus season talk.

    • 03 Jan 2019
  • How to run straight into trouble

    Keep fit by all means, but it may also be wise to keep your running regime out of sight, as a banker friend has just found out.

    • 13 Dec 2018
  • Where are the Christmas spirit(s)?

    ‘Tis the season to be jolly, right? Apparently not anymore. Christmas merriment appears to have been cancelled, or at least hugely dampened, this year.

    • 06 Dec 2018
  • Business trips: I’m (not) lovin it

    Remember the days of limitless expense accounts, client entertainment, obligatory five star travel arrangements for managing directors and lowly analysts alike? Well, things are certainly not what they used to be.

    • 29 Nov 2018
  • Payment in kind of a bad way

    Payment-in-kind has taken a turn for the worse in Asia’s bond market, with flight tickets and pork being offered instead of cash. Aviophobic vegetarians are up in arms.

    • 22 Nov 2018
  • Business travel in the lap of luxury

    Enjoy the small things in life, so the saying goes, and when you have a bit of money, those small, frivolous, things can go a long way.

    • 15 Nov 2018
  • Revenge is a dish best served cold

    I’ll admit I often took pleasure in firing an underling back in my day, feeling a perverse sense of satisfaction in asserting my authority and punishing wrongdoers.

    • 08 Nov 2018
  • She says, he says: a tale of interruption

    Is banking due its own #MeToo moment? So far, there have been few whistle blowers in this testosterone filled industry, perhaps suggesting either that banks are much less sexist than some might fear, or that there are still a lot of stories yet to surface.

    • 01 Nov 2018

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Panda Bonds Top Arrangers

Rank Arranger Share % by Volume
1 China Merchants Securities Co 14.44
2 Industrial and Commercial Bank of China (ICBC) 11.65
3 Bank of China (BOC) 10.33
4 CITIC Securities 8.41
5 Agricultural Bank of China (ABC) 7.17

Bookrunners of Asia-Pac (ex-Japan) ECM

Rank Lead Manager Amount $m No of issues Share %
  • Last updated
  • Today
1 CITIC Securities 1,277.35 6 14.99%
2 Goldman Sachs 1,075.14 2 12.62%
3 Bank of China 754.84 3 8.86%
4 China International Capital Corp Ltd 721.75 3 8.47%
5 Guotai Junan Securities Co Ltd 687.65 4 8.07%

Bookrunners of Asia Pacific (ex-Japan) G3 DCM

Rank Lead Manager Amount $m No of issues Share %
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1 HSBC 2,199.70 15 10.28%
2 Citi 2,109.79 17 9.86%
3 JPMorgan 1,192.62 8 5.58%
4 Standard Chartered Bank 1,109.43 8 5.19%
5 UBS 1,022.45 9 4.78%

Asian polls & awards

  • 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.

  • GlobalCapital Asia capital markets awards 2018: Bonds

    In part three of our results announcements, we reveal the winning bond deals across a variety of categories. In addition, we also name the Best G3 Bond House, Best Local Currency Bond House, Best High Yield Bond House and the debut winner of the Best House for SRI Financing.

  • GlobalCapital Asia capital markets awards 2018: Equities

    In part two of our results announcements, we reveal the winning equity deals and banks, including the Best Follow-on/Accelerated Bookbuild, Best Equity-Linked Deal, Best IPO, Best ECM Deal and Best ECM House.

  • GlobalCapital Asia capital markets awards 2018: Loans

    GlobalCapital Asia has spent the last two months talking to banks and their clients in a bid to determine the most impressive capital markets transactions and advisers across Asia ex-Japan in 2018. We are pleased to begin our awards announcements in the loan market.

  • GlobalRMB awards: Most impressive issuers, best law firm

    In this third part of the GlobalRMB awards, we present our reasons for choosing the best issuers in the FIG, corporate and SSA categories — and praise the strong performance of one well-known foreign law firm.