• With new school uniform, banker dressed for tech

    It is a truth universally acknowledged that a single man in possession of a fortune should not wear a t-shirt to work. But apparently no-one has told a whole generation of scruffy tech teenagers.

    • 11 Jul 2019
  • Spin doctors: Not welcome in Macau casinos

    One banker recently went to Macau for a long weekend with his friends, with plans to drink large amount of whisky, eat from overflowing plates of fine food, and gamble until the small hours of the morning. “I’m going to get lucky,” he promised me.

    • 04 Jul 2019
  • When a break-up causes a bear market

    Remember gentlemen, hell hath no fury like a woman scorned.

    • 27 Jun 2019
  • A blind eye for inconveniences

    I would like to think that most of the bankers I know pore over the minutiae of deal documents, but there are always exceptions to the rule.

    • 20 Jun 2019
  • Going through hoops to be fintech basketball champ

    Sometimes work really can be all fun and games, as some Hong Kong fintech professionals are finding.

    • 13 Jun 2019
  • A lesson in how to profit from drinking

    Over the years I’ve had many a drink at the Captain’s Bar. As Tai Tai so readily points out, I’m solely responsible for keeping the place open.

    • 06 Jun 2019
  • Some are more pari passu than others

    Bankers of my generation all know a bit of the dead language of the Romans. But I was greatly surprised when I met a young banker who had also gone through Wheelock’s Latin textbook.

    • 30 May 2019
  • In an unfamiliar setting, a familiar problem for banks

    It was the best of times, it was the worst of times. It was the age of financial technology, it was the age of carrying your money around in a duffel bag. It was the epoch of cashless payment systems and disruption, it was the epoch of an old man riding an elephant over a mountain to the nearest bank branch.

    • 23 May 2019
  • An odd perk in an old contract

    I overheard some young bankers in the Captain’s Bar the other day bragging about their expat packages and how many free first class flights they get here and there every year.

    • 16 May 2019
  • Making memes: How one banker spends his time

    When I was a young debt banker, I hated Jimmy Carter. I was a cigar-chomping, ambitious yuppie with a Patek and a Rolodex that could choke an elephant, while he was a peanut-farming pinko with a charisma deficit.

    • 09 May 2019

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Panda Bonds Top Arrangers

Rank Arranger Share % by Volume
1 Bank of China (BOC) 21.85
2 China Merchants Securities Co 14.67
3 Industrial and Commercial Bank of China (ICBC) 14.44
4 Agricultural Bank of China (ABC) 8.89
5 China Securities 7.41

Bookrunners of Asia-Pac (ex-Japan) ECM

Rank Lead Manager Amount $m No of issues Share %
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  • Today
1 CITIC Securities 9,346.38 46 7.96%
2 Goldman Sachs 8,791.68 35 7.49%
3 Morgan Stanley 6,937.95 46 5.91%
4 China International Capital Corp Ltd 6,923.83 42 5.90%
5 UBS 6,281.96 46 5.35%

Bookrunners of Asia Pacific (ex-Japan) G3 DCM

Rank Lead Manager Amount $m No of issues Share %
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1 HSBC 20,282.12 177 8.30%
2 Citi 15,045.64 113 6.16%
3 JPMorgan 12,957.39 88 5.31%
4 Standard Chartered Bank 10,012.82 100 4.10%
5 Bank of China 9,332.67 116 3.82%

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