• When it rains it pours

    A couple of times every year, Hong Kong faces the brunt of rather strong typhoons. But last Sunday was special, even for someone like me who has lived in the city for more than 20 years. We welcomed super typhoon Mangkhut.

    • 20 Sep 2018
  • The art of playing with swear words

    As an old-school, retired banker, I never had to face too much pressure from technology or compliance, both of which seem to be taking over the lives of young bankers.

    • 13 Sep 2018
  • When a banker should jump for joy

    Oh, the things investment bankers do to win a pitch. I remember clearly the advent of colour printing, when using flashy designs could make your presentations look extra special.

    • 06 Sep 2018
  • Never make a promise you cannot keep

    It was not many weeks ago that your humble columnist hinted that his days of drinking were done. When will this promise finally be kept?

    • 30 Aug 2018
  • Banker goals: ABCs and catching Z’s

    We’re eight months into the year, and I’ll admit that my New Year’s resolutions have fallen by the wayside. Although, in all honesty, my “plans” to cut back on the whiskey and take more exercise were more Tai Tai’s ideas than mine. But one friend of mine has – surprisingly – stuck by his goals.

    • 23 Aug 2018
  • Please leave a message after the beeping beep

    It is all part of the daily routine for us bankers to make and receive lots of phone calls, among which there will be a few from journalists.

    • 16 Aug 2018
  • A change of scenery, but little else

    Your humble columnist is hardly the typical follower of #metoo. I’m an aging colonial with a drinking habit, a Marco Polo Diamond card, and a storied career in the financial markets. But even I occasionally brace at the nonchalant dismissal of the opposite sex.

    • 02 Aug 2018
  • Why banks need a rainy day fund

    Hong Kong’s summer typhoon season was the bane of my existence during my working years. Running between meetings in torrential rain, having umbrella wars on crowded pavements, finding out a T8 signal has been raised only after you get to the office: none of it was much fun.

    • 26 Jul 2018
  • The glamorous life of a live streaming KOL

    Senior investment bankers jumping ship to fintech firms, often to advise them on their financing plans, has become a relatively common theme in Asia. But one former banker appears to have taken this to a whole new level.

    • 19 Jul 2018
  • Overdue diligence in China

    Analysts can sometimes find it hard to do due diligence on Chinese companies. The language barrier, local regulations and differences in accounting standards all need to be dealt with. They also need to consider the distinct possibility they are being fed a large helping of absolute piffle.

    • 12 Jul 2018

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Panda Bonds Top Arrangers

Rank Arranger Share % by Volume
1 China Merchants Securities Co 19.83
2 Industrial and Commercial Bank of China (ICBC) 14.01
3 CITIC Securities 11.86
4 Agricultural Bank of China (ABC) 10.78
5 China CITIC Bank Corp 9.70

Bookrunners of Asia-Pac (ex-Japan) ECM

Rank Lead Manager Amount $m No of issues Share %
  • Last updated
  • Today
1 Goldman Sachs 15,468.65 70 7.93%
2 Morgan Stanley 13,461.05 57 6.90%
3 Citi 13,241.69 81 6.79%
4 China International Capital Corp Ltd 10,197.61 35 5.23%
5 UBS 10,009.11 64 5.13%

Bookrunners of Asia Pacific (ex-Japan) G3 DCM

Rank Lead Manager Amount $m No of issues Share %
  • Last updated
  • Today
1 HSBC 19,907.38 166 7.51%
2 Citi 19,532.86 124 7.37%
3 JPMorgan 12,894.66 75 4.87%
4 Bank of America Merrill Lynch 12,162.96 75 4.59%
5 Goldman Sachs 10,929.25 52 4.12%

Asian polls & awards

  • GlobalRMB's best bank for securities services: Standard Chartered

    Securities services was one of the most competitive award categories GlobalRMB had to decide this year. Our awards criteria demanded the near-impossible from participating banks: to beat the competition in the fast-changing China access scheme, while at the same time demonstrating a broad client base and the ability to be at the cutting edge of innovation.

  • China DCM Best Bank Awards: ABS, CNH, G3 and Panda bonds

    In GlobalRMB's Best Bank Awards for China DCM, Standard Chartered wins for ABS and CNH, HSBC takes home the G3 Bond House Award, and Bank of China gets kudos as the Best House for Panda bond issuers.

  • Now open! GlobalCapital Asia Capital Market Awards 2018

    GlobalCapital Asia is pleased to invite pitches for our annual capital markets and investment banking awards, rewarding the most impressive transactions and investment banks of 2018.

  • SRI Award Winners 2018 revealed

    GlobalCapital announced the winners of its Sustainable and Responsible Capital Markets Awards 2018 in Amsterdam on Tuesday evening. This year’s two sovereign debut green finance issues, from Indonesia and Belgium, won Deals of the Year in their regions, and there were double laurels for Danone, in both the bond and loan markets.

  • The results are in! GlobalRMB announces award winners

    GlobalRMB is pleased to announce the winners of its inaugural awards, honouring those banks, companies and individuals that have made the biggest contribution to bridging the gap between China and the rest of the world.