• 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
  • Casual Friday forces bankers to think fast

    I remember a time when dressing in casual clothes was something that horrified bankers, not excited them. Not anymore.

    • 02 May 2019
  • In the name of Her Majesty, let me in

    There are many inaccurate pejorative stereotypes about investment bankers, but one I’ll gladly admit is true is that we are a snobbish bunch when it comes to travel.

    • 25 Apr 2019
  • Marriages and acquisitions in modern finance

    I was young and handsome when I married Tai Tai. I’m still handsome, she says, but time has curdled my youth to wisdom (and wealth).

    • 17 Apr 2019
  • Rucking at the Hong Kong Sevens

    The debauchery of the Hong Kong Sevens rugby tournament is legendary. Every year friends visit for a long weekend of carousing and occasionally someone watches some rugby.

    • 11 Apr 2019

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Panda Bonds Top Arrangers

Rank Arranger Share % by Volume
1 Bank of China (BOC) 23.98
2 China Merchants Securities Co 16.10
3 Industrial and Commercial Bank of China (ICBC) 13.41
4 Agricultural Bank of China (ABC) 9.76
5 China Securities 8.13

Bookrunners of Asia-Pac (ex-Japan) ECM

Rank Lead Manager Amount $m No of issues Share %
  • Last updated
  • Today
1 CITIC Securities 8,322.47 36 8.60%
2 Goldman Sachs 7,626.77 29 7.88%
3 China International Capital Corp Ltd 5,848.43 34 6.05%
4 Morgan Stanley 5,453.18 37 5.64%
5 UBS 5,300.04 38 5.48%

Bookrunners of Asia Pacific (ex-Japan) G3 DCM

Rank Lead Manager Amount $m No of issues Share %
  • Last updated
  • Today
1 HSBC 16,555.56 147 8.15%
2 Citi 11,604.01 95 5.71%
3 JPMorgan 11,150.73 75 5.49%
4 Standard Chartered Bank 7,774.81 79 3.83%
5 Bank of America Merrill Lynch 7,143.11 58 3.52%

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.