• 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
  • Not all exposure is good exposure

    We can all find ourselves in embarrassing situations, like that time Donald Trump greeted cameras with a string of loo roll stuck to the bottom of his shoe. I’m usually just happy not to be the victim.

    • 04 Apr 2019
  • Make up an excuse and cover it well

    Back in my working days, I used to regularly be peeved by journalists calling me looking for juicy bits of news. Oh, the excuses I used to come up with to get off the phone with them!

    • 14 Mar 2019
  • Dressing for success in the modern world

    To quote the late, great Karl Lagerfeld: “Sweatpants are a sign of defeat.” I only wish today’s youth would take those words of wisdom to heart.

    • 07 Mar 2019
  • What’s love got to do with my expenses?

    We’ve all heard stories of people fiddling their expense accounts. But it’s more troubling when they try to fiddle someone else’s.

    • 28 Feb 2019
  • Hong Kong or London? I’ll take the expat life

    There are just five more weeks until the UK is due to leave the European Union. Is now the time for this old China hand to make his return?

    • 21 Feb 2019
  • Driving miss crazy: Uber and a bank gig

    It can be rough living in one of the world’s most expensive cities. Tai Tai and I are fortunate enough to afford a lovely home with plenty of room for my Scotch collection, but I know most people in Hong Kong aren’t so lucky.

    • 14 Feb 2019
  • The do’s and don’ts over the holidays

    Everyone new to banking has a steep learning curve. But when you live in Asia long enough, you realise the really steep curve comes in trying to understand traditional holiday-related etiquette.

    • 31 Jan 2019
  • A themed tour of the world

    Spare a thought for investment bankers working in Hong Kong and Singapore. Although they focus on deals from across the region, there is no escaping the importance of China.

    • 24 Jan 2019

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Panda Bonds Top Arrangers

Rank Arranger Share % by Volume
1 China Merchants Securities Co 26.40
2 Industrial and Commercial Bank of China (ICBC) 20.00
3 China Securities 13.33
4 Agricultural Bank of China (ABC) 12.00
5 Bank of China (BOC) 11.33

Bookrunners of Asia-Pac (ex-Japan) ECM

Rank Lead Manager Amount $m No of issues Share %
  • Last updated
  • Today
1 CITIC Securities 6,126.98 28 9.16%
2 Goldman Sachs 5,830.12 20 8.72%
3 Morgan Stanley 4,329.51 27 6.48%
4 China International Capital Corp Ltd 3,921.06 17 5.86%
5 UBS 3,727.37 21 5.58%

Bookrunners of Asia Pacific (ex-Japan) G3 DCM

Rank Lead Manager Amount $m No of issues Share %
  • Last updated
  • Today
1 HSBC 12,570.23 112 8.45%
2 JPMorgan 9,000.86 54 6.05%
3 Citi 8,900.47 66 5.98%
4 Credit Suisse 5,860.46 43 3.94%
5 Standard Chartered Bank 5,747.27 53 3.86%

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.