• 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
  • Crazy entitled: Rich Asians at arty auctions

    I made myself a guest again at the annual autumn sales by the venerable auction houses, which are a regular fixture of the Hong Kong social calendar.

    • 25 Oct 2018
  • Wrong place, but at the right time

    Job interviews are not fun at the best of times, and at worst, they are like brutal interrogations. But some are just downright confusing, on both sides of the table.

    • 18 Oct 2018
  • Banks have no time for hot heads

    It never ceases to amaze me how much the world has changed since I started my banking career. Today it seems like there is so little you can get away with. What was once a quirk has become a personality flaw.

    • 11 Oct 2018
  • Clearing a room in 30 seconds

    We can all agree that very few conferences can be called exciting, but they are always a good excuse to get away from your desk, hear a few new ideas and catch up with the competition over cocktails.

    • 04 Oct 2018
  • A lesson on how to dress for success

    There is not enough flash in the markets anymore. After a whole generation of Silicon Valley geniuses made billions while dressed like stoned teenagers, style and panache seem to have taken a back seat. Thank heavens for the old guard.

    • 27 Sep 2018
  • 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

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Panda Bonds Top Arrangers

Rank Arranger Share % by Volume
1 China Merchants Securities Co 14.82
2 Industrial and Commercial Bank of China (ICBC) 12.96
3 CITIC Securities 9.30
4 Agricultural Bank of China (ABC) 8.10
5 China CITIC Bank Corp 7.20

Bookrunners of Asia-Pac (ex-Japan) ECM

Rank Lead Manager Amount $m No of issues Share %
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  • Today
1 Goldman Sachs 16,518.46 78 7.50%
2 Morgan Stanley 14,156.51 66 6.43%
3 Citi 14,074.12 91 6.39%
4 UBS 12,548.70 77 5.70%
5 China International Capital Corp Ltd 11,025.08 44 5.01%

Bookrunners of Asia Pacific (ex-Japan) G3 DCM

Rank Lead Manager Amount $m No of issues Share %
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1 HSBC 22,797.54 198 7.41%
2 Citi 22,552.18 150 7.33%
3 JPMorgan 14,738.77 90 4.79%
4 Bank of America Merrill Lynch 13,099.48 83 4.26%
5 BNP Paribas 11,893.43 89 3.87%

Asian polls & awards

  • 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.

  • GlobalRMB awards: Person of the year, most impressive innovation

    In the final article on our GlobalRMB awards, we talk about the key innovation of the year and highlight the individual that has made the greatest contribution to the development of China’s cross-border capital markets.

  • GlobalRMB awards: Best bank for securities services

    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.

  • GlobalRMB awards: Best for 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.