• There is such a thing as being too prepared

    Even the best laid plans often go awry. Despite hours of preparation and accounting for every worst case scenario, one young banker has learned that sometimes accidents just happen.

    • 17 May 2018
  • Out for Justice: Finding fun in the drudgery

    There is a stereotype of the staid investment banker, taking himself far too seriously, as obsessed with the numbers as he is with his perfectly-coiffed haircut. But the truth is that the industry attracts its fair share of oddballs, rogues and plain old geeks.

    • 10 May 2018
  • There’s more than one way to break the bank

    Working in finance is a high stress job. Bankers work long hours, with the constant pressure of looking after clients’ money dangling over them.

    • 03 May 2018
  • A toss-up between food heaven and hell

    We so-called 'gweilos' in Hong Kong — a common Cantonese slang word for Westerners — sometimes find ourselves in a love-hate relationship with the food on offer here.

    • 26 Apr 2018
  • Keep your eye on the ball

    The markets are so busy at the moment you can’t catch a break. That could be a good or bad thing, depending on who you ask, but bankers can always be relied on to find creative ways to cope.

    • 19 Apr 2018
  • Ode to joy: Hong Kong’s Sevens heaven

    Hong Kong’s annual Rugby Sevens tournament has just ended, leaving bankers, executives and journalists nursing terrible hangovers and promising that next year will be different.

    • 12 Apr 2018
  • Working hard, partying harder

    Some people may consider it a burden, but I like going to awards events hosted by financial publishers, especially now that I’ve retired. Schmoozing with my old buddies while enjoying some champagne and quality food is certainly not all that bad.

    • 28 Mar 2018
  • The long-haired general: The real boss is at home

    We bankers love to claim we are the masters of the universe, and in the majority of cases this is true. But there is one thing that strikes genuine fear into our hearts.

    • 22 Mar 2018
  • Let's face it — pride comes before a fall

    We all know the power of client meetings. Those face-to-face encounters are what can make or break us investment bankers. But sometimes those 'breaks' are beyond our control.

    • 15 Mar 2018
  • For a good time, call the ministry of finance

    Finance is a pretty sexy industry, as we all know. Who would ever question the attraction of making money? My mates and I certainly never have — but one friend got a bit more than he bargained for when he innocently called Singapore’s ministry of finance the other day.

    • 08 Mar 2018

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Panda Bonds Top Arrangers

Rank Arranger Share % by Volume
1 China Merchants Securities Co 21.76
2 Agricultural Bank of China (ABC) 15.11
2 CITIC Securities 15.11
4 China CITIC Bank Corp 13.60
5 Industrial and Commercial Bank of China (ICBC) 10.58

Bookrunners of Asia-Pac (ex-Japan) ECM

Rank Lead Manager Amount $m No of issues Share %
  • Last updated
  • Today
1 Citi 9,879.80 45 8.93%
2 Morgan Stanley 8,481.96 28 7.66%
3 Goldman Sachs 8,123.16 33 7.34%
4 China Securities Co Ltd 6,118.37 18 5.53%
5 Bank of America Merrill Lynch 5,384.74 11 4.86%

Bookrunners of Asia Pacific (ex-Japan) G3 DCM

Rank Lead Manager Amount $m No of issues Share %
  • Last updated
  • Today
1 HSBC 12,759.16 95 7.41%
2 Citi 11,327.78 69 6.58%
3 Goldman Sachs 8,568.36 34 4.97%
4 JPMorgan 8,456.82 37 4.91%
5 Bank of America Merrill Lynch 7,806.04 40 4.53%

Asian polls & awards

  • The Australian Fixed Income Poll 2018

    Asiamoney, in association with National Australia Bank, invites all fixed income investors in Asia and Europe to participate in the Australian Fixed Income Poll 2018. The online poll will take only five to 10 minutes to complete.

  • Regional Capital Markets Awards Part IV: Investment Bank

    In the last instalment of our 2017 awards, we present the full write-ups of the winners of Best Asian Investment Bank and Best Investment Bank.

  • Regional Capital Markets Awards Part III: Bonds

    In the third instalment of our 2017 awards, we present the full write-ups of the winners of the Best Local Currency Bond, Best High Yield Bond, Best Financial Bond, Best SSA Bond, Best Investment Grade Bond, Best Project Finance Deal, Best Bond, Best G3 and Local Currency Bond House, and Best High Yield Bond House.

  • Regional Capital Markets Awards Part II: Equities

    In the second instalment of our 2017 awards, we present the full write-ups of the winners for Best Follow-On/Accelerated Bookbuild, Best Equity-Linked Deal, Best IPO, Best ECM Deal and Best ECM House.

  • Regional Capital Markets Awards Part I: Loans

    In the first instalment of our 2017 awards, we present the full write-ups of the winners for Best Investment Grade Syndicated Loan, Best High Yield Syndicated Loan, Best Leveraged/Acquisition Finance, Best Loan and Best Loans House.