Latest bank capital news

  • Hanwha General’s T2 bond plans scuppered

    In a setback for South Korea’s insurance companies, Hanwha General Insurance was forced to pull its tier two dollar bond from the market on Thursday.

    • 21 Sep 2018
  • HSBC rides Sing dollar bond momentum for AT1 return

    HSBC Holdings took advantage of an open window for issuance in the Singapore dollar bond market, raising S$750m ($546m) from a Basel III-compliant additional tier one deal on Monday. But potential issuers still looking to tap the currency may need to adjust their expectations.

    • 18 Sep 2018
  • Asian dollar AT1s to make triumphant return after BOC HK

    Asia’s Basel III compliant additional tier one market is set for a turnaround after a quiet year, following Bank of China (Hong Kong)’s $3bn issuance this week. As the pipeline builds up, bankers are predicting a pick-up in deal flow as early as next month, writes Addison Gong.

    • 13 Sep 2018
  • BOC HK makes high-profile debut in dollar AT1

    Bank of China (Hong Kong) has raised $3bn from a Basel III compliant additional tier one transaction, drawing attention for both its size and price.

    • 12 Sep 2018
  • Commerzbank breathes life into Sing dollar tier two market

    Commerzbank has ended a 10-month drought in Singapore dollar-denominated tier two deals, returning this week with a S$400m ($290m) bond. What lies ahead for the southeast Asian city-state’s local currency market? Addison Gong finds out.

    • 11 Sep 2018
  • Asian bond hopefuls ready to flood market

    Issuers and debt bankers in Asia have their eyes fixed on the coming week for primary deal flow to gather momentum, following a relatively slow pace of issuance at the start of September.

    • 10 Sep 2018
  • Yankee banks bash open the floodgates

    Banks that deal in Yankees, including Nordea, HSBC and BPCE, raised $16bn in new funding as the market reopened with a bang after the Labor Day holiday.

    • 06 Sep 2018
  • Issuers storm market despite weak backdrop

    A number of bond issuers ventured out to the debt market on Wednesday, braving a weak market backdrop to pull off deals not just in US dollars, but also in Singapore dollars and offshore renminbi.

    • 06 Sep 2018
  • OCBC scores with Sing dollar AT1

    Oversea-Chinese Banking Corp (OCBC) reopened Singapore’s additional tier one market this week, managing to raise S$1bn ($726.87m) from the first such deal in 14 months.

    • 17 Aug 2018
  • Shinhan prints rare AT1 from holdco to spark premium talk

    Shinhan Financial Group Co’s debut dollar Basel III additional tier one (AT1), priced on Tuesday, sparked a debate between Asian bankers, analysts and investors. The deal was rare, being issued through the bank’s holding company rather than using the opco structure which is much more common in Asia. That left many wondering what premium, if any, issuers must pay for holdco deals, writes Addison Gong.

    • 09 Aug 2018

Bank capital news archive

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 %
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  • Today
1 Goldman Sachs 15,469.75 70 7.92%
2 Morgan Stanley 13,466.46 57 6.90%
3 Citi 13,244.21 81 6.78%
4 China International Capital Corp Ltd 10,197.61 35 5.22%
5 UBS 10,011.63 64 5.13%

Bookrunners of Asia Pacific (ex-Japan) G3 DCM

Rank Lead Manager Amount $m No of issues Share %
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1 HSBC 19,956.43 167 7.49%
2 Citi 19,598.11 125 7.36%
3 JPMorgan 12,963.00 77 4.87%
4 Bank of America Merrill Lynch 12,162.96 75 4.57%
5 Goldman Sachs 10,929.25 52 4.10%

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.