Latest bank capital news

  • Bond squeeze threatens risk-reward dynamics in senior bank paper

    Investors have been showing a clear preference for subordinated bank bonds in the primary market, with the valuations for more senior asset classes having been squeezed into extraordinarily tight levels in 2020.

    • 22 Jan 2020
  • BTN pioneers with first Indo Basel III tier two

    Investors chased after a rare $300m Basel III-compliant tier two bond from Indonesia’s Bank Tabungan Negara (BTN) in both primary and secondary markets this week, sending the 12.3 times covered deal tighter in the aftermarket.

    • 16 Jan 2020
  • Ex-StanChart, Mizuho debt banker joins CreditSights

    Senior debt capital markets banker Pramod Shenoi joined independent research firm CreditSights at the end of last year.

    • 06 Jan 2020
  • Investors lap up TMB's rare AT1 bond

    TMB Bank Public Co has sealed a $400m Basel III-compliant additional tier one bond. The rarity of the Thai deal made price discovery tricky.

    • 26 Nov 2019
  • UOB China sells first internationally rated onshore tier-two

    United Overseas Bank (China), a wholly-owned subsidiary of Singapore’s UOB, sealed a Rmb1bn ($142m) 10 non-call five year subordinated bond on Monday. The trade was the first internationally rated tier-two capital bond in the Mainland debt market.

    • 20 Nov 2019
  • Debt bankers change tactics as HK turmoil rages

    Asian debt bankers were forced to react to a tumultuous week of protests in Hong Kong, cutting short the bookbuilding window for new deals. But although bankers had to change tactics, the market largely endured the turmoil. Addison Gong reports.

    • 14 Nov 2019
  • Nanyang lands tier two bond despite turmoil

    Investors looked beyond Nanyang Commercial Bank's Hong Kong home to its Chinese parent this week, allowing the borrower to close a $700m Basel III-compliant tier two subordinated deal, despite the protests happening in the city.

    • 14 Nov 2019
  • StanChart reopens Reg S route for European bank tier twos

    Standard Chartered sang the praises of the Reg S only dollar market this week, after building a chunky order book behind its first tier two in the format in seven years. The deal kick-starts a busy period of capital issuance for the UK bank.

    • 07 Nov 2019
  • Woori prices bank capital deal with zero premium

    South Korea’s Woori Bank has raised $550m from a Basel III-compliant additional tier one bond sale. Despite the softer market backdrop, the firm pulled off the deal without paying any premium.

    • 26 Sep 2019
  • KBank rides unmet demand for $800m tier two

    Strong investor appetite for Thai bank capital deals helped Kasikornbank beat expectations with its $800m Basel III-compliant tier two bond.

    • 24 Sep 2019

Bank capital news archive

Panda Bonds Top Arrangers

Rank Arranger Share % by Volume
1 Bank of China (BOC) 18.86
2 Industrial and Commercial Bank of China (ICBC) 14.39
3 China Merchants Bank Co 14.21
4 China Merchants Securities Co 8.85
5 Agricultural Bank of China (ABC) 5.90

Bookrunners of Asia-Pac (ex-Japan) ECM

Rank Lead Manager Amount $bn No of issues Share %
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1 China International Capital Corp Ltd 3.43 16 14.07%
2 China Securities Co Ltd 3.30 5 13.56%
3 Morgan Stanley 2.76 8 11.34%
4 CITIC Securities 1.95 6 8.01%
5 Citi 1.49 9 6.11%

Bookrunners of Asia Pacific (ex-Japan) G3 DCM

Rank Lead Manager Amount $bn No of issues Share %
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1 Citi 5.04 24 8.43%
2 HSBC 4.17 35 6.98%
3 UBS 3.58 19 5.99%
4 BofA Securities 3.53 11 5.91%
5 Credit Suisse 3.37 24 5.64%

Asian polls & awards

  • GlobalCapital China 2019 awards winners: Part III

    In the final part of GlobalCapital China’s awards announcement, we discuss the key innovation of 2019, and reveal the individual that has made the greatest contribution to reforming and internationalising the Chinese onshore market.

  • GlobalCapital China 2019 awards winners: Part II

    In the second part of GlobalCapital China’s awards announcement, we reveal the winning banks across Panda bonds, G3 bonds and ABS, as well as the best bank for securities services and the most impressive law firm.

  • GlobalCapital Asia capital markets awards 2019: Investment banks

    In the fourth and final instalment of GlobalCapital Asia’s capital markets awards announcements, find out which firms have been named the Best Asian Investment Bank and the Best Investment Bank in the region for 2019.

  • GlobalCapital China announces 2019 awards winners: Part I

    GlobalCapital China, previously GlobalRMB, is pleased to announce the winners of its annual capital markets awards, honouring the banks, companies and individuals that have made the biggest contribution to bridging the gap between China’s markets and the rest of the world. In part one of the awards, we reveal the most impressive issuers in the FIG, corporate and SSA categories.

  • GlobalCapital Asia capital markets awards 2019: Bonds

    In part three of GlobalCapital Asia's awards results announcements, we reveal the winning bond deals across a variety of categories. In addition, we also name the Best G3 Bond House, Best High Yield Bond House and the winner of the Best House for SRI Financing.