Latest bank strategy/results news

  • Proliferating MDBs find politics a developing challenge

    We have more multilateral development banks than ever before. They perform an invaluable job in a challenging and ever-changing world, but as they expand, and as new MDBs emerge, a fear is growing that they are being used as political tools by sovereign shareholders, keen to promote their own interests around the world. By Elliot Wilson

    • 13 Dec 2019
  • The GlobalCapital debt capital markets survey: banks expect to make money and hire

    Markets go into 2020 fretting about a global recession and an escalation of tradetensions between the US and China, according to 25 heads of debt capital markets in the EMEA market, in Toby Fildes’ annual outlook survey. Respondents are mildly pessimistic on spreads and fees in the primary markets as well. But on the plus side, bankers are feeling hopeful about sustainability-themed bonds and almost unanimously believe issuance will top $270bn.

    • 13 Dec 2019
  • HSBC promotes Elhedery and Guyett to lead GBM

    HSBC has picked Georges Elhedery and Greg Guyett as co-heads of its global banking and markets (GBM) division, replacing Samir Assaf, who has been handed a new role as chair of corporate and institutional banking.

    • 09 Dec 2019
  • HSBC restructuring will be a tough slog

    HSBC’s anticipated cuts to its global banking and markets (GBM) division may make sense. But they will not be easy to pull off smoothly.

    • 26 Nov 2019
  • Assaf retirement rings GBM restructuring bell

    The retirement of Samir Assaf, HSBC’s long-serving head of global banking and markets (GBM), paves the way for a long overdue restructuring of that division. This will test the bank’s new-look management team.

    • 21 Nov 2019
  • Assaf set to stand down at HSBC

    Samir Assaf is to step down as chief executive of HSBC’s global banking and markets (GBM) business in the New Year, as a prelude to a restructuring of the division.

    • 20 Nov 2019
  • Credit Suisse homes in on private credit with Amine switch

    Credit Suisse has lost the talisman of its investment banking and capital markets (IBCM) division, James 'Jim' Amine, but says the unit is "absolutely core", writes David Rothnie.

    • 14 Nov 2019
  • HSBC prepares to turn screws on investment bank

    HSBC is planning to allocate capital away from lower return operations, including the global banking and markets (GBM) division in certain regions, as interim chief executive Noel Quinn revealed disappointing third quarter results on Monday.

    • 31 Oct 2019
  • Nomura weathers rates difficulties in EMEA

    Wholesale revenue increased in Nomura for Europe, the Middle East and Africa in the most recent quarter, the bank said on Tuesday, helped by a sturdy rates business.

    • 29 Oct 2019
  • UBS investment bank restructuring to cost $100m

    UBS is reorganising its investment bank, trying to save $90m a year, it revealed on Tuesday, alongside a dismal set of third quarter results for underwriting and advisory.

    • 22 Oct 2019

Bank strategy/results 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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  • Today
1 China International Capital Corp Ltd 3.17 12 17.43%
2 Morgan Stanley 2.81 6 15.46%
3 CITIC Securities 1.85 5 10.20%
4 China Securities Co Ltd 1.51 2 8.30%
5 Citi 1.18 4 6.47%

Bookrunners of Asia Pacific (ex-Japan) G3 DCM

Rank Lead Manager Amount $bn No of issues Share %
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  • Today
1 Citi 3.59 16 8.36%
2 HSBC 3.24 28 7.54%
3 JPMorgan 2.54 13 5.92%
4 RBC Capital Markets 2.22 5 5.17%
5 Barclays 2.03 16 4.74%

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.