Latest bank strategy/results news

  • HSBC brings CEO search to a close, appoints Quinn to top job

    HSBC’s hunt for a group chief executive has ended where it began, with the bank appointing interim boss Noel Quinn on a permanent basis.

    • 18 Mar 2020
  • AIIB re-opens Beijing headquarters following Covid-19 lockdown

    The Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank re-opened its headquarters in Beijing on Monday after being shut for weeks as a result of the outbreak of the coronavirus, which began in China but quickly spread across the world.

    • 17 Mar 2020
  • Pandemic threatens M&A pipeline

    The coronavirus will depress mergers and acquisitions activity, hurt advisory revenues and change the emphasis of deal-making in 2020, writes David Rothnie.

    • 12 Mar 2020
  • HSBC creates GBM unit to ditch RWAs

    Thierry Roland has been picked to lead HSBC’s new RWA Optimisation Unit, where the bank will put assets that do not meet its return requirement.

    • 05 Mar 2020
  • The end of the road for roadshows

    The shock of the Covid-19 coronavirus outbreak has forced some rapid thinking among capital markets participants. Almost the first impact has been on travel.

    • 27 Feb 2020
  • Stan Chart and HSBC brace for double whammy of Covid-19, HK protests

    HSBC and Standard Chartered are expecting lower profits and higher loan impairments this year due to the Covid-19 coronavirus outbreak and an economic downturn in Hong Kong.

    • 27 Feb 2020
  • HSBC’s restructuring: is it enough though?

    HSBC’s corporate finance staff have survived its restructuring largely unscathed, but the more ambitious among them will see the bank’s plans as a missed opportunity, writes David Rothnie. And with no answer yet on the identity of the next full-time CEO, the uncertainty is not over.

    • 20 Feb 2020
  • ECM and cash equity trading unaffected by HSBC cuts

    HSBC will not be making cuts to its equity capital markets or its equity trading capabilities after announcing the results of a strategic review on Tuesday. The bank will be reducing headcount in sales and research, but said that its execution ability in ECM will not be affected in any way.

    • 18 Feb 2020
  • HSBC plans to slim down rates, derivs, equities in Europe

    HSBC’s new strategic plan involves numerous changes to its investment banking division, including shifting resources to Asia and the Middle East, reducing the scale of many operations in the European markets business, and combining product functions with commercial banking.

    • 18 Feb 2020
  • Sustainable loans give banks strange urges

    New dynamics are appearing in the sustainability-linked loan market, as the product balloons and banks prepare for more intense scrutiny of their green lending activities. The trends highlight how unformed and confusing this young market still is, writes Jon Hay.

    • 30 Jan 2020

Bank strategy/results news archive

Panda Bonds Top Arrangers

Rank Arranger Share % by Volume
1 Ping An Bank 23.08
2 Industrial and Commercial Bank of China (ICBC) 15.38
2 Bank of China (BOC) 15.38
2 China CITIC Bank Corp 15.38
5 CITIC Securities 11.54

Bookrunners of Asia-Pac (ex-Japan) ECM

Rank Lead Manager Amount $bn No of issues Share %
  • Last updated
  • Today
1 China International Capital Corp Ltd 4.84 27 9.47%
2 Morgan Stanley 4.29 15 8.39%
3 China Securities Co Ltd 4.10 12 8.03%
4 CITIC Securities 4.06 16 7.95%
5 UBS 2.38 16 4.66%

Bookrunners of Asia Pacific (ex-Japan) G3 DCM

Rank Lead Manager Amount $bn No of issues Share %
  • Last updated
  • Today
1 Citi 7.75 45 7.08%
2 HSBC 7.34 65 6.70%
3 BofA Securities 5.26 23 4.80%
4 JPMorgan 4.87 35 4.45%
5 Standard Chartered Bank 4.77 41 4.35%

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.