Latest bank strategy/results news

  • UBS’s ‘pig-gate’ serves as warning for banks

    A UBS economist’s allegedly offensive comment about "Chinese pigs" has ensnared the Swiss bank in a series of unfortunate events, including being kicked off a planned dollar bond deal for China Railway Construction Corp. The backlash is overblown but serves as a warning for banks dealing with China.

    • 18 Jun 2019
  • Development banks provide record $43bn climate finance

    Finance for climate-related projects in emerging and developing countries provided by the world’s five largest multilateral development banks (MDBs) hit an all-time record of $43.1bn in 2018.

    • 13 Jun 2019
  • Citi eyes home improvements to overhaul investment banking elite

    After establishing itself as a top three player in European investment banking, Citi is now making an ambitious push for the summit in its home market, writes David Rothnie.

    • 13 Jun 2019
  • Transaction banking buoys HSBC’s IB

    HSBC’s global banking and markets division registered a small rise in income in its first quarter results announced on Friday. Transaction banking lines helped outweigh revenue declines in trading and the global banking business.

    • 03 May 2019
  • Guyett stamps authority with HSBC revamp

    Greg Guyett has shaken up the management of HSBC’s global banking division in a move aimed at streamlining coverage and boosting collaboration across divisions and products.

    • 30 Apr 2019
  • IMF, BIS hail potential for fintech to tackle financial exclusion

    The heads of two of the world’s leading global financial regulators have hailed the potential of financial technology to help lift people out of poverty by connecting them to the banking system. But both Agustín Carstens, General Manager of the Bank for International Settlements, and Christine Lagarde, the managing director of the International Monetary Fund, warned of potential risks.

    • 25 Apr 2019
  • Nomura’s wholesale business makes a loss

    Nomura announced in its results on Thursday that its wholesale business made a loss both in the fourth quarter and in the year as a whole. The Japanese bank is looking to cut back the division.

    • 25 Apr 2019
  • Goldman’s reboot suffers mission creep

    A tough quarter scuppered Goldman Sachs's strategic update but the bank places deeds before words and is already well advanced in its new strategy, writes David Rothnie

    • 24 Apr 2019
  • Créd Ag and Santander team up in custody services

    Santander’s S3 business is set to join up with Crédit Agricole’s CACEIS, as the two banks look to merge their custody and asset servicing operations, a growing area of revenue for banks.

    • 18 Apr 2019
  • Malpass urged to distance himself from ‘anti-liberal’ Trump agenda

    Former senior executives at the World Bank have warned incoming president David Malpass that he must use his first 100 days to make clear to staff he is prepared to distance himself from the agenda of Donald Trump.

    • 17 Apr 2019

Bank strategy/results news archive

Panda Bonds Top Arrangers

Rank Arranger Share % by Volume
1 Bank of China (BOC) 21.85
2 China Merchants Securities Co 14.67
3 Industrial and Commercial Bank of China (ICBC) 14.44
4 Agricultural Bank of China (ABC) 8.89
5 China Securities 7.41

Bookrunners of Asia-Pac (ex-Japan) ECM

Rank Lead Manager Amount $m No of issues Share %
  • Last updated
  • Today
1 CITIC Securities 8,376.11 38 8.27%
2 Goldman Sachs 8,051.77 31 7.95%
3 Morgan Stanley 6,109.23 41 6.03%
4 China International Capital Corp Ltd 5,877.20 34 5.80%
5 UBS 5,640.98 40 5.57%

Bookrunners of Asia Pacific (ex-Japan) G3 DCM

Rank Lead Manager Amount $m No of issues Share %
  • Last updated
  • Today
1 HSBC 17,645.24 155 8.27%
2 Citi 12,384.97 99 5.80%
3 JPMorgan 11,422.13 77 5.35%
4 Standard Chartered Bank 8,189.28 83 3.84%
5 Bank of China 7,633.07 95 3.58%

Asian polls & awards

  • GlobalCapital launches Sustainable Financing and Investing Survey

    GlobalCapital is conducting a global research survey on the fast-changing markets for sustainable financing and investing. It will combine the views of issuers and investors to give a nuanced picture of how this trend is changing capital markets for both groups.

  • GlobalCapital Asia capital markets awards 2018: Investment banks

    In the fourth and final instalment of GlobalCapital Asia’s capital markets awards announcements, find out the Best Asian Investment Bank and the Best Investment Bank in the region for 2018.

  • GlobalCapital Asia capital markets awards 2018: Bonds

    In part three of our results announcements, we reveal the winning bond deals across a variety of categories. In addition, we also name the Best G3 Bond House, Best Local Currency Bond House, Best High Yield Bond House and the debut winner of the Best House for SRI Financing.

  • GlobalCapital Asia capital markets awards 2018: Equities

    In part two of our results announcements, we reveal the winning equity deals and banks, including the Best Follow-on/Accelerated Bookbuild, Best Equity-Linked Deal, Best IPO, Best ECM Deal and Best ECM House.

  • GlobalCapital Asia capital markets awards 2018: Loans

    GlobalCapital Asia has spent the last two months talking to banks and their clients in a bid to determine the most impressive capital markets transactions and advisers across Asia ex-Japan in 2018. We are pleased to begin our awards announcements in the loan market.