Latest bank strategy/results news

  • HSBC’s Tucker and Stevenson ramp up the pressure

    HSBC’s chief executive was dislodged by the force of the challenges facing the bank. Now, its global markets division is under pressure as senior management continues with reform, writes David Rothnie.

    • 15 Aug 2019
  • ‘Challenging’ environment prompts Flint exit from HSBC

    John Flint quit his position as CEO of HSBC on Monday after less than two years in the job, as the bank warned of difficult global conditions in its second quarter results. The bank’s chair Mark Tucker implied the desire for change related to a problem with Flint’s execution of the bank’s strategy, rather than the strategy itself, but the departure has also raised questions about HSBC’s Chinese operations.

    • 05 Aug 2019
  • Nomura wholesale division turns profit, EMEA lags

    Nomura’s wholesale business in Europe, the Middle East and Africa underperformed other regions in the last quarter, with the results coming out after the bank announced it is to scale back trading operations there. But the wholesale division registered a profit overall — a rare occurrence of late.

    • 31 Jul 2019
  • Guyett embraces pragmatism with corporate finance push

    HSBC’s new global banking boss has quietly redesigned the division and fleshed out a cohesive corporate finance strategy that plays to its strengths, writes David Rothnie.

    • 25 Jul 2019
  • Deutsche ‘bloodbath’ leads to major cuts in Asian ECM team

    Deutsche Bank’s staff were dealt a crushing blow this week when it announced a full exit from the equities business and 18,000 job cuts globally. In Asia, the move has led to the equities capital markets unit all but disappearing. Jonathan Breen reports.

    • 11 Jul 2019
  • Deutsche takes knife to equities business with Asia hit

    Deutsche Bank’s plan to exit its equities sales and trading businesses globally as part of a far-reaching overhaul of its operations has led to many departures in Asia.

    • 08 Jul 2019
  • 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

Bank strategy/results news archive

Panda Bonds Top Arrangers

Rank Arranger Share % by Volume
1 Bank of China (BOC) 23.56
2 Industrial and Commercial Bank of China (ICBC) 16.09
3 China Merchants Securities Co 11.38
4 Agricultural Bank of China (ABC) 6.90
5 HSBC 5.75

Bookrunners of Asia-Pac (ex-Japan) ECM

Rank Lead Manager Amount $m No of issues Share %
  • Last updated
  • Today
1 CITIC Securities 10,473.34 57 7.35%
2 Goldman Sachs 10,410.71 44 7.31%
3 UBS 8,233.81 59 5.78%
4 Morgan Stanley 8,137.73 53 5.71%
5 China International Capital Corp Ltd 7,763.29 49 5.45%

Bookrunners of Asia Pacific (ex-Japan) G3 DCM

Rank Lead Manager Amount $m No of issues Share %
  • Last updated
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1 HSBC 26,007.76 228 8.39%
2 Citi 20,478.62 144 6.60%
3 JPMorgan 15,379.66 107 4.96%
4 Standard Chartered Bank 14,160.84 143 4.57%
5 Morgan Stanley 11,315.38 77 3.65%

Asian polls & awards

  • Now open! GlobalCapital Asia Capital Market Awards 2019

    GlobalCapital Asia is pleased to invite pitches for our annual capital markets and investment banking awards, which reward the most impressive transactions and investment banks of 2019.

  • GlobalCapital reveals SRI Award nominations

    GlobalCapital has published the nominations for its Sustainable and Responsible Capital Markets Awards. The winners will be announced on September 17, at our Awards Ceremony in Amsterdam.

  • GlobalCapital SRI Awards: poll extended

    In response to requests from market participants, GlobalCapital has extended the closing date of its poll to determine the 2019 winners of its Sustainable and Responsible Capital Markets Awards. Market participants can now vote until July 26.

  • GlobalCapital opens 2019 poll for SRI Awards

    GlobalCapital has launched its poll to determine the 2019 winners of its Sustainable and Responsible Capital Markets Awards. Market participants are invited to participate.

  • 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.