• Bond investors are playing with fire

    Asia’s bond market has had an undeniably stellar start to 2020. Despite the spread of Covid-19, or the novel coronavirus, investors have continued buying bonds at remarkably tight prices as issuance picks up speed. But the non-stop enthusiasm raises a serious question — are market participants too positive?

    • 08.00 AM

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GlobalCapital Leader

  • ECB is revving the engine but the handbrake is on

    Europe’s capital markets are back in super-demand mode.

    • 20 Feb 2020
  • EBRD: futureproofing Sonia

    The European Bank for Reconstruction and Development made a bold move this week by rewriting the rulebook for how coupons of Sonia-linked floating rate notes should be structured. It annoyed some, but it’s hard to argue against the logic.

    • 20 Feb 2020

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by David Rothnie

  • 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

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Byte Me

on fintech

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by Philippe Espinasse

  • Flying high in the year of the pig

    In his latest Clawback column, Philippe Espinasse takes a look at the Hong Kong stock exchange’s new three year plan and its desire to be a global listing hub.

    • 08 Mar 2019

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The FIG Idea

  • The FIG idea: sci-fi horror meets utopian dream

    As Marcella climbed into the transport pod for her short journey home to her cosy apartment in the Chongqing suburbs, her wristwatch buzzed, reminding her that this would be her last ever commute. She leaned back and thought of the days when she started out in banking, in 2007, right at the start of GFC1, the first Global Financial Crisis. In her 43 year career, how the world had changed.

    • 13 Mar 2019
  • The FIG Idea: the wizardry of banking

    Do we marvel enough at the philosophical and metaphysical nature of the banking industry?

    • 17 May 2018

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All International Bonds

Rank Lead Manager Amount $bn No of issues Share %
  • Last updated
  • Today
1 JPMorgan 90.95 318 9.08%
2 Citi 79.28 298 7.91%
3 BofA Securities 67.23 266 6.71%
4 Barclays 59.53 235 5.94%
5 Goldman Sachs 48.52 170 4.84%

Bookrunners of All Syndicated Loans EMEA

Rank Lead Manager Amount $bn No of issues Share %
  • Last updated
  • Today
1 JPMorgan 4.09 13 10.66%
2 BofA Securities 3.98 14 10.39%
3 Citi 3.21 13 8.39%
4 Commerzbank Group 2.27 8 5.92%
5 Deutsche Bank 2.16 16 5.64%

Bookrunners of all EMEA ECM Issuance

Rank Lead Manager Amount $bn No of issues Share %
  • Last updated
  • Today
1 Credit Suisse 2.84 5 13.11%
2 JPMorgan 1.90 14 8.76%
3 Barclays 1.75 12 8.06%
4 Morgan Stanley 1.69 11 7.78%
5 Citi 1.63 13 7.55%