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  • Carillion: unhappy in its own way

    Carillion filed for compulsory liquidation on Monday, prompting floods of columnists to rush to display their hours old knowledge of the UK outsourcing sector and denounce the firm’s borrowing strategy. But what the case proves, more than anything, is that each collapsing company is unhappy in its own way.

    • 16 Jan 2018

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GlobalCapital Leader

  • A great week but caution needed

    Public sector borrowers have enjoyed the finest of weeks, printing across the euro and dollar curves, finding size in sterling and Australian dollars and enjoying reopened Canadian and New Zealand dollar markets.

    • 11 Jan 2018
  • Kodak developing crypto-funding with banks out of shot

    Cryptocurrencies overtook venture capital as the dominant form of fundraising for start-ups in 2017. Now, a grown-up, publicly listed company is getting in on the action. Investment banks would do well to take notice.

    • 11 Jan 2018

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Southpaw

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by David Rothnie
  • BNP Paribas places UK at heart of European ambitions

    The recruitment of the former head of European M&A at Barclays is a statement of intent from BNP Paribas, which has serious aspirations for its UK business. Expect some trademark caution though, writes David Rothnie.

    • 11 Jan 2018

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Old Money

by Prof Richard Roberts 
  • Professor Richard Roberts, GlobalCapital’s Old Money columnist, has passed away

    We’re very sorry to announce that professor Richard Roberts, who wrote the ‘Old Money’ column for GlobalCapital, passed away just before Christmas. He is survived by a wife, Sarah, and two daughters.

    • 04 Jan 2018
  • Old Money: London's foreign listings

    Saudi Aramco’s jumbo IPO is taxiing towards take off, though the timing and any co-listing locations along with Riyadh have yet to be revealed. London and New York’s exchanges are eager to host a co-listing, with Toronto, Hong Kong and Singapore also in the frame for what promises to be the biggest ever IPO, valuing the company at $2tr.

    • 28 Nov 2017
  • Old Money: Bad Banks

    Bad banks from Barings to Bradford & Bingley

    • 02 Nov 2017

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Clawback


by Philippe Espinasse
  • SGX ready to give no quarter

    In the latest Clawback, columnist Philippe Espinasse puts the Singapore Exchange's proposal on quarterly reporting by companies under the microscope.

    • 15 Jan 2018

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P&M Notebook

  • RBC hires M&A banker for Germany

    RBC Capital Markets has hired a former Nomura banker to run its M&A business in Germany, Austria and Switzerland.

    • 26 Oct 2017

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The FIG Idea

  • The FIG Idea: capital punishment?

    We need to talk about capital. But language makes it difficult.

    • 14 Dec 2017
  • The FIG Idea: Runners and Riders for the Basel Race

    The FIG Idea studies the form for bank capital's most important competition of the year — set to run this October (or perhaps not).

    • 25 Sep 2017
  • The FIG Idea: assume the recovery position

    When Banco Popular lost the market's confidence, it ran out of road. Realistic assumptions for recovery rates on bad assets plunged to super-conservative levels. Confidence is the greatest form of solvency, its withdrawal a precursor to insolvency.

    • 22 Jun 2017
  • Close encounters with a third kind (of capital)

    Soon, banks will have more TLAC and MREL than equity. The new bond classes are a immensely important part of the financial structure of a bank, but the risks to investors aren’t yet clear. Just how will this alien new instrument class behave — or misbehave?

    • 01 Jun 2017

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MTN Leak Table

  • MTN Leak: Disaster recovery practice

    One of the MTN market's best-known faces appears to have been practising for the looming nuclear apocalypse.

    • 10 Aug 2017
  • MTN Leak: The summer paradox

    Leak is facing the summer paradox. The otherwise hardworking MTN bankers of London have more free time to come and hobnob with Leak but instead choose to go on holiday.

    • 03 Aug 2017
  • MTN Leak: Summer days are here at last

    The summer holidays have arrived and jubilation abounds among school children. For the parents in the MTN market, there is perhaps a little trepidation mixed with the glee.

    • 20 Jul 2017
  • MTN Leak: wish you were here

    Société Générale invited the great and the good of London’s financial press to a viewing of the Victoria and Albert Museum’s new Pink Floyd exhibition this week. But for the hapless Leak team, it was The Doors that were of interest.

    • 13 Jul 2017

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The Pained Trader

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All International Bonds

Rank Lead Manager Amount $m No of issues Share %
  • Last updated
  • Today
1 Citi 24,891.71 88 7.80%
2 JPMorgan 23,552.91 80 7.38%
3 Barclays 22,049.34 45 6.91%
4 Goldman Sachs 17,809.03 44 5.58%
5 HSBC 17,636.79 61 5.53%

Bookrunners of All Syndicated Loans EMEA

Rank Lead Manager Amount $m No of issues Share %
  • Last updated
  • Today
1 HSBC 48,528.41 214 6.32%
2 Deutsche Bank 44,075.51 161 5.74%
3 BNP Paribas 41,452.79 240 5.40%
4 JPMorgan 37,278.65 134 4.85%
5 SG Corporate & Investment Banking 36,258.27 187 4.72%

Bookrunners of all EMEA ECM Issuance

Rank Lead Manager Amount $m No of issues Share %
  • Last updated
  • Today
1 Goldman Sachs 1,607.28 5 24.01%
2 Credit Suisse 1,301.65 4 19.45%
3 UBS 970.80 3 14.50%
4 BNP Paribas 522.35 4 7.80%
5 SG Corporate & Investment Banking 444.17 3 6.64%