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  • 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
  • The FIG Idea: The urge to merge

    Why bank consolidation isn't the slam-dunk it seems to be.

    • 01 Mar 2018
  • 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
  • The FIG Idea: Dear Santa

    What's on a bank CFO's Christmas list

    • 15 Dec 2016
  • The FIG Idea: stress to impress

    On the surface, stress tests seem arcane and disconnected from reality. Perhaps they are, but they’re an increasingly important tool for bank regulators around the world.

    • 01 Dec 2016
  • The FIG Idea: Five ways equity analysts could do better

    Bank stocks are up 50% from their 2009 lows, but down 30% since a year ago and down 70% from their all-time highs in early 2007. Many equity investors from a decade ago lost their shirt in the banks sector. They can blame macroeconomic shifts for some of this price volatility. But a lot of it is because "the market" doesn't do a great job valuing bank stocks.

    • 29 Jun 2016

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All International Bonds

Rank Lead Manager Amount $bn No of issues Share %
  • Last updated
  • Today
1 JPMorgan 381.18 1768 8.35%
2 Citi 352.10 1516 7.71%
3 Bank of America Merrill Lynch 303.24 1307 6.64%
4 Barclays 273.33 1144 5.99%
5 HSBC 225.32 1243 4.93%

Bookrunners of All Syndicated Loans EMEA

Rank Lead Manager Amount $bn No of issues Share %
  • Last updated
  • Today
1 BNP Paribas 56.71 230 8.32%
2 Credit Agricole CIB 44.23 207 6.49%
3 JPMorgan 34.02 99 4.99%
4 UniCredit 30.28 160 4.44%
5 SG Corporate & Investment Banking 29.88 150 4.39%

Bookrunners of all EMEA ECM Issuance

Rank Lead Manager Amount $bn No of issues Share %
  • Last updated
  • Today
1 JPMorgan 13.16 82 8.27%
2 Goldman Sachs 12.58 64 7.90%
3 Morgan Stanley 12.18 55 7.65%
4 Citi 10.09 71 6.34%
5 Credit Suisse 6.93 38 4.35%