GlobalCapital Leader

  • UniCredit trade shows how Italy needs the ECB

    Italian banks are paying up for funding, both a cause and effect of financial stress in the country. It shows why the European Central Bank is likely to continue with TLTRO (targeted longer-term refinancing operations), and why the Italian government has less leverage over Europe than meets the eye.

    • 10 Jan 2019
  • Bashing World Bank damages US interests

    That US president Donald Trump’s administration should pick a fight with the World Bank — and the bevy of other multilateral development banks the US owns shares in — is no surprise.

    • 10 Jan 2019
  • No certainty in sight for the UK or sterling

    Borrowers flocked to the sterling bond markets this week, at possibly greater pace than the usual January rush. Some of that seemed to be an attempt to get ahead of a crucial Brexit vote in the UK parliament later this month. But if anyone expects clarity on the UK’s future relationship with Europe after that date, they’re delusional.

    • 03 Jan 2019
  • Will Europe regret stringing out the Carige debacle?

    The European Central Bank is giving Banca Carige yet more time to boost its capital. If the lender cannot turn itself around, authorities will regret dithering while the private sector walked away.

    • 03 Jan 2019
  • France, Italy and the populist transmission mechanism

    France looks set to be in breach of European Union budget rules after president Emmanuel Macron promised a set of concessionary measures in an effort to quell the violent protests of the last few weeks. While, by the absolute letter of the law, France’s breach will not be as bad as Italy’s, such a situation will hardly do much to stem the rise of populism or boost the credibility of the EU.

    • 13 Dec 2018
  • Would you choose to invent Credit Suisse?

    Credit Suisse is giving money back to shareholders in a sign that a three year restructuring, which has featured two rights issues, is now firmly in its rearview mirror. But as the bank has cleaned up its act and refocused on what it does best, the argument that all of its businesses should live under one roof looks increasingly strained.

    • 13 Dec 2018
  • Don’t complain about the disco when the music stops

    Judging extension risk is a key part of investing in bank capital. If investors call it wrong, it is hard to say they have been grossly mistreated.

    • 06 Dec 2018
  • UniCredit: you get what you pay for

    UniCredit paid a hefty price for hitting the market this week, but it will also stand to reap the rewards.

    • 29 Nov 2018
  • Russia’s doing what you told it to

    Bankers love to advise their clients to look at the bigger picture and print now, for fear that that in just a few weeks or months, they could be facing a much tougher time. So the chorus of DCM officials criticising Russia for its timing in selling a €1bn seven year bond this week is more than a little hypocritical.

    • 28 Nov 2018
  • COC-ing about? EU must be joking

    EU authorities are allergic to complex financial products — except when they solve a problem for the EU.

    • 22 Nov 2018

GlobalCapital Leader archive

Comment & Columns     
GlobalCapital View
Leader
Southpaw
The Pained Trader
Clawback
Old Money
Byte Me
The FIG Idea

Latest Comment

more Comment

All International Bonds

Rank Lead Manager Amount $m No of issues Share %
  • Last updated
  • Today
1 Citi 23,474.87 54 9.05%
2 JPMorgan 22,392.03 63 8.64%
3 BNP Paribas 18,479.27 34 7.13%
4 HSBC 16,833.19 48 6.49%
5 Barclays 16,808.93 39 6.48%

Bookrunners of All Syndicated Loans EMEA

Rank Lead Manager Amount $m No of issues Share %
  • Last updated
  • Today
1 BNP Paribas 56,371.71 236 6.78%
2 Credit Agricole CIB 50,115.87 240 6.03%
3 JPMorgan 46,785.38 108 5.63%
4 UniCredit 45,665.76 207 5.50%
5 SG Corporate & Investment Banking 43,321.52 173 5.21%

Bookrunners of all EMEA ECM Issuance

Rank Lead Manager Amount $m No of issues Share %
  • Last updated
  • Today
1 Morgan Stanley 114.77 1 17.52%
1 BNP Paribas 114.77 1 17.52%
3 Commerzbank Group 65.85 2 10.05%
4 Oakley Advisory Ltd 64.52 1 9.85%
4 Barclays 64.52 1 9.85%