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  • Hot under the collar: banks make big calls in strategic equity

    A surge in shareholder activism is providing banks with a lucrative new source of revenue, but they have to tread carefully or risk losing treasured corporate relationships, writes David Rothnie.

    • 17 Apr 2019
  • Nomura’s IB ‘restart’ risks repeating history

    Nomura’s growth plan in its latest restructuring depends on sweeping away regional fiefdoms while finding greater consistency. History suggests this could be a tall order, writes David Rothnie.

    • 11 Apr 2019
  • Staley stakes his future on CIB turnaround

    Barclays’ corporate and investment bank has reached the endgame in its fight to boost returns following the departure of Tim Throsby, as group CEO Jes Staley takes control for the second time in three years.

    • 04 Apr 2019
  • BNPP looks west for banking model

    The French bank is continuing to execute its plan to become Europe’s leading corporate finance house, despite headwinds and looming consolidation, writes David Rothnie.

    • 28 Mar 2019
  • Citi wins box seat on Deutsche and opens gate to Flood

    The Commerzbank and Deutsche Bank talks have given Europe’s FIG bankers an unexpected source of cheer, writes David Rothnie.

    • 21 Mar 2019
  • German panacea or M&A nightmare?

    The logic for a merger between Deutsche Bank and Commerzbank still looks far from convincing, despite the wishes of Germany’s political elite, writes David Rothnie.

    • 13 Mar 2019
  • Is Guyett the man to crack HSBC’s IB conundrum?

    Following the retirement of Robin Phillips, HSBC’s new head of global banking is well qualified to meet the challenge that has outlasted his ex-colleague, provided he can get his head around the bank’s unique structure, writes David Rothnie.

    • 06 Mar 2019
  • ABN opts for pragmatism over ambition

    ABN Amro, one of the banks at the centre of the global financial crisis in 2008, hopes that a new structure designed to deliver on a corporate and institutional banking (CIB) strategy anchored closer to home will allow it to prosper.

    • 28 Feb 2019
  • Rothschild pushes into big data advisory

    Rothschild has launched a new investor advisory practice helping companies understand increasingly opaque shareholder registers. Is this a pioneering move that bridges a gap between companies and their shareholders, or is the firm simply plugging a hole in its own advisory offering, asks David Rothnie.

    • 21 Feb 2019
  • UBS pivots from FIG to GIG

    UBS is re-balancing its corporate finance business to end its reliance on its Financial Institutions Group with impressive results, writes David Rothnie.

    • 14 Feb 2019

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All International Bonds

Rank Lead Manager Amount $m No of issues Share %
  • Last updated
  • Today
1 JPMorgan 132,387.73 545 8.30%
2 Citi 123,981.47 487 7.78%
3 Bank of America Merrill Lynch 105,093.26 413 6.59%
4 Barclays 99,545.40 383 6.24%
5 HSBC 81,053.20 424 5.08%

Bookrunners of All Syndicated Loans EMEA

Rank Lead Manager Amount $m No of issues Share %
  • Last updated
  • Today
1 Bank of America Merrill Lynch 11,525.35 30 7.25%
2 BNP Paribas 8,422.96 46 5.30%
3 UniCredit 8,389.55 43 5.28%
4 Deutsche Bank 8,298.69 30 5.22%
5 Commerzbank Group 7,837.68 40 4.93%

Bookrunners of all EMEA ECM Issuance

Rank Lead Manager Amount $m No of issues Share %
  • Last updated
  • Today
1 Morgan Stanley 4,425.28 19 11.23%
2 Goldman Sachs 4,006.06 15 10.16%
3 Citi 3,527.84 22 8.95%
4 JPMorgan 2,809.08 19 7.13%
5 UBS 2,241.39 12 5.69%