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  • 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
  • The FIG Idea: Capital Chaos

    Today’s capital regime for banks is the result of compromise and incrementalism. Hardly a surprise, but the result is unworkable. CFA-qualified, brain-on-a-stick analysts will breeze through a series of 3D Sudoku puzzles, yet struggle to understand the capital situation of a bank.

    • 05 May 2016

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All International Bonds

Rank Lead Manager Amount $m No of issues Share %
  • Last updated
  • Today
1 Citi 162,719.54 628 8.01%
2 JPMorgan 151,101.13 653 7.44%
3 Bank of America Merrill Lynch 147,779.52 484 7.28%
4 Barclays 124,794.16 438 6.15%
5 Goldman Sachs 108,281.07 343 5.33%

Bookrunners of All Syndicated Loans EMEA

Rank Lead Manager Amount $m No of issues Share %
  • Last updated
  • Today
1 JPMorgan 25,947.26 30 9.74%
2 Citi 16,842.42 38 6.32%
3 SG Corporate & Investment Banking 15,575.88 46 5.84%
4 Deutsche Bank 14,198.98 44 5.33%
5 Bank of America Merrill Lynch 13,028.84 31 4.89%

Bookrunners of all EMEA ECM Issuance

Rank Lead Manager Amount $m No of issues Share %
  • Last updated
  • Today
1 Goldman Sachs 6,961.44 31 9.30%
2 JPMorgan 6,815.38 29 9.10%
3 UBS 5,503.59 15 7.35%
4 Citi 5,145.98 30 6.87%
5 Deutsche Bank 4,303.27 25 5.75%