The Pained Trader


  • The Pained Trader: it was not a very good year

    2017 was worse than the year before it but it will prove better than next. It was 12 months of contrasting fortunes though oscillating not between the good and the bad but between the merely sup-optimal and the truly excremental. As always, it was the latter which prevailed and stuck to our shoes.

    • 07 Dec 2017
  • Coining It

    “If you see a bandwagon, it’s already too late” is a defeatist philosophy to which I’ve never subscribed. Consequently, I have watched many of them rattle past, everyone aboard whooping and hollering, and chased them down the road through the dust as they disappeared out of sight en route to the Happy Lands, that undiscovered country from whose bourn no traveller returns.

    • 30 Nov 2017
  • The Pained Trader: what a Croc

    The Pained Trader’s emerging markets never quite emerge.

    • 23 Nov 2017
  • The Pained Trader: Apac picaresque

    The picaresque progression of Donald Trump’s 12 day tour around Asia brought back fond memories of the fortnight’s foray I made to the Far East when I first visited, 25 years ago.

    • 16 Nov 2017
  • The Pained Trader: taste of paradise

    The Pained Trader deplores the absence of a fortune worthy of the Paradise Papers.

    • 09 Nov 2017
  • The Pained Trader: the City Ripper

    The Pained Trader and Carney aren’t in it together.

    • 02 Nov 2017
  • The Pained Trader: zero-sum game

    The Pained Trader has no interest in a hot new assignment

    • 26 Oct 2017
  • The Pained Trader: the price is right

    The Pained Trader pitches his package.

    • 19 Oct 2017
  • The Pained Trader: state of independence

    The Pained Trader mulls a new political settlement

    • 12 Oct 2017
  • The Pained Trader: old flames and the fireman

    The Pained Trader experiences a blast from the past

    • 05 Oct 2017

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All International Bonds

Rank Lead Manager Amount $m No of issues Share %
  • Last updated
  • Today
1 Citi 415,838.72 1590 9.03%
2 JPMorgan 379,647.36 1732 8.25%
3 Bank of America Merrill Lynch 359,324.90 1302 7.81%
4 Goldman Sachs 267,102.04 920 5.80%
5 Barclays 266,010.35 1070 5.78%

Bookrunners of All Syndicated Loans EMEA

Rank Lead Manager Amount $m No of issues Share %
  • Last updated
  • Today
1 HSBC 45,073.36 191 6.67%
2 Deutsche Bank 37,312.62 138 5.52%
3 BNP Paribas 36,204.20 208 5.36%
4 JPMorgan 34,040.23 112 5.04%
5 Bank of America Merrill Lynch 32,958.96 107 4.88%

Bookrunners of all EMEA ECM Issuance

Rank Lead Manager Amount $m No of issues Share %
  • Last updated
  • Today
1 JPMorgan 22,398.41 104 8.67%
2 Morgan Stanley 19,092.40 102 7.39%
3 Citi 17,768.49 110 6.88%
4 UBS 17,693.89 71 6.85%
5 Goldman Sachs 17,256.05 98 6.68%