• Asian green bonds: more catching up needed

    Asia’s green financing market has made great strides since issuance started to pick up two years ago, with 2017 seeing more regulators and issuers giving the asset class a push. But for all its impressive feats, the region’s green market is yet to come of age.

    • 12 Dec 2017
  • Qatar’s banks do not need a sovereign reopener

    Qatar's banks face a wall of maturities in 2018 and need the door to capital markets funding to be flung open for them. But it does not have to be the Qatar sovereign that does the opening.

    • 05 Dec 2017
  • Outsourcing student loan servicing won’t erase problems

    The student loan servicing infrastructure in the US is ripe for an overhaul. But the Department of Education’s (DoE) plan to outsource student loan servicing to big tech and big finance may not erase all of the existing problems.

    • 05 Dec 2017
  • The SRB must be more transparent after Popular

    The Single Resolution Board (SRB) should not have needed an appeal panel to determine that the Banco Popular resolution could have been more transparent. It was blatantly obvious from the outset.

    • 05 Dec 2017
  • Hong Kong IPOs: the new era is here

    Hong Kong’s equity market is finally shaking off its fusty image as a home for unloved Chinese IPOs, with overstuffed bank syndicates and cornerstone tranches, and friends and family deals increasingly becoming a thing of the past. There will be naysayers, but all the signs show that the change is here to stay.

    • 05 Dec 2017
  • Asian sustainable lending needs a big push

    A novel green loan for Singapore-listed Wilmar has put a focus on sustainability-based borrowings in Asia — or the lack thereof. But now the agribusiness company has provided a template for such financings, the onus is on banks and borrowers to push for change in the region. The benefits may be intangible, but they will be more far-reaching than a few extra basis points on the P&L.

    • 05 Dec 2017
  • Follow-the-leader leveraged newbies set to suffer most

    The terms of leveraged finance deals are growing ever more aggressive. The most regular borrowers are the biggest pushers of tough terms, but those who follow their example may pay the heaviest price in a market correction.

    • 28 Nov 2017
  • CFPB turmoil could unravel Cordray-era protections

    The leadership tussle at the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) threatens to muzzle the watchdog or even have it put down. Many in the securitization industry would welcome that, but this newspaper is not so keen to bid farewell to Main Street's best friend just yet.

    • 28 Nov 2017
  • UK is offering a Brexit bet with student loan ABS

    The long awaited student loan securitization from the UK Department for Education might be the closest structured finance investors get to being able to bet on the economic effects of the country's exit from the European Union.

    • 28 Nov 2017
  • South African bonds show what is wrong with markets

    Investors in South African bonds have bought on the dip because, even as the country’s economic outlook deteriorates, the only way for bonds is up. But positive reinforcement of the country’s poor governance and deteriorating economy reduces the incentive to reform and only postpones what will be a bigger investor stampede for the exit when the time comes.

    • 28 Nov 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%