Corporate people and markets news

  • SocGen sets green financing goal ahead of EU report

    Société Générale has set a goal of raising €100bn in financing for the clean energy transition between 2016 and 2020, ahead of the final report from the European Commission’s high-level expert group (HLEG) on sustainable finance.

    • 11 Dec 2017
  • People Moves in Brief

    Mizuho lets go of three in HY - MUFG hires ex-UniCredit banker - Deutsche Bank tweaks top ranks in Asia ECM - BAML hires from Deutsche for India GCM - Citi hires IB boss for Saudi push - Nordic bank hires SSA origination head - Danske Bank's head of IB retires

    • 07 Dec 2017
  • ING to build US investment grade, high yield DCM teams

    ING is looking to build a footprint in US investment grade and high yield debt markets, with the bank hoping to win more syndication mandates from existing corporate clients, senior figures at the bank said on Thursday.

    • 07 Dec 2017
  • Bankers leave HSBC DCM and syndicate

    Several bankers are leaving HSBC's bond teams, including its head of public sector syndicate, according to sources.

    • 07 Dec 2017
  • EPPF’s first issue a ‘revolution’ for DCM

    The European Private Placement Facility (EPPF) has completed its first bond issue, which those involved say is the start of a “revolution” in debt capital markets.

    • 04 Dec 2017
  • Top MTN name leaves Crédit Agricole

    The global co-head of MTNs and private placements at Crédit Agricole has left.

    • 30 Nov 2017
  • HSBC seeks stability after Westerman is ousted

    HSBC is looking for a period of stability in which to rebuild staff morale and dealflow, following the abrupt departure of co-head of global banking Matthew Westerman after less than two years. David Rothnie and Toby Fildes report.

    • 23 Nov 2017
  • People news in brief, November 23, 2017

    UBS has named a top executive in Zurich to take over as its India country head from next year, according to an internal memo seen by GlobalCapital Asia.

    • 23 Nov 2017
  • BBVA's DCM Europe head leaves

    Juan Isusi, head of debt capital markets Europe at BBVA, has left the bank.

    • 22 Nov 2017
  • Promotions galore in BNPP’s corporate finance operations

    BNP Paribas has made a round of promotions in its corporate financing and coverage operations, following the creation of a new role for Bruno Tassart.

    • 22 Nov 2017
  • Amundi PM snapped up by Algebris

    An emerging markets focussed portfolio manager at Amundi has joined Algebris Investments to work on its macro credit fund.

    • 22 Nov 2017
  • Citi combines Middle East and Africa IB, appoints new head

    Citi has combined its Middle East and Africa (ex-South Africa) investment banking divisions and named a head for the new entity.

    • 21 Nov 2017
  • Mizuho picks Credit Suisse banker for top fixed income job

    Mizuho International has hired a managing director from Credit Suisse to take charge of its fixed income business.

    • 21 Nov 2017
  • EC group suggests easing market abuse rules to boost corporate bond market

    The European Commission’s Expert Group on corporate bond markets has recommended reforming the Market Abuse Regulation to ease market soundings rules. But it also plans to toughen up standards in high yield markets, supporting ‘transparent and fair’ allocation methods, and to work on ways to cut order inflation.

    • 20 Nov 2017
  • People Moves in Brief

    Morgan Stanley hires for SSA syndicate — StanChart raids Commerz for Turkey DCM — Santander hires White for infra banking

    • 16 Nov 2017
  • Niche currencies pitch issuers on MAR-exempt status

    Banks active in capital markets outside the European Union are using their exemption from the bloc’s onerous market abuse rules as a selling point to attract issuers, with the Swiss francs, Canadian dollars, and yen markets in particular focus.

    • 16 Nov 2017
  • Market abuse spotlight to shine on fixed income

    The updated Market Abuse Regulation (MAR) has been in effect for 18 months, but its force in the markets is due to burn brighter as regulators take hold of the data deluge generated by MiFID next year. And fixed income will be in focus for the first time.

    • 16 Nov 2017

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  • 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
  • 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
  • Schuldschein market does not need blue chips to be a success

    An absence of domestic German and Austrian blue chip firms from the Schudschein market, in a year when it is set to top last year’s record volumes, is a testament to its strength.

    • 28 Nov 2017
  • Bond oversupply a challenge, but also an opportunity

    The sheer amount of dollar bond issuance seen this month in Asia, and the expected supply heading into the year end, has taken a bit of a toll on the market, with a handful of deals pulled and many others suffering in secondary. But there is a silver lining. Issuers in the region are being forced to think hard, communicate better and push the boundaries — things which can only make the market stronger.

    • 28 Nov 2017
  • India’s rating upgrade: too little, too late

    India rejoiced late last week when Moody’s upgraded the sovereign's rating for the first time in 14 years. The boost has certainly stirred up some positive sentiment around the country and is a great stamp of approval for the numerous reforms it has put in place over the past year. But in reality, it will be business as usual, and the ratings lift will only have a limited impact — unless India thinks big.

    • 22 Nov 2017
  • How to finance corporates, European style

    The European Commission’s Expert Group has offered its suggestions on how to improve corporate bond markets, and they’re pretty good. But large companies, not SMEs, will be the big winners.

    • 21 Nov 2017
  • Are investors parking the bus already?

    There are 15 minutes to go, your team is a goal ahead. The manager has the classic dilemma of throwing on another striker (or three if he is Kevin Keegan) to try and get a second goal to put the result beyond doubt, or replacing his flair player with another defender and trying to hold on to the lead.

    • 16 Nov 2017
  • China’s short-dated bonds are undermining the market

    China’s regulators have left DCM bankers, issuers and investors befuddled this year, as they struggle to understand which companies will gain approval to issue offshore bonds and which will be rejected. In this environment it was only natural that sub-one year bonds, which don’t need approval, should become very popular, but a recent deal shows using the loophole comes at a cost.

    • 07 Nov 2017
  • Regulators cuddling bitcoin are schizophrenic

    CME Group, one of the US's premier financial institutions, plans to launch futures on bitcoin. This will give investors a clean way to bet on the price of the cryptocurrency, whose price has soared eightfold this year.

    • 02 Nov 2017

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All Corporate Bonds

Rank Lead Manager Amount $m No of issues Share %
  • Last updated
  • Today
1 JPMorgan 173,957.50 760 7.17%
2 Bank of America Merrill Lynch 154,418.14 713 6.36%
3 Citi 136,997.26 734 5.65%
4 Goldman Sachs 109,713.42 475 4.52%
5 Barclays 106,206.79 488 4.38%

Bookrunners of Euro Denominated Corporate IG Bonds

Rank Lead Manager Amount $m No of issues Share %
  • Last updated
  • Today
1 BNP Paribas 29,965.54 145 8.65%
2 Barclays 25,510.29 106 7.36%
3 Deutsche Bank 24,247.02 105 7.00%
4 SG Corporate & Investment Banking 21,192.48 112 6.12%
5 HSBC 19,467.45 94 5.62%

Bookrunners of European HY Bonds

Rank Lead Manager Amount €m No of issues Share %
  • Last updated
  • Today
1 JPMorgan 8,469.76 69 4.02%
2 Goldman Sachs 7,816.84 63 3.71%
3 Credit Suisse 6,908.88 70 3.28%
4 Deutsche Bank 6,384.59 62 3.03%
5 BNP Paribas 5,941.97 66 2.82%

Bookrunners of Dollar Denominated HY Bonds

Rank Lead Manager Amount $m No of issues Share %
  • Last updated
  • Today
1 JPMorgan 37,132.38 289 10.79%
2 Citi 28,905.88 231 8.40%
3 Bank of America Merrill Lynch 28,820.93 250 8.37%
4 Goldman Sachs 24,953.24 183 7.25%
5 Barclays 23,023.01 153 6.69%

Bookrunners of European Corporate IG Bonds

Rank Lead Manager Amount $m No of issues Share %
  • Last updated
  • Today
1 Barclays 28,102.94 134 6.35%
2 Deutsche Bank 28,087.32 104 6.34%
3 BNP Paribas 27,948.80 144 6.31%
4 HSBC 25,944.81 127 5.86%
5 Citi 23,312.66 103 5.26%