Corporate people and markets news

  • People Moves in Brief

    ING begins Lat Am push — Nomura hires for new tech banking role — Ex-SG markets head Escoffier joins impact firm

    • 12 Jul 2018
  • UK government lays out plans for City post-Brexit

    The UK government has revealed its position on the future of financial services after the UK leaves the European Union, which falls short of the passporting rights that banks have now but would be stronger than the existing third country equivalence regime in place by the EU.

    • 12 Jul 2018
  • ING hires to begin Lat Am DCM build-out

    Dutch lender ING has hired a director to focus on Latin American and high yield debt capital markets origination as part of its recently launched global capital markets Americas group.

    • 12 Jul 2018
  • RBC raises corporate finance ambitions after Melrose victory

    RBC Capital Markets is rightly proud of a transformative mandate on Melrose's GKN acquisition, but its ambition shows no sign of waning as it shrugs off senior departures, writes David Rothnie.

    • 12 Jul 2018
  • HSBC hires for sponsors and leveraged finance

    HSBC has hired two bankers, one from Credit Suisse and one from UBS, to strengthen its business with private equity firms and in offering leveraged financing.

    • 11 Jul 2018
  • RBS, HSBC and Barclays happiest with 2018 bonuses

    A survey of 2,350 bankers has found that NatWest Markets, HSBC and Barclays had the largest proportion of bankers saying they were happy with their 2018 bonuses, while Société Générale, Citi and BNP Paribas had the lowest proportion.

    • 10 Jul 2018
  • ‘Need to know’ rules cause confidentiality consternation

    The FICC Market Standards Board’s statement of good practice on information and confidentiality in fixed income markets is causing consternation in some investment banks, by threatening to limit the flow of information in the opposite direction to the one that is traditionally seen as problematic.

    • 05 Jul 2018
  • Euro PP buyers lean to loans as MAR and MiFID bite

    Euro private placement (Euro PP) transactions can be structured as loans or as bonds, depending on the preferences of both parties. But some smaller investors have withdrawn from the bond format, concerned that it brings them into the scope of MiFID II and of MAR, though market participants are hatching plans to bring them back.

    • 05 Jul 2018
  • Nomura slashes EMEA markets business as pressure mounts on volumes.

    Nomura has unveiled a big redundancy round in its EMEA global markets operation, with more than 50 front office staff at risk. The move comes as volumes in European fixed income disappoint once again, setting banks up for a rough set of second quarter numbers.

    • 05 Jul 2018
  • Dysfunction paralyses Green Climate Fund

    The governance problems at the United Nations’ Green Climate Fund hit a new low this week when a four day board meeting was almost entirely taken up with procedural wrangling and failed to reach agreement on most of the agenda.

    • 05 Jul 2018
  • FCA plans to reintroduce full register of UK financial pros

    The UK’s Financial Conduct Authority proposed on Wednesday to create a ‘directory’, a new public register of financial services staff. The FCA Register, which fulfilled a similar role, was drastically limited in scope following the introduction of the Senior Managers Regime in March 2016, but the new directory could fill in some of the blanks.

    • 04 Jul 2018
  • Canaccord hires Summers as head of UK regions

    Canaccord Genuity has hired Graeme Summers in its UK and Europe capital markets business as head of UK regions, to boost its corporate advisory and broking franchise in the north of England and Scotland.

    • 04 Jul 2018

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  • Pricing in climate change cannot solve it

    A huge push is on to get capital markets to face up to climate change and start pricing in the risks. But there is a paradox: the more they get priced in, the harder it will get for those most vulnerable.

    • 03 Jul 2018
  • Social bonds: a young market for the old

    Regional governments in several European countries could find problems funding 'the high cost of providing long term care (LTC) for their ageing populations' in the coming years, according to a Moody’s report on Tuesday. If ever there was a perfect market to be funded by the burgeoning social bond sector, this is it.

    • 03 Jul 2018
  • Treasurers may pay for lack of pragmatism

    Corporate treasurers are sometimes portrayed as risk averse individuals who pore over financial models to deliver the safest funding for their companies. They do, however, also have a responsibility to raise those funds at the lowest cost. Pragmatism is a trait companies should value highly in a treasurer.

    • 28 Jun 2018
  • Dollar market proves it’s still the go-to option

    When Sanofi raised all €8bn of the funding it needed for its acquisitions of Ablynx and Bioverativ in March, much was made of how this showed the capability of the European market to take down large M&A financings. But if Europe is now so capable, why then did Bayer, one of Germany’s brightest corporate stars, take 75% of the €22bn of financing it needed to buy Monsanto from the US instead?

    • 21 Jun 2018
  • Bond underwriters should tread carefully

    The Asian bond market has had a volatile quarter, with new dollar issues struggling in primary and notes underperforming in the secondary market. It may be tempting to cut corners, but there is no room for shoddy market practices.

    • 19 Jun 2018
  • Innogy conundrum challenges green bond market to find its purpose

    Does it matter if a green bond becomes separated from the green assets that underlie it? The link keeps the issuer honest — but shouldn’t the green bond market be doing more than that?

    • 12 Jun 2018

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All Corporate Bonds

Rank Lead Manager Amount $m No of issues Share %
  • Last updated
  • Today
1 JPMorgan 74,765.54 355 5.94%
2 Bank of America Merrill Lynch 73,817.75 339 5.87%
3 Citi 61,589.09 349 4.89%
4 Barclays 58,496.99 217 4.65%
5 Goldman Sachs 49,974.90 202 3.97%

Bookrunners of Euro Denominated Corporate IG Bonds

Rank Lead Manager Amount $m No of issues Share %
  • Last updated
  • Today
1 BNP Paribas 17,866.32 77 9.40%
2 SG Corporate & Investment Banking 13,968.96 63 7.35%
3 Deutsche Bank 12,777.94 56 6.72%
4 UniCredit 10,772.24 46 5.67%
5 HSBC 10,482.96 60 5.52%

Bookrunners of European HY Bonds

Rank Lead Manager Amount €m No of issues Share %
  • Last updated
  • Today
1 BNP Paribas 3,365.73 40 7.14%
2 JPMorgan 2,943.35 32 6.24%
3 Deutsche Bank 2,871.30 26 6.09%
4 Credit Suisse 2,741.05 26 5.81%
5 Goldman Sachs 2,694.50 26 5.71%

Bookrunners of Dollar Denominated HY Bonds

Rank Lead Manager Amount $m No of issues Share %
  • Last updated
  • Today
1 JPMorgan 13,441.09 110 9.68%
2 Citi 10,547.56 89 7.59%
3 Goldman Sachs 9,401.85 75 6.77%
4 Bank of America Merrill Lynch 9,320.56 87 6.71%
5 Barclays 9,314.40 70 6.70%

Bookrunners of European Corporate IG Bonds

Rank Lead Manager Amount $m No of issues Share %
  • Last updated
  • Today
1 BNP Paribas 18,748.44 75 6.41%
2 Barclays 17,915.82 53 6.12%
3 HSBC 17,859.84 77 6.10%
4 Citi 15,926.05 64 5.44%
5 JPMorgan 15,336.16 53 5.24%