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  • Regulators protect bonds from restrictive PRIIPs rule

    European regulators and the UK’s Financial Conduct Authority have hit back against what they see as on overly restrictive interpretation of the European PRIIPs rules, intended for structured products. The rules, which came in in January this year, have led some issuers of vanilla bonds to hold back from offering these to retail clients because they were worried about new documents required.

    • 13 Nov 2018
  • SIX readies launch of Deal Pool

    The Swiss Exchange (SIX) is calling on Swiss franc bond investors to register on Deal Pool, a new digital platform due to launch in the next few weeks.

    • 12 Nov 2018
  • Evolution or revolution: technology and the primary bond market

    The International Capital Market Association’s 12th annual Primary Market Forum spent much of the session focused on fintech, as new issuance platforms and technologies converge on a market which has so far seen little of the electronification that has gripped secondary markets.

    • 08 Nov 2018
  • People Moves in Brief

    Barclays places DCM head at risk, hires from Citi — Enria lines up ECB supervision top job

    • 08 Nov 2018
  • Relocation, relocation, relocation: French trio prep Paris Brexodus

    BNP Paribas, Crédit Agricole and Société Générale are making plans for the eventuality of a hard Brexit, in some cases putting swathes of bankers at risk of redundancy. Some DCM and sales teams have been asked to move, though each bank is taking a different approach as to who will need to be relocated to comply with EU regulations.

    • 08 Nov 2018
  • ISDA chief calls for Brexit clearing clarity

    The chief executive of derivatives industry body ISDA has called for more clarity from the European Union over plans to help mitigate the disruptive impact of a no-deal Brexit on derivatives markets.

    • 07 Nov 2018
  • Liquidnet hires two to add EM capabitilities

    The trading platform provider Liquidnet announced today that it has added emerging market bonds to its institutional fixed income trading platform. To support the additional breadth of its offering, the company has hired two former bankers to its fixed income teams.

    • 06 Nov 2018
  • People Moves in Brief

    World Bank picks new treasurer — BNPP hires US green bond pioneer — KfW funding official moves to Airbus

    • 01 Nov 2018
  • MUFG names EMEA healthcare head

    MUFG has named Zahra Sadry as head of EMEA healthcare coverage, moving her over from the group’s strategic finance team, where she was the MD responsible for Germany, Austria and Switzerland.

    • 01 Nov 2018
  • BNP Paribas overhauls corporate finance to crack IB code

    BNP Paribas’s latest restructuring makes it look more like its US universal banking rivals. Now it needs to figure out how to match them in the rankings, writes David Rothnie.

    • 31 Oct 2018
  • Southern Company green bond pioneer heads to BNP

    Steven Nichols, who handled Southern Company’s groundbreaking entry into the green bond market in 2015 as capital markets manager, has joined BNP Paribas’s sustainable finance team in New York.

    • 30 Oct 2018
  • SSA funding official moves to corporate market

    A funding official at KfW has switched to the corporate sector.

    • 30 Oct 2018

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  • VW bondholders benefit at shareholders' expense

    It is sometimes said that bondholders are treated like second class citizens at the expense of equity holders. But this week equity holders in Volkswagen should be knocking on its treasurer’s door, asking how investors in the latest bond deal were able to command such a premium for buying new debt.

    • 15 Nov 2018
  • Indonesian success story: Inalum bolsters bonds

    Indonesia Asahan Aluminium’s recent $4bn bond, which pulled the country’s quasi-sovereign curve tighter, has given a much-needed boost to Indonesian issuers in the offshore market.

    • 14 Nov 2018
  • Not so grand: Evergrande’s bizarre bond return

    Evergrande’s $1.8bn bond at the end of October sent ripples through Asia’s bond market. It also set a dangerous precedent for a market that is already accused of letting standards slip.

    • 06 Nov 2018
  • Investors need to retune on Netflix

    It was a good week for Netflix as its stock jumped by almost 10% after it released its third quarter results, but the company’s business model and overvalued stock makes it seem like a bubble trade.

    • 18 Oct 2018
  • England expects — but how much?

    The Bank of England will steer banks and insurers to think seriously about climate change. This is great news in itself. But what will count is how far the Bank is willing to push them.

    • 16 Oct 2018
  • Juicy offshore bond yield is no panacea

    Yields on dollar bonds from Chinese issuers have jumped this year, but investors don’t appear to be rising to the bait. A rethink of borrowers’ fundraising strategies should be on the cards.

    • 09 Oct 2018
  • Investors will start to say: us, too

    When celebrated investor Bill Gross said that 'bonds, like men, are in a bear market,' he was on to more than he might have realised.

    • 04 Oct 2018

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All Corporate Bonds

Rank Lead Manager Amount $m No of issues Share %
  • Last updated
  • Today
1 JPMorgan 121,520.09 531 6.00%
2 Bank of America Merrill Lynch 120,082.12 506 5.93%
3 Citi 97,515.24 509 4.81%
4 Barclays 82,683.05 332 4.08%
5 Goldman Sachs 81,894.66 314 4.04%

Bookrunners of Euro Denominated Corporate IG Bonds

Rank Lead Manager Amount $m No of issues Share %
  • Last updated
  • Today
1 BNP Paribas 27,590.77 120 8.95%
2 Deutsche Bank 21,930.45 80 7.11%
3 SG Corporate & Investment Banking 19,469.33 94 6.31%
4 HSBC 17,074.35 90 5.54%
5 UniCredit 16,300.95 75 5.29%

Bookrunners of European HY Bonds

Rank Lead Manager Amount €m No of issues Share %
  • Last updated
  • Today
1 Goldman Sachs 5,404.19 42 7.74%
2 BNP Paribas 4,918.81 57 7.04%
3 Deutsche Bank 4,345.09 43 6.22%
4 JPMorgan 3,950.54 44 5.65%
5 Credit Suisse 3,757.05 40 5.38%

Bookrunners of Dollar Denominated HY Bonds

Rank Lead Manager Amount $m No of issues Share %
  • Last updated
  • Today
1 JPMorgan 20,123.74 153 10.15%
2 Goldman Sachs 15,830.49 107 7.98%
3 Credit Suisse 13,629.27 97 6.87%
4 Bank of America Merrill Lynch 13,267.41 122 6.69%
5 Citi 13,132.03 109 6.62%

Bookrunners of European Corporate IG Bonds

Rank Lead Manager Amount $m No of issues Share %
  • Last updated
  • Today
1 HSBC 28,248.54 116 6.15%
2 BNP Paribas 26,642.60 114 5.80%
3 Barclays 25,943.52 91 5.65%
4 JPMorgan 25,634.91 84 5.58%
5 Deutsche Bank 24,198.66 96 5.27%