• Bond issuance spree boosts US bank results

    US banks this week reported stellar returns from trading and underwriting in the first quarter, even as the bottom line was hit by gigantic writedowns and reserves for credit losses, as the economic and financial disruption from the coronavirus crisis took its toll.

    • 16 Apr 2020
  • Loss provisions blow out at US banks

    US banks ramped up reserves for credit losses, expanded credit lines and enjoyed bumper trading and debt underwriting volumes in the first quarter, according to results released on Tuesday and Wednesday.

    • 15 Apr 2020
  • Mission impossible? Cruise co Carnival storms into capital markets with high stakes rescue

    Dollar high yield and convertible bond buyers dived straight into the riskiest possible end of the market on Wednesday, snapping up rescue issues for cruise operator Carnival Corporation, a firm at the centre of the coronavirus storm. Carnival pledged nearly all its ships to back bondholders’ investments, while convert investors spied a chance to double their money — if the cruise industry can bounce back. Aidan Gregory, Jon Hay, Sam Kerr and Owen Sanderson report.

    • 02 Apr 2020
  • Carnival rescue bond eschews euros as dollars goes large

    The high yield bond leg of the rescue package for cruise company Carnival is flying off the shelves in the dollar market, leading the company to increase it from $3bn to $4bn, cut pricing, and drop the planned euro tranche entirely — but the equity capital raising is proving tougher and has been shrunk by $500m.

    • 01 Apr 2020
  • Corporates roar but prospect of beating 2009 record distant

    The primary corporate bond market in Europe threw up another blistering day on Wednesday, with seven issuers on screens by mid-morning, bringing the number of deals so far this week to 18, though bond syndicate desks are hesitant to compare this crisis market with the record-breaking issuance in 2009.

    • 01 Apr 2020

All International Bonds

Rank Lead Manager Amount $bn No of issues Share %
  • Last updated
  • Today
1 JPMorgan 534.93 2072 9.12%
2 Citi 450.64 1706 7.68%
3 BofA Securities 445.49 1735 7.60%
4 Barclays 318.86 1309 5.44%
5 Goldman Sachs 311.97 1122 5.32%

Bookrunners of All Syndicated Loans EMEA

Rank Lead Manager Amount $bn No of issues Share %
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  • Today
1 BNP Paribas 60.87 123 14.06%
2 Credit Agricole CIB 28.59 93 6.60%
3 Santander 25.41 90 5.87%
4 JPMorgan 23.88 61 5.52%
5 UniCredit 21.51 103 4.97%

Bookrunners of all EMEA ECM Issuance

Rank Lead Manager Amount $bn No of issues Share %
  • Last updated
  • Today
1 JPMorgan 15.76 106 9.17%
2 Morgan Stanley 15.71 67 9.14%
3 Goldman Sachs 14.87 82 8.65%
4 Citi 12.56 72 7.30%
5 BofA Securities 11.86 62 6.90%