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  • Australian govvies hit by climate challenge

    In a world first this week, 23-year-old student and Australian retail government bond investor Katta O’Donnell filed a legal challenge against the sovereign on Wednesday, claiming that the government does not do enough to disclose the risks of climate change to investors. If successful, the case could change issuers’ obligations regarding climate risk disclosure.

    • 23 Jul 2020
  • Aussie rules out bail-in senior as part of TLAC regime

    The Australian Prudential Regulation Authority has taken a very different approach from the rest of the world with its total loss-absorbing capacity (TLAC) rules, proposing that banks meet these new capital requirements with tier two rather than any new form of bail-inable senior debt.

    • 08 Nov 2018
  • First bond issue on blockchain for QTC

    Queensland Treasury Corp ran a prototype bond auction on Commonwealth Bank of Australia’s blockchain platform, the bank said on Tuesday. QTC generated a bond tender, viewed investor bids in real time, finalised investment allocation and settled the dummy issue instantly — although it was on both sides of the deal, as sole issuer and investor.

    • 25 Jan 2017
  • New syndicate tech platform passes CBA test

    Investor Access, a platform which allows investors to submit orders for a new bond issue directly into the order book was deployed for the first time last week on a Commonwealth Bank of Australia sterling covered bond. Now work is underway to convince more dealers of the initiative’s worth.

    • 09 Jan 2017
  • Australian banks: poised for change

    Australian banks are going through one of their toughest periods as slowing economic growth and greater regulatory oversight cause them to rethink their business models, especially when it comes to overseas activity. With new CEOs in place at three of the four big lenders, the industry is set for an overhaul. Ben Power reports.

    • 22 Mar 2016

Latest market news

  • Greencoat Renewables takes term loan in leverage strategy shift

    Greencoat Renewables, the Irish renewable infrastructure company, has signed a €200m term loan, as it looks to manage its longer duration leverage.

    • 23 Oct 2020
  • UOB goes tight in Aussie dollars

    United Overseas Bank achieved the tightest spread for a five year floating rate bank issue in Australian dollars in over 10 years this week, issuing A$750m ($532.0m) to prove that there is still demand at decade-low levels.

    • 22 Oct 2020
  • Asian bank pair take Aussie trip

    A pair of Asian banks tapped the Australian dollar bond market for a combined A$1.25bn ($880m) on Tuesday. A number of banks have visited the Aussie market in recent weeks to great success, and more are set to follow.

    • 20 Oct 2020
  • Woori seeks Covid-19 relief in Kangaroo mart

    Woori Bank is preparing to make its Kangaroo bond debut, choosing the market to launch its first Covid-19 response bond.

    • 14 Oct 2020
  • BoCom mixes fixed, FRN for $1.15bn

    Bank of Communications used its Hong Kong arm for a tightly priced dual-tranche deal on Thursday, bringing back floating rate and fixed rate combo bonds for Chinese financial credits.

    • 04 Sep 2020

Commonwealth Bank of Australia In The Key League Tables

Asset Rank STLY Amount $bn No of issues Share % STLY Share %
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Bookrunners of G3 Syndicated Loans (Asia Pacific ex-Japan) 11 56 1.66 5 3.25% 0.33%
Australia DCM 3 4 19.70 56 11.29% 8.31%

All International Bonds

Rank Lead Manager Amount $bn No of issues Share %
  • Last updated
  • Today
1 JPMorgan 490.13 1894 9.12%
2 Citi 417.56 1568 7.77%
3 BofA Securities 414.35 1598 7.71%
4 Barclays 292.38 1172 5.44%
5 Goldman Sachs 285.70 1030 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 %
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  • Today
1 JPMorgan 15.76 106 9.28%
2 Morgan Stanley 15.48 65 9.12%
3 Goldman Sachs 14.87 82 8.75%
4 Citi 12.56 72 7.40%
5 BofA Securities 11.86 62 6.98%