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  • Exchanges catch bitcoin fever as regulators urge caution

    Futures based on cryptocurrency bitcoin exploded onto US exchanges this week, with traders looking to expose themselves to the asset's incredible volatility and authorities sounding warnings.

    • 14 Dec 2017
  • Pension funds brace themselves for end of clearing exemption

    The end of pension scheme arrangements’ (PSAs) clearing exemption is approaching, but European Union institutions and market participants are still forcefully debating whether to grant another rollover — and what a permanent solution will look like.

    • 14 Dec 2017
  • Trading venues sign up to DSB with heavy hearts

    The standoff on international securities identification numbers (ISINs) between derivatives trading platforms and the Derivatives Service Bureau (DSB) has been partly resolved, but resentment is still strong about how this part of the Markets in Financial Instruments Directive has been implemented.

    • 14 Dec 2017

  • After underwhelming in 2017, political CDS risk still lingers

    This year was widely touted by many – including yours truly – as the year of political risk. As we now know, it didn’t turn out that way. Emmanuel Macron fought off the challenge of the National Front, Mark Rutte was re-elected as Dutch Prime Minister and Italy didn’t hold yet another general election. CDS spreads duly recovered and look set to end 2017 close to multi-year tights.

    • 14 Dec 2017
  • Eurex mulls Bitcoin futures, expresses caution

    Bitcoin, the cryptocurrency that has taken capital markets by storm, may be coming to European derivatives exchange Eurex, according to a spokesperson.

    • 14 Dec 2017
  • Bitcoin shorting hits Interactive Brokers, $40,000 margin demanded

    Brokerage firm Interactive Brokers has started allowing clients to go short on Chicago Board Options Exchange bitcoin futures, requiring a margin of $40,000 per contract.

    • 13 Dec 2017
  • Watch out for the petro-renminbi, say banks

    A renminbi-denominated oil futures contract could launch in 2018, a move that may reshape the global commodities market, according to industry experts.

    • 13 Dec 2017
  • Eurex has 'technical issues' in morning trading

    Eurex, the Deutsche Boerse-owned derivatives exchange, had technical issues on Wednesday morning, with users unable to start trading products at their normal 8am start.

    • 13 Dec 2017
  • TruePTS leaves court case, wins first clients

    TruePTS, the post-trade processing arm of interest rate swaps platform TrueEx, has signed up two banks to its service, less than a fortnight after putting a legal dispute behind it.

    • 12 Dec 2017
  • SEC’s Clayton: careful with crypto mania

    As excitement around cryptocurrencies reaches a fever pitch, US Securities and Exchange Commission chairman Jay Clayton on Monday issued a statement on cryptocurrencies and initial coin offerings, warning main street investors and market professionals alike about risk in the space.

    • 12 Dec 2017
  • The future is here: CBOE begins Bitcoin trading

    The Chicago Board Options Exchange has sounded the bell on Bitcoin's entrance into derivatives markets, opening up trading in futures that are already trading at a hefty premium to their underlying.

    • 11 Dec 2017
  • SGX makes huge hike in derivatives fees

    The Singapore Exchange has increased the fees for its derivatives service for the first time in 15 years, leaving some members facing increases of many times what they were paying before.

    • 11 Dec 2017

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  • EU-US equivalence deal gives hope for Brexit

    The European Commission’s formal recognition of US derivative trading platforms this week had been in the pipeline for some time. But at a time of so much global friction, it was welcome good news.

    • 07 Dec 2017

All International Bonds

Rank Lead Manager Amount $m No of issues Share %
  • Last updated
  • Today
1 Citi 417,761.51 1606 9.02%
2 JPMorgan 380,362.89 1737 8.21%
3 Bank of America Merrill Lynch 364,928.71 1322 7.88%
4 Goldman Sachs 269,252.76 932 5.82%
5 Barclays 267,252.43 1082 5.77%

Bookrunners of All Syndicated Loans EMEA

Rank Lead Manager Amount $m No of issues Share %
  • Last updated
  • Today
1 HSBC 45,449.36 196 6.56%
2 BNP Paribas 38,734.80 217 5.59%
3 Deutsche Bank 37,615.10 139 5.43%
4 JPMorgan 34,724.19 118 5.01%
5 Bank of America Merrill Lynch 33,835.53 112 4.88%

Bookrunners of all EMEA ECM Issuance

Rank Lead Manager Amount $m No of issues Share %
  • Last updated
  • Today
1 JPMorgan 22,475.46 105 8.65%
2 Morgan Stanley 19,057.00 101 7.34%
3 Citi 17,812.08 111 6.86%
4 UBS 17,693.89 71 6.81%
5 Goldman Sachs 17,333.10 99 6.67%