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  • BoE paper: leverage ratio disincentivises client clearing

    The Bank of England has released a new working paper on the impact of the leverage ratio for derivatives, arguing that the ratio had a “disincentivising effect” on client clearing for the period evaluated, confirming the views of many industry participants.

    • 18 Jun 2018
  • Equity strategists hold steady as ECB signals end of QE

    Equity derivatives strategists are keeping their cool and see no need to switch strategies after the European Central Bank on Thursday held rates and declared December as the month quantitative easing would end.

    • 14 Jun 2018
  • SGX Nifty derivatives granted stay of execution

    Singapore Exchange (SGX) has been allowed temporarily to continue listing its Nifty derivatives as it fights a legal battle with he National Stock Exchange of India (NSE) over replacement products.

    • 18 Jun 2018
  • Political turmoil and monetary policy divide US and Europe

    In the political sphere, Europe and North America appear to be travelling in separate directions since the election of Donald Trump as US president in November 2016, as was evident at the recent G7 talks.

    • 14 Jun 2018
  • Eurex rewards active banks in IRS clearing

    As Brexit uncertainty kicks in, the clearing arm of German derivatives bourse Eurex has rewarded ten market participants, including HSBC and Barclays, for actively clearing interest rate swaps.

    • 13 Jun 2018
  • EU lawmakers to negotiate pension fund clearing exemption

    European member states and the EU Parliament will soon begin difficult talks to decide the length of an additional clearing exemption for pension funds.

    • 13 Jun 2018
  • TruePTS signs JP Morgan, Citadel amid uncertain post-trade future

    TruePTS, a derivatives post-trade company set up by trueEX, is gearing up to face off against derivatives processing utility MarkitSERV as it launches its offering for buy-side firms.

    • 12 Jun 2018
  • SEF interest rate derivative volumes up 22.3% in May

    Interest rate derivative volumes in swap execution facilities (SEFs) were up 22.3% in May compared to the same month last year, according to new data from the Futures Industry Association.

    • 11 Jun 2018
  • FCA warns banks on offering crypto services

    The UK Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) on Monday made public its worries about cryptocurrency crime, advising banks on how they could properly scrutinise clients involved in the nascent sector.

    • 11 Jun 2018
  • HKEX board reappoints CEO

    The board of directors of Hong Kong Exchanges and Clearing has renewed the contract of chief executive Charles Li for three years.

    • 13 Jun 2018
  • SGX director resurfaces at TMX Group

    Pete Osborne, a former director at Singapore Exchange (SGX), has resurfaced at Canadian exchange operator TMX Group in London as head of European equity trading sales.

    • 13 Jun 2018
  • Chinese T-bond futures ready for comeback, says Li

    Hong Kong Exchanges and Clearing (HKEX) is planning to formally re-launch a futures contract for Chinese treasury bonds (T-bond), after piloting the product last year, Charles Li, chief executive of the bourse, told the HKEX’s RMB Fixed Income and Currency Conference on Tuesday.

    • 12 Jun 2018

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  • GlobalCapital Americas Derivatives Awards 2018: the winners

    GlobalCapital is pleased to announce the winners for this year’s Americas Derivatives Awards. The results were announced at a gala dinner at the Metropolitan Club in New York on Thursday. The awards honour the firms and innovations that have pushed the derivatives market forward over the last 12 months.

    • 11 May 2018

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  • Byte Me: a market untethered?

    When bitcoin futures were launched in December last year, there was excitement, fear and outrage all at once. Critics, including the Futures Industry Association, piled pressure on to US derivatives regulator the Commodities and Futures Trading Commission, demanding better safeguards for such products. Cheerleaders may see the asset class as a great way to earn big in markets dogged by low yields but the doubters, of which Byte Me is one, may yet be proven right.

    • 14 Jun 2018

All International Bonds

Rank Lead Manager Amount $m No of issues Share %
  • Last updated
  • Today
1 Citi 184,818.78 719 7.97%
2 JPMorgan 175,652.00 792 7.58%
3 Bank of America Merrill Lynch 168,550.00 563 7.27%
4 Barclays 147,280.18 514 6.35%
5 HSBC 128,062.21 594 5.52%

Bookrunners of All Syndicated Loans EMEA

Rank Lead Manager Amount $m No of issues Share %
  • Last updated
  • Today
1 JPMorgan 28,912.55 42 8.64%
2 Citi 19,639.79 51 5.87%
3 SG Corporate & Investment Banking 18,198.32 63 5.44%
4 Credit Agricole CIB 17,193.43 72 5.14%
5 BNP Paribas 16,639.66 78 4.97%

Bookrunners of all EMEA ECM Issuance

Rank Lead Manager Amount $m No of issues Share %
  • Last updated
  • Today
1 Goldman Sachs 8,528.32 38 9.23%
2 JPMorgan 8,142.46 34 8.81%
3 Citi 7,179.38 39 7.77%
4 UBS 5,926.29 19 6.41%
5 Deutsche Bank 4,787.10 31 5.18%