• HKEX releases guidelines on dual listings, dual class

    The Hong Kong Stock Exchange (HKEX) has released its long-awaited guidelines on dual-class shares, with the move set to allow Chinese firms such as Alibaba Group Holdings to have a secondary listing in the city for the first time.

    • 23 Feb 2018
  • RHB Bank acquires 100% of Vietnam Securities Corp

    Malaysia’s RHB Bank is deepening its presence in Vietnam with the full acquisition of Vietnam Securities Corp (VSEC), a stock brokerage and corporate finance outfit.

    • 23 Feb 2018
  • Barclays picks up the pace in investment banking but regulatory risks remain

    The bank is showing some much-needed urgency after losing momentum in Europe, but the fate of its investment banking strategy could lie in the hands of regulators, writes David Rothnie.

    • 22 Feb 2018
  • Barclays trading assets balloon as bank gets back in the game

    Barclays reported annual results on Thursday, revealing the huge scale of the firm’s trading balance sheet expansion in 2017, as it scales back up in its historical strength of macro trading. But the low volatility last year weighed on returns, and the growth in the trading book has yet to deliver the profits it hopes for.

    • 22 Feb 2018
  • Sebi cracks whip on banks for retail IPO work

    The Securities and Exchange Board of India (Sebi) is cracking the whip on banks managing IPO applications for retail accounts, saying investors may have to be compensated under certain conditions.

    • 21 Feb 2018
  • Amundi to take top spot in sustainability ratings

    Oekom Research, the sustainability ratings agency, has given only 7% of the asset managers and securities brokerages it assessed a prime rating, in an unpublished report seen by GlobalCapital.

    • 20 Feb 2018
  • HSBC to front load AT1 plans and clear path for buybacks

    HSBC plans to issue between $5bn-$7bn of additional tier one debt in the first half of this year, clearing the path for share buybacks in the second half. The bank is prevented by listing authority rules from issuing AT1 at the same time as running a buyback, meaning it delayed its issuance plans last year.

    • 20 Feb 2018
  • Shenzhen Stock Exchange to woo tech IPOs

    The Shenzhen Stock Exchange (SZSE) may adjust its profitability and share structure requirements for IPOs as technology-oriented listings come to the fore.

    • 14 Feb 2018
  • Korea postpones widening of foreign investor capital gains tax

    South Korea’s Ministry of Strategy and Finance (MOSF) has decided to suspend its plan to lower the threshold for capital gains tax on foreign shareholders of local stock.

    • 13 Feb 2018
  • Barclays raids CS again for electronic equities head

    Barclays has hired a new global head of electronic equities from Credit Suisse, following Stephen Dainton into the revamped UK firm, and signalling the importance of electronic execution.

    • 09 Feb 2018
  • Credit Suisse equity-linked head rejoins Morgan Stanley

    Eva Zhong, who ran Credit Suisse’s equity-linked business in Asia, is rejoining Morgan Stanley to take up a senior equity capital markets role, sources close to the move said.

    • 09 Feb 2018
  • Short vol trick collapses as markets whipsaw

    The viability of short volatility strategies in derivatives markets was dealt a severe blow this week, after a historic spike in equity volatility torpedoed popular exchange traded notes. Costas Mourselas reports.

    • 08 Feb 2018
  • Bulge bracket banks face up to boutique brain drain

    Independents are thriving and, with no constraints on pay, they will continue to tempt the very best bankers away from big firms in 2018. But not all boutiques are created equal, says David Rothnie.

    • 08 Feb 2018
  • Asian ECM brushes off global stock selldown

    Asian stocks added to the rout in global equity markets this week, putting a speed bump in front of the frenetic pace of primary activity. But deals continued to get done through the worst of the selldown, as equity bankers argued that the sell-off was a healthy, and temporary, correction. John Loh reports.

    • 08 Feb 2018
  • Volatility explosion sinks Credit Suisse ETN

    An exchange traded note that rewards investors when equity volatility drops is being shuttered by Credit Suisse, after implied volatility on the S&P 500 exploded this week.

    • 06 Feb 2018
  • Singapore, Malaysia join hands for stock trading link

    Singapore and Malaysia's market watchdogs are setting up an equity trading link between their bourses. They are planning to go live by the end of the year.

    • 06 Feb 2018
  • HKEX gives IPO issuers more flexibility on price range

    The Hong Kong Stock Exchange is giving IPO hopefuls more flexibility to price outside of indicative price ranges set during marketing, bringing its listing rules more in line with the US.

    • 05 Feb 2018
  • Barclays cuts hit EMEA levfin head, ECM vice-chair, other senior bankers

    The round of redundancies at Barclays Investment Bank has hit more senior figures, including the head of EMEA leveraged finance, a vice-chairman in ECM, the COO of EMEA banking, as well as other managing directors across the origination businesses.

    • 01 Feb 2018
  • Sub-one year bonds spill over into Asia equity-linked market

    Asia’s equity-linked market joined in the sub-one year bond party this week, as issuers and investors both found something to like in the structure. Two Chinese property developers successfully priced nearly identical 363-day deals, though they had slightly different results in the aftermarket. John Loh reports.

    • 01 Feb 2018

All International Bonds

Rank Lead Manager Amount $m No of issues Share %
  • Last updated
  • Today
1 Citi 71,795.24 248 8.65%
2 JPMorgan 59,685.75 255 7.19%
3 Bank of America Merrill Lynch 52,401.35 173 6.31%
4 Barclays 50,153.02 148 6.04%
5 Deutsche Bank 44,937.03 167 5.41%

Bookrunners of All Syndicated Loans EMEA

Rank Lead Manager Amount $m No of issues Share %
  • Last updated
  • Today
1 Deutsche Bank 9,857.42 14 13.05%
2 SG Corporate & Investment Banking 7,833.35 12 10.37%
3 Goldman Sachs 5,773.27 11 7.65%
4 Citi 4,606.54 14 6.10%
5 BNP Paribas 4,132.76 19 5.47%

Bookrunners of all EMEA ECM Issuance

Rank Lead Manager Amount $m No of issues Share %
  • Last updated
  • Today
1 Goldman Sachs 2,546.04 12 11.21%
2 JPMorgan 1,732.54 10 7.63%
3 Credit Suisse 1,727.84 7 7.61%
4 Deutsche Bank 1,465.10 11 6.45%
5 Citi 1,285.41 7 5.66%