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  • ING to build US investment grade, high yield DCM teams

    ING is looking to build a footprint in US investment grade and high yield debt markets, with the bank hoping to win more syndication mandates from existing corporate clients, senior figures at the bank said on Thursday.

    • 07 Dec 2017
  • MUFG hires ex-UniCredit banker for lev loan syndicate

    Mitsubishi UFJ Financial Group has appointed Alice Gastaldi to its leveraged finance division, the bank said on Thursday. She had been working at UniCredit for almost eight years.

    • 07 Dec 2017
  • EC group suggests easing market abuse rules to boost corporate bond market

    The European Commission’s Expert Group on corporate bond markets has recommended reforming the Market Abuse Regulation to ease market soundings rules. But it also plans to toughen up standards in high yield markets, supporting ‘transparent and fair’ allocation methods, and to work on ways to cut order inflation.

    • 20 Nov 2017
  • High yield without sin: investors are beginning to try

    The march of responsible investing took a step into the high yield bond market this week, as both M&G and Candriam launched funds that will use environmental, social and governance factors to influence their investment choices.

    • 16 Nov 2017
  • Natixis hires from BNP for SEA loan syndications

    Natixis has boosted its distribution capabilities in southeast Asia by bringing in a former BNP Paribas loans banker.

    • 16 Nov 2017
  • US tax plan could shake up levfin, boost M&A

    Changes put forward under Republican tax plans could dent the attractiveness of high yield debt and leveraged loans, according to analysts, but a cut to the corporate tax rate and a potential holiday for repatriated cash would be positives for US corporates.

    • 06 Nov 2017
  • Asia loans veteran Crane leaving StanChart

    Justin Crane, head of loan syndicate and distribution at Standard Chartered, is set to leave the bank at the end of this month, sources said.

    • 06 Nov 2017
  • ANZ picks loans veteran Raciti as Korea CEO

    ANZ has promoted Chris Raciti, a senior loans banker who looked after North Asia, to CEO of its Korean arm, the bank said in a press release on Wednesday.

    • 02 Nov 2017
  • US leveraged lending was already loose

    The investigative arm of the US Congress has told US regulators that the leveraged lending guidelines should be open to review. But this is nothing new — borrowers have been acting as if they are open to interpretation for some time.

    • 24 Oct 2017
  • Sponsors business surges back to pre-crisis boom levels

    Big ticket European take-privates are back, evoking memories of the last buy-out boom, writes David Rothnie. Will it be different this time?

    • 19 Oct 2017

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Bookrunners of European Leveraged Loans

Rank Lead Manager Amount $m No of issues Share %
  • Last updated
  • Today
1 JPMorgan 26,333.75 82 8.65%
2 BNP Paribas 19,846.21 120 6.52%
3 Goldman Sachs 15,943.70 64 5.24%
4 HSBC 14,724.27 93 4.83%
5 Deutsche Bank 14,654.63 85 4.81%

Bookrunners of European HY Bonds

Rank Lead Manager Amount €m No of issues Share %
  • Last updated
  • Today
1 JPMorgan 8,469.76 69 4.02%
2 Goldman Sachs 7,816.84 63 3.71%
3 Credit Suisse 6,908.88 70 3.28%
4 Deutsche Bank 6,384.59 62 3.03%
5 BNP Paribas 5,941.97 66 2.82%

Bookrunners of Dollar Denominated HY Bonds

Rank Lead Manager Amount $m No of issues Share %
  • Last updated
  • Today
1 JPMorgan 37,132.38 289 10.79%
2 Citi 28,905.88 231 8.40%
3 Bank of America Merrill Lynch 28,820.93 250 8.37%
4 Goldman Sachs 24,953.24 183 7.25%
5 Barclays 23,023.01 153 6.69%