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  • The struggle to staff up for Saudi DCM

    Saudi Arabia’s debt markets are open for business, the hiring charge is on and foreign banks are flooding in, but there has been a struggle to build a local force of primary bond market bankers, boding ill for the capital markets expansion the country is hoping for.

    • 22 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
  • 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ratings agency, has given only 7% of the asset managers and securities brokerages it assessed a prime rating, in an unpublished report seen by GlobalCapital.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
  • Crunch year for Deutsche's IB biz as Warren promises growth

    Shareholders are losing patience with Deutsche Bank. Rivals are circling. But the firm believes its corporate and investment bank has turned a corner. This year will be critical for its corporate finance business, writes David Rothnie.

    • 15 Feb 2018
  • The real Barclays difference

    Barclays has replaced most of its C-suite, hired expensive bankers and traders from top firms, recommitted balance sheet to fixed income trading, and proclaimed its commitment to a still-underpowered investment bank. But the effects of all this are still dwarfed by the UK bank’s approach to litigation.

    • 13 Feb 2018
  • Deutsche makes MD and director cuts, blasts Birmingham DCM

    Deutsche Bank plans to put up to 40 bankers at director level and above in its EMEA investment banking division at risk of redundancy, including the bank's co-head of FIG DCM, GlobalCapital understands. Several of those put at risk were based in Birmingham, including the bank’s head of Europe-US private placements.

    • 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
  • UniCredit’s delivery heroes mine for investment banking growth

    UniCredit’s co-heads of its corporate and investment bank (CIB) want the Italian lender to be “a European winner” by ensuring every company in its network is served. That initiative is paying off, says David Rothnie.

    • 01 Feb 2018

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  • Swiss bonds: the tyranny of the minority

    GlobalCapital understands the Swiss Exchange is considering changing the way a bond becomes eligible for the Swiss Bond Index. This will not only be a significant development, but a welcome one.

    • 22 Feb 2018

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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%