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  • Nasdaq makes $190m offer for Cinnober

    Exchange and tech group Nasdaq has made a $190m all cash offer to buy Cinnober, the Swedish Fintech company.

    • 14 Sep 2018
  • Cash on the blockchain: banks must catch up

    A reliable way to settle fiat currency transactions on blockchain is the biggest obstacle holding back the financial services industry from realising the benefits of blockchain. More and more organisations are coming up with solutions, so where are the banks?

    • 11 Sep 2018
  • Byte Me: tokenising the world

    When all you have is a hammer, everything looks like a nail. For hardcore blockchain enthusiasts there is no end to the list of things that can be tokenised, although capital markets bankers might feel the process is less revolutionary than the techies seem to think.

    • 06 Sep 2018
  • Cinnober fills senior roles, promises profitability

    Cinnober Financial Technology has appointed three individuals to key roles across its business, including Fredrik Nihlén as group CFO.

    • 04 Sep 2018
  • Sixt places digital Schuldschein as platforms position and proliferate

    German car leasing company Sixt has raised €200m in the Schuldschein market, part of which was sold through Helaba’s platform, VC Trade. As the market digitises, two platforms — one promoted by Helaba and one by LBBW — are pulling ahead of the pack. But three other platforms are nipping at their heels, positioning themselves where the other two find it harder to reach.

    • 30 Aug 2018
  • SIX angles to profit from ICOs and DLT

    SIX, an exchange company in Switzerland, is angling to take full advantage of the advent of distributed ledger technology (DLT). With its new digital asset platform, the company hopes to profit from easier securities settlement and a new method of raising capital that involves issuing cryptocurrency.

    • 30 Aug 2018
  • World Bank grabs A$110m in first public blockchain bond

    The World Bank’s first attempt at a blockchain bond raised A$110m ($80m) of two year paper in a public deal — created, allocated and settled using blockchain technology.

    • 28 Aug 2018
  • Deutsche Börse buys stake in fintech HQLAx

    German exchange group Deutsche Börse has bought a minority stake in fintech company HQLAx and says that it is “likely to acquire further shareholdings” at the end of the year.

    • 28 Aug 2018
  • Byte Me: petro is a stinker

    Venezuela's petro seems destined to hang around like a bad smell rather than drifting into obscurity, as it deserves to. The country's president Nicolás Maduro has made it the basis of his country’s economy. It is an utter farce.

    • 23 Aug 2018
  • Crypto exchanges to self-regulate with new body

    Major cryptocurrency exchanges Bittrex, Gemini, Bitstamp and bitFlyer have launched a working group to establish a self-regulatory organisation (SRO), potentially having large implications for the cryptocurrency spot and derivatives markets.

    • 20 Aug 2018

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  • UK throws City under Brexit bus because it’s politically easy

    The City has prepared as best it can for a no-deal Brexit, but it's not just the immediate effects it needs to worry about — the UK government’s disdain for the industry its Brexit planning will diminish UK-based financial services for many years, and the government doesn't seem to care.

    • 18 Sep 2018

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All International Bonds

Rank Lead Manager Amount $m No of issues Share %
  • Last updated
  • Today
1 Citi 272,848.08 1048 8.12%
2 JPMorgan 265,005.45 1158 7.89%
3 Bank of America Merrill Lynch 247,670.24 827 7.37%
4 Barclays 202,639.20 746 6.03%
5 Goldman Sachs 181,377.67 593 5.40%

Bookrunners of All Syndicated Loans EMEA

Rank Lead Manager Amount $m No of issues Share %
  • Last updated
  • Today
1 BNP Paribas 34,133.57 140 6.41%
2 JPMorgan 32,550.71 62 6.11%
3 UniCredit 28,539.82 130 5.36%
4 SG Corporate & Investment Banking 28,297.17 109 5.32%
5 Deutsche Bank 26,254.12 90 4.93%

Bookrunners of all EMEA ECM Issuance

Rank Lead Manager Amount $m No of issues Share %
  • Last updated
  • Today
1 JPMorgan 11,195.88 46 9.11%
2 Goldman Sachs 10,193.27 47 8.29%
3 Citi 9,056.44 50 7.37%
4 Morgan Stanley 6,336.77 41 5.16%
5 UBS 6,098.17 23 4.96%