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  • Venezuela's petro cryptocurrency meets cold reception

    Venezuela has become the first sovereign nation to launch a cryptocurrency. While few outside Venezuelan president Nicolas Maduro’s administration are impressed by the pioneering venture, others are expected to follow suit nonetheless, write Lewis McLellan, Costas Mourselas and Oliver West.

    • 22 Feb 2018
  • French regulator tightens net on cryptocurrency derivatives

    The French financial markets regulator clamped down on cryptocurrency derivatives on Thursday, setting out tighter regulation and an advertising ban for the products.

    • 22 Feb 2018
  • Venezuela and Russia: the return of the crypto underground

    Since cryptocurrencies started to go legit, many in the market assumed legitimate uses for the technology would marginalise criminal uses that characterised bitcoin’s early development. This was naïve. Venezuela’s foray into the sector show that avoiding the constraints of the mainstream financial system remains at the heart of the cryptocurrency value proposition.

    • 20 Feb 2018
  • Temenos likely to borrow for £1.4bn swoop on Fidessa

    Temenos, the Swiss banking software company, is in advanced discussions about an all cash offer for Fidessa, the UK trading technology firm, for around £1.4bn, which is likely to involve some debt issuance.

    • 20 Feb 2018
  • FCA plans for machine-filed reports

    The Financial Conduct Authority on Tuesday called upon technology experts from across the finance industry to give feedback on a new automated way to provide the FCA with regulatory reports.

    • 20 Feb 2018
  • European authorities give cryptocurrency warning

    European supervisory authorities jointly warned consumers this week about the potential risk of buying and holding virtual currencies like bitcoin.

    • 12 Feb 2018
  • HK watchdog clamps down on crypto exchanges, ICOs

    Hong Kong’s markets regulator has sounded off another warning on cryptocurrencies, taking action against a number of exchanges and issuers of initial coin offerings (ICOs).

    • 09 Feb 2018
  • CFTC warms to federal oversight of cryptocurrencies

    Commodity Futures Trading Commission chairman Christopher Giancarlo on Tuesday criticised the oversight regime of cryptocurrency spot transactions, saying that a “rationalised federal framework” could be more effective at ensuring the market’s integrity.

    • 06 Feb 2018
  • Crypto still too exotic for futures

    The cryptocurrency world exploded in popularity, appeal and market capitalisation over the course of 2017. Exchanges struggled to develop products to cater to the huge swell of speculative demand. They’re learning quickly that the market wasn’t ready.

    • 01 Feb 2018
  • Gathering storm batters bitcoin

    After months of sensational growth, bitcoin has, at last, faltered. An increasingly hostile regulatory environment has caused its price, which nudged $20,000 in December, to collapse to around $9,000.

    • 01 Feb 2018

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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%