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  • German banks pilot Schuldschein platform finledger

    A new digital Blockchain platform for promissory loan notes has launched, with four German banks hoping their offering will be able to jostle for a place among an increasingly crowded digital market.

    • 22 May 2019
  • New generation of tech platforms land in bonds and loans

    Two issuance platforms are approaching readiness: one in bonds, one in loans. Both promise time and cost savings by replacing multiple systems with a single platform for issuers, dealers and investors, and automating documentation and payments.

    • 16 May 2019
  • Metro debacle shows the strength of UK banking

    Metro Bank shareholders are nursing losses of around 70% since the start of the year. But if this is the worst of UK banking’s problems right now, the sector is in pretty good shape as it faces Brexit and digital disruption.

    • 14 May 2019
  • European Commission ‘should create fintech union’

    The European Commission should work on setting protocols and standards to allow European-wide co-operation on fintech, according to Vilius Sapoka, Lithuania’s finance minister.

    • 08 May 2019
  • Byte Me: BitFinex and Tether in hot water

    Bitfinex, the often and rightly criticised cryptocurrency exchange, is in a standoff with the New York Attorney General’s office (NYAG), which has accused it of a $850m fraud.

    • 02 May 2019
  • ErisX launches crypto exchange

    Chicago-based exchange ErisX has launched a spot market in cryptocurrencies after closing a third round of fundraising from venture capital investors.

    • 01 May 2019
  • Ex-CME manager moves into crypto space

    Cryptocurrency exchange BeQuant has appointed a former CME Group executive as a consultant to help it cope with increased regulatory pressure as it grows an institutional cryptocurrency trading business and expands its custody offering.

    • 29 Apr 2019
  • People moves in brief

    Santander creates new sales role — Barclays origination banker leaves — Algomi co-founder helps another fintech

    • 25 Apr 2019
  • IMF, BIS hail potential for fintech to tackle financial exclusion

    The heads of two of the world’s leading global financial regulators have hailed the potential of financial technology to help lift people out of poverty by connecting them to the banking system. But both Agustín Carstens, General Manager of the Bank for International Settlements, and Christine Lagarde, the managing director of the International Monetary Fund, warned of potential risks.

    • 25 Apr 2019
  • Société Générale issues first covered bond on blockchain

    Société Générale has issued the first covered bond as a security token on a public blockchain last week.

    • 24 Apr 2019

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  • BofA’s top-three goal relies on intensity

    Bank of America is covering more clients than ever in a quest to overhaul its rivals at the summit of the league table rankings, spelling further bad news for European banks, writes David Rothnie.

    • 22 May 2019

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All International Bonds

Rank Lead Manager Amount $m No of issues Share %
  • Last updated
  • Today
1 JPMorgan 161,597.45 701 8.06%
2 Citi 158,100.45 638 7.89%
3 Bank of America Merrill Lynch 131,322.73 520 6.55%
4 Barclays 126,396.71 489 6.30%
5 HSBC 104,257.54 522 5.20%

Bookrunners of All Syndicated Loans EMEA

Rank Lead Manager Amount $m No of issues Share %
  • Last updated
  • Today
1 Bank of America Merrill Lynch 12,900.23 34 6.65%
2 BNP Paribas 12,334.48 61 6.36%
3 UniCredit 11,196.47 58 5.77%
4 Citi 9,580.75 37 4.94%
5 Deutsche Bank 8,953.95 35 4.62%

Bookrunners of all EMEA ECM Issuance

Rank Lead Manager Amount $m No of issues Share %
  • Last updated
  • Today
1 Morgan Stanley 5,454.13 25 10.64%
2 JPMorgan 4,766.13 27 9.30%
3 Goldman Sachs 4,280.20 20 8.35%
4 Citi 3,649.88 23 7.12%
5 UBS 3,602.23 16 7.03%