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  • Byte Me: the cryptocurrency monkey’s paw

    One of the fondest hopes of the cryptocurrency true believers looks set to come true this year. Real decentralised value transfer systems could be on their way both to retail and institutional banking. But, in a cruelly ironic twist, they will be delivered by the blackest names in individual privacy and financial libertarianism.

    • 14 Mar 2019
  • Lufthansa launches Schuldschein exclusively via VC Trade

    Lufthansa, the German airline, entered the Schuldschein market on Tuesday, only accepting orders from lenders bidding via tech platform, VC Trade.

    • 12 Mar 2019
  • Deutsche Börse and Commerz bring blockchain to secondary markets

    Commerzbank and Deutsche Börse have completed of a repo transaction using blockchain technology, opening up the possibility of a secondary market environment operating on distributed ledger.

    • 11 Mar 2019
  • VC Trade tempts investors onto platform with offer of DAX company

    Investors have received a note from Helaba saying that a DAX company will market a benchmark Schuldschein (SSD) as early as this week — but only investors signed up to the technology platform VC Trade will be able to bid.

    • 11 Mar 2019
  • People moves in brief

    Pitts-Tucker takes sole control of Nomura International IB — Hourican turns up at NewDay — NatWest hires RBC SSA banker

    • 07 Mar 2019
  • Deutsche Börse bolsters blockchain strategy

    Deutsche Börse has made further progress in its strategy to broaden the use of blockchain technology in trading.

    • 06 Mar 2019
  • IMF’s Lagarde urges politicians not to weaken bank rules

    Christine Lagarde, head of the International Monetary Fund, warned politicians on Thursday not to roll back banking regulations established in the wake of the financial crisis, as she highlighted a spike in financial pay. She also discussed ways of making finance more sustainable in its outcomes, and how fintech could improve inclusivity.

    • 28 Feb 2019
  • Fintech pros announce stay of robot executioner’s hand on ABS jobs

    To a standing-room-only crowd of trembling ABS professionals either hoping for a glimpse of the awesome future that artificial intelligence and machine learning promise for the finance industry, or awaiting the proclamation of a death sentence for their jobs, fintech panellists offered bittersweet consolation: the ABS industry still needs humans. For now, at least.

    • 26 Feb 2019
  • Rothschild pushes into big data advisory

    Rothschild has launched a new investor advisory practice helping companies understand increasingly opaque shareholder registers. Is this a pioneering move that bridges a gap between companies and their shareholders, or is the firm simply plugging a hole in its own advisory offering, asks David Rothnie.

    • 21 Feb 2019
  • People moves in brief

    Soc Gen places ECM bankers on risk list — Sofr architect to retire — Ex-Bridgewater COO joins blockchain firm

    • 21 Feb 2019

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  • Prepare for the worst: No Deal is most likely outcome

    Capital market specialists are good at living with radical uncertainty. Just as banks and investors carried on calmly trading US Treasuries through successive debt ceiling crises, they are now displaying similar sangfroid about Brexit.

    • 21 Mar 2019

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All International Bonds

Rank Lead Manager Amount $m No of issues Share %
  • Last updated
  • 24 Mar 2019
1 JPMorgan 102,994.82 409 8.29%
2 Citi 96,697.47 362 7.78%
3 Barclays 82,826.79 294 6.66%
4 Bank of America Merrill Lynch 82,541.75 313 6.64%
5 HSBC 66,026.80 322 5.31%

Bookrunners of All Syndicated Loans EMEA

Rank Lead Manager Amount $m No of issues Share %
  • Last updated
  • Today
1 Bank of America Merrill Lynch 8,946.93 17 9.40%
2 Deutsche Bank 6,056.30 15 6.36%
3 Commerzbank Group 5,474.20 22 5.75%
4 BNP Paribas 5,160.94 25 5.42%
5 UniCredit 4,424.51 19 4.65%

Bookrunners of all EMEA ECM Issuance

Rank Lead Manager Amount $m No of issues Share %
  • Last updated
  • Today
1 Citi 2,328.59 11 11.04%
2 Morgan Stanley 2,132.71 13 10.11%
3 Bank of America Merrill Lynch 1,598.67 7 7.58%
4 JPMorgan 1,544.99 8 7.32%
5 UBS 1,229.93 7 5.83%