• Leaving on a jet plane

    Ask bankers about what most irks them in the industry today and it won't be long before they utter the word "compliance". Whenever I hear such complaints I like to trot out the following story from a very different time.

    • 12:00 PM
  • Getting them while they’re young

    I’m often surprised at the lengths to which banks will go these days to hire newbies.

    • 10 Aug 2017
  • An unplanned pregnancy is sobering

    It’s just too bad that not everyone has the social smarts and wherewithal of a well-educated person like me. Because, as I heard on my latest visit to Captain’s Bar, one unfortunate friend recently suffered a social flub which left her speechless.

    • 03 Aug 2017
  • Time for a dog gone weekend

    Weekends are when we all get a chance to let loose. Dinner parties, bleary-eyed catch-ups, long Sunday lunches with fellow old hands. But the younger generation appear to be taking a rather more sedate approach to their time off work.

    • 27 Jul 2017
  • Halcyon days: diary of an angry liver

    The week started as they all do, with promises to exercise, to live healthily, to consume at least one vegetable that isn’t deep-fried. But although I awoke Monday with the will of Apollo, I soon found myself overwhelmed by Bacchus.

    • 20 Jul 2017
  • When work becomes play

    As the mythical summer lull approaches the Asian market, bankers are naturally planning their getaways. But for a lucky few, workdays can often look like holidays in all but name.

    • 13 Jul 2017
  • A game of hide and seek in the office

    There is no better time than the summer to take a trip down memory lane and revisit old haunts in London, especially as it provides the perfect backdrop for catching up with friends over a few drinks.

    • 06 Jul 2017
  • Keep friends close, bankers closer

    The Asia expat world is small, and in Hong Kong it is even smaller. Small enough that you often bump into someone you know at the supermarket. So it is not surprising that often people just want to enjoy some anonymity.

    • 29 Jun 2017
  • Bosses and holidays just don't mix

    There is nothing better than lounging by the sea with a refreshing cocktail in one hand and a good book in the other — a perfect antidote to all the stress that comes from working in the banking industry.

    • 22 Jun 2017
  • IPO bankers love to horse around

    The last few weeks have been rough on my pals in the equity capital markets. Business has been booming, but equally competition has risen to a fever pitch.

    • 15 Jun 2017

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Panda Bonds Top Arrangers

Rank Arranger Share % by Volume
1 CITIC Securities 30.19
2 China CITIC Bank Corp 12.38
3 Bank of China (BOC) 11.61
4 Everbright Securities 10.84
5 China Merchants Bank Co 10.06

Bookrunners of Asia-Pac (ex-Japan) ECM

Rank Lead Manager Amount $m No of issues Share %
  • Last updated
  • 16 Aug 2017
1 CITIC Securities 8,097.43 46 5.53%
2 Goldman Sachs 7,852.12 33 5.37%
3 China International Capital Corp Ltd 7,824.36 37 5.35%
4 UBS 6,615.59 48 4.52%
5 Citi 6,126.08 41 4.19%

Bookrunners of Asia Pacific (ex-Japan) G3 DCM

Rank Lead Manager Amount $m No of issues Share %
  • Last updated
  • 16 Aug 2017
1 HSBC 23,545.07 151 8.81%
2 Citi 19,731.61 125 7.38%
3 JPMorgan 16,539.95 93 6.19%
4 Standard Chartered Bank 12,677.71 92 4.74%
5 Bank of America Merrill Lynch 11,943.66 69 4.47%

Asian polls & awards

  • RMB internationalisation: 10 questions for the market, part 2

    Every year, our sister publication Asiamoney carries out an Offshore RMB Poll. As part of that process, the magazine asks the market for its thoughts on important renminbi topics. In this third year, we received around 2,300 valid responses, up 3% on a year ago. The ten questions included a new one on the inclusion of onshore RMB assets in global indices. Here we present the answers to the final five questions.

  • RMB internationalisation: 10 questions for the market, part 1

    Every year, our sister publication Asiamoney carries out an Offshore RMB Poll. As part of that process, the magazine asks the market for its thoughts on important renminbi topics. In this third year, we received around 2,300 valid responses, up 3% on a year ago. The ten questions included a new one on the inclusion of onshore RMB assets in global indices. Here we present the answers to the first five questions.

  • Made in China: The best banks and deals of 2016

    You know who won, now find out why. GlobalCapital Asia and Asiamoney present the extended results of our 2016 China Deals and Investment Bank of the Year awards, recognising achievement both on and offshore.

  • Asia’s standout deals

    GlobalCapital Asia and Asiamoney present the extended results for our 2016 Best Country Deals. Discover why these bond, equity and loan transactions delivered outstanding outcomes for issuers and investors.

  • Aussie award winners: The best banks and deals of 2016

    The names have been announced, now find out why they stood out from the crowd. GlobalCapital Asia and Asiamoney present the extended results for our 2016 Australia Deals and Investment Bank of the Year awards, recognising achievement in equities, bonds, loans and investment banking.