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  • Germany’s PSPP challenge: of secondary importance

    Germany’s constitutional court has referred several questions to the European Court of Justice over whether the Public Sector Purchase Programme (PSPP) is compatible with European Union rules prohibiting monetary financing by central banks. As was proved with Germany’s challenge of the European Central Bank’s Outright Monetary Transactions (OMT), there is again likely to be little effect from the move — and in any case, Germany’s judiciary should learn that at times of crisis, central banks should be left to wave their magic wands.

    • 15 Aug 2017

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GlobalCapital Leader

  • Look gift horses in the mouth

    “I was confused before I went in, and even more confused when I came out,” was how one EM investor described meeting Etihad and its partners to discuss its now infamous structured notes.

    • 17 Aug 2017
  • How wrong can a rating agency be?

    You are looking to buy an item on Amazon. The first two reviews could not be more contrasting. One is a glowing five star rating. The other is a one star hatchet job. Which do you believe? This was akin to the situation facing investors considering Amazon’s new bond on Tuesday, with Moody’s opinion of the company four notches lower than that of S&P.

    • 17 Aug 2017

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Southpaw

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by David Rothnie

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Old Money

by Prof Richard Roberts 
  • Old Money: hard-wired for FX

    There’s plenty of arguing about Brexit, but in finance, euro clearing stands out as a particularly bitter regulatory fight. At issue is London’s place as the host of euro trading — and it’s going to go down to the wire.

    • 03 Aug 2017

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Clawback


by Philippe Espinasse
  • A walk through the IPO sponsor minefield

    In the latest Clawback, columnist Philippe Espinasse dissects the IPO approval and rejection process in Hong Kong, as the city’s licensed bankers play musical chairs.

    • 02 Aug 2017

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P&M Notebook

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The FIG Idea

  • The FIG Idea: assume the recovery position

    When Banco Popular lost the market's confidence, it ran out of road. Realistic assumptions for recovery rates on bad assets plunged to super-conservative levels. Confidence is the greatest form of solvency, its withdrawal a precursor to insolvency.

    • 22 Jun 2017
  • Close encounters with a third kind (of capital)

    Soon, banks will have more TLAC and MREL than equity. The new bond classes are a immensely important part of the financial structure of a bank, but the risks to investors aren’t yet clear. Just how will this alien new instrument class behave — or misbehave?

    • 01 Jun 2017
  • The FIG Idea: Dear Santa

    What's on a bank CFO's Christmas list

    • 15 Dec 2016
  • The FIG Idea: stress to impress

    On the surface, stress tests seem arcane and disconnected from reality. Perhaps they are, but they’re an increasingly important tool for bank regulators around the world.

    • 01 Dec 2016

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MTN Leak Table

  • MTN Leak: Disaster recovery practice

    One of the MTN market's best-known faces appears to have been practising for the looming nuclear apocalypse.

    • 10 Aug 2017
  • MTN Leak: The summer paradox

    Leak is facing the summer paradox. The otherwise hardworking MTN bankers of London have more free time to come and hobnob with Leak but instead choose to go on holiday.

    • 03 Aug 2017
  • MTN Leak: Summer days are here at last

    The summer holidays have arrived and jubilation abounds among school children. For the parents in the MTN market, there is perhaps a little trepidation mixed with the glee.

    • 20 Jul 2017
  • MTN Leak: wish you were here

    Société Générale invited the great and the good of London’s financial press to a viewing of the Victoria and Albert Museum’s new Pink Floyd exhibition this week. But for the hapless Leak team, it was The Doors that were of interest.

    • 13 Jul 2017

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The Pained Trader

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All International Bonds

Rank Lead Manager Amount $m No of issues Share %
  • Last updated
  • Today
1 Citi 280,265.07 1033 8.97%
2 JPMorgan 255,894.98 1165 8.19%
3 Bank of America Merrill Lynch 248,918.80 861 7.97%
4 Goldman Sachs 192,023.30 615 6.15%
5 Barclays 183,846.60 703 5.89%

Bookrunners of All Syndicated Loans EMEA

Rank Lead Manager Amount $m No of issues Share %
  • Last updated
  • Today
1 HSBC 28,458.91 116 7.05%
2 Deutsche Bank 26,902.99 90 6.66%
3 Bank of America Merrill Lynch 24,997.04 70 6.19%
4 BNP Paribas 21,217.62 120 5.25%
5 Credit Agricole CIB 19,454.23 112 4.82%

Bookrunners of all EMEA ECM Issuance

Rank Lead Manager Amount $m No of issues Share %
  • Last updated
  • Today
1 JPMorgan 13,671.74 61 7.87%
2 Citi 12,076.06 76 6.95%
3 Morgan Stanley 11,899.85 66 6.85%
4 UBS 11,800.30 47 6.80%
5 Goldman Sachs 11,111.93 58 6.40%