• China bulls and bears: embrace the inevitable

    MSCI’s decision on June 21 to include A-shares in its Emerging Markets Index has, once again, unleashed furious debate between those seeing it as another case of global institutions bending the rules to appease China and those always viewing the China glass as half full. But neither view has much to offer in explaining the Mainland’s growing integration in global financial markets.

    • 23 Jun 2017
  • Barclays: finding heads for spikes

    The charging of four Barclays executives and the group itself on Tuesday after a UK Serious Fraud Office (SFO) investigation might, at last, satisfy the public desire to see bankers banged up. But it’s hard to see what else it will achieve.

    • 20 Jun 2017
  • Gloomy Carney address could portend TFS extension

    Bank of England governor Mark Carney’s caution on the UK economy in his Mansion House speech on Tuesday could be an early warning for the UK RMBS market that the Term Funding Scheme (TFS) won't end soon, an unwelcome development for supply starved investors.

    • 20 Jun 2017
  • Masala bonds: between a rock and a hard place

    For every step forward that the Masala bond market takes, it goes two steps backwards, with the Reserve Bank of India recently putting up barriers to keep high yield issuers out of offshore rupees. Cutting off low grade Masala issuance isn’t the worst thing to come out of the central bank’s announcement — the rules could also stifle investment grade deals.

    • 20 Jun 2017
  • Venezuelan bonds: a moral minefield

    No matter how you choose to invest in Venezuela, you run into questions of morality. There may be no perfect way to buy Venezuelan bonds, but there is certainly a dubious way.

    • 13 Jun 2017
  • UK doesn’t have a clue on Brexit

    Financial analysts and investors trying to make sense of what the UK general election result means for the upcoming Brexit negotiations should take a step back and ignore what they read for some time. The British government is clueless on its approach to Europe.

    • 13 Jun 2017
  • 364 day bonds is no easy fix for NDRC headache

    Fantasia Holdings Group Co surprised markets last week with a 364 day bond, opting for a short-term note to circumvent delays in offshore funding approval from the Chinese regulator. At first glance, the notes appear to offer a quick solution for property companies with looming funding requirements — but borrowers should take a closer look at the many disadvantages that come with such short term deals.

    • 13 Jun 2017
  • BPE Cédulas performance shows covered bond faith

    Banco Popular Espanol’s covered bonds barely reacted to credit stress afflicting bonds further down its capital structure ahead of the Spanish lender’s resolution on Tuesday evening. This may have illustrated the effectiveness of the Covered Bond Purchase Programme (CBPP3) but also showed confidence in the asset class, the regulator and the Spanish banking system.

    • 06 Jun 2017
  • Rising Qatar crisis highlights vulnerability of GCC market

    GCC debt markets are experiencing their first big wobble since gaining prominence as the most prolific issuers in CEEMEA, and no one saw it coming. The recent Qatar-related sell-off is both a stark reminder that EM assets are not a one-way bet, and highlights the vulnerabilities of a debt market fuelled largely by local bank demand.

    • 06 Jun 2017
  • Time to end the German home bias in Schuldschein

    A German company, of implied investment grade, can waltz into the Schuldschein market, expecting shrinking margins, and a bulging order book. A foreign issuer’s journey is more complicated, and much more costly. For the Schuldschein to be the cosmopolitan darling of international private placement markets — German issuers must lose their home advantage.

    • 06 Jun 2017

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All International Bonds

Rank Lead Manager Amount $m No of issues Share %
  • Last updated
  • 09 Jun 2017
1 Citi 206,449.53 755 8.84%
2 JPMorgan 192,919.68 823 8.26%
3 Bank of America Merrill Lynch 175,174.46 602 7.50%
4 Barclays 144,195.77 526 6.17%
5 Goldman Sachs 139,497.22 445 5.97%

Bookrunners of All Syndicated Loans EMEA

Rank Lead Manager Amount $m No of issues Share %
  • Last updated
  • 20 Jun 2017
1 Deutsche Bank 23,530.61 67 7.96%
2 HSBC 20,994.25 74 7.11%
3 Bank of America Merrill Lynch 20,490.14 49 6.93%
4 Credit Agricole CIB 15,076.29 72 5.10%
5 BNP Paribas 14,834.05 81 5.02%

Bookrunners of all EMEA ECM Issuance

Rank Lead Manager Amount $m No of issues Share %
  • Last updated
  • 20 Jun 2017
1 JPMorgan 10,673.78 46 8.06%
2 Citi 9,632.20 60 7.28%
3 Goldman Sachs 9,310.79 46 7.03%
4 UBS 9,230.61 36 6.97%
5 Morgan Stanley 8,508.94 46 6.43%