• Don’t be surprised by renminbi weakness

    China watchers have struggled to come to terms with the renminbi’s weakness during most of September. But while China’s leaders can sometimes be hard to analyse, the monetary authorities have been pretty clear about their currency policy — and they mean it.

    • 16 Oct 2017
  • Qatari fears should not become paranoia

    Emerging market loan bankers are used to a little political drama but the recent spat between the Saudi-led group of six Arab states and Qatar has caused doubts about whether to engage in deals with Qatari exposure. This stance is understandable for pure Qatari credits but the penumbra of uncertainty has now spread to entities at one remove from Qatar. Banks should not be put off lending.

    • 10 Oct 2017
  • NBG’s covered bond success does little to diminish Greek grief

    National Bank of Greece’s ability to attract a high oversubscription for its three year covered bond on Tuesday showed it is on the road to recovery. But without sovereign debt relief, the precarious state of Greece’s government finances will continue to blight the economy and its fragile banks.

    • 10 Oct 2017
  • Nationalist bank regulation from the US is the rule, not the exception

    Proposals from US treasury secretary Steven Mnuchin to “advance American interests in international financial regulatory negotiations and meetings” are part of a long tradition in the country’s regulatory rule making — global norms are honoured more in the breach than the observance. At least now the US is willing to admit it.

    • 10 Oct 2017
  • Wall Street’s empire strikes back in Treasury report

    A US Treasury report on capital markets, published on Friday, struck a populist tone, saying the rise of private credit at the expense of public market sources of financing has snatched money-making opportunities away from average Americans. But it is investment banking that has most to gain from a boost to public debt markets, not individual investors.

    • 10 Oct 2017
  • ASR RT1 will be market-defining if not market-generating

    Restricted tier one (RT1) bonds still do not make sense for Europe’s insurance industry and the asset class needs benchmark issuance before it can become a significant market in its own right. But the first deal in a major currency from ASR Nederland will be a very important line in the sand.

    • 10 Oct 2017
  • Marketplace lenders should seek to be boring

    As the industry continues to mature, marketplace lenders should drop their gimmicks and sell themselves on their underwriting records.

    • 10 Oct 2017
  • ECB’s new line on NPLs is tough, but probably wise

    Italy’s banks and politicians are worried about the European Central Bank’s non-performing loan crackdown. They are right to worry — but the answer is bankruptcy reform.

    • 10 Oct 2017
  • Chinese absence an opportunity, and a test, for Asia bonds

    Chinese issuers and investors are likely to be largely absent from the dollar bond market for the next few weeks, as the country prepares for a crucial meeting of Communist Party officials. The slowdown will be a good chance for issuers from elsewhere in the region to tap the market — and demonstrate whether Asia’s bond market can remain standing without Chinese liquidity.

    • 10 Oct 2017
  • No quick fix: Mongolian PM should stress consistency

    Mongolia’s macho new prime minister Ukhnaagiin Khurelsukh is taking the reins of a country that has suffered from excessive debt, a woeful credit rating and a corruption scandal which felled his predecessor. But despite the country’s struggles, his best policy approach may be simply to maintain the current course.

    • 10 Oct 2017

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All International Bonds

Rank Lead Manager Amount $m No of issues Share %
  • Last updated
  • Today
1 Citi 352,540.12 1323 9.09%
2 Bank of America Merrill Lynch 315,574.44 1093 8.13%
3 JPMorgan 314,826.88 1433 8.11%
4 Goldman Sachs 234,193.07 776 6.04%
5 Barclays 226,473.92 879 5.84%

Bookrunners of All Syndicated Loans EMEA

Rank Lead Manager Amount $m No of issues Share %
  • Last updated
  • Today
1 HSBC 33,723.41 160 6.58%
2 Deutsche Bank 33,605.53 115 6.55%
3 Bank of America Merrill Lynch 30,523.81 93 5.95%
4 BNP Paribas 26,890.30 166 5.24%
5 SG Corporate & Investment Banking 23,393.38 135 4.56%

Bookrunners of all EMEA ECM Issuance

Rank Lead Manager Amount $m No of issues Share %
  • Last updated
  • 15 Oct 2017
1 JPMorgan 19,536.02 78 8.92%
2 Morgan Stanley 16,323.54 83 7.45%
3 Citi 15,667.80 92 7.15%
4 UBS 15,208.47 58 6.94%
5 Goldman Sachs 13,487.36 72 6.16%