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  • Countries must feel ‘ownership’ when using European Monetary Fund

    With the idea of a European Monetary Fund back on the table at this week’s IMF annual meetings, one Eurozone minister insisted any financing must give a state “ownership” rather than being seen as a directive from Brussels to carry out reforms

    • 15 Oct 2017
  • China’s central bank provides ‘escape valve’ for squeezed European repo mart

    The People’s Bank of China has used its extensive holdings of European government bonds to act as an “escape valve” at times when the European repo market has become squeezed — such as year-end and quarter-end periods, when certain French and German bonds were unobtainable at almost any price.

    • 04 Oct 2017
  • KfW blockchain ECP test highlights missing link of cash settlement

    KfW has sold Europe’s first blockchain-based bond, although a quirk of German law meant the transaction had to be replicated on paper. While the bond was instantly settled, those involved say a crucial component is missing if this technology is to become part of capital markets’ infrastructure: a cash settlement facility on a distributed ledger.

    • 28 Sep 2017
  • Mizuho picks up MTN veteran

    Mizuho has hired Julie Edinburgh to fill a new position: head of vanilla MTNs.

    • 28 Sep 2017
  • Masala bonds get lifeline with RBI rule tweak

    In a fillip to the Masala bond market, Reserve Bank of India is excluding offshore rupee-denominated bonds from the investment limits in corporate debt for foreign portfolio investors, effective October 3.

    • 25 Sep 2017
  • China’s downgrade won’t scare investors

    China’s downgrade by S&P caused an initial wave of surprise in the market on Thursday, but the rating change will ultimately be a non-event, despite the sovereign plotting a return to dollar bonds shortly.

    • 22 Sep 2017
  • Cabei veteran joins IIC treasury

    Central American development bank Cabei’s acting head of capital markets is moving to Washington, DC to become lead funding officer at the Inter-American Investment Corporation (IIC) in the treasury division.

    • 20 Sep 2017
  • Heavyweight returns to SSA and EM market

    A big name in SSA and emerging markets syndicate has returned to the primary markets, joining the desk at a French bank.

    • 19 Sep 2017
  • Lewin and Köb change jobs at Zurich Insurance

    Zurich Insurance Group is reshuffling two of its most senior responsible investment officials, who are moving to new roles.

    • 11 Sep 2017
  • Green coup: SEB hires funding chief from Washington supra

    One of the public sector bond market's best known and liked heads of funding has quit the International Finance Corporation (IFC) to join SEB.

    • 08 Sep 2017

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  • What should a European IMF look like?

    In recent years, the European Union has reformed in the teeth of a crisis. Banking Union was sketched out on the back of a napkin to help break the “sovereign-bank doom loop” which was threatening peripheral economies. The financing vehicles of the European Financial Stability Fund and then the European Stability Mechanism were called into being to rescue states whose finances were already weak.

    • 17 Oct 2017

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European Sovereign Bonds

Rank Lead Manager Amount €m No of issues Share %
  • Last updated
  • Today
1 Citi 17,773.39 25 9.05%
2 HSBC 16,094.53 24 8.19%
3 BNP Paribas 14,513.99 21 7.39%
4 Barclays 14,014.48 21 7.13%
5 Goldman Sachs 13,328.33 24 6.78%

Dollar Denominated SSA (Excl US Agency)

Rank Lead Manager Amount $m No of issues Share %
  • Last updated
  • Today
1 JPMorgan 46,791.16 113 11.73%
2 Citi 45,464.82 116 11.39%
3 HSBC 32,120.98 74 8.05%
4 Bank of America Merrill Lynch 31,646.56 91 7.93%
5 Deutsche Bank 25,336.01 60 6.35%

Bookrunners of Euro Denominated SSA (Excl US Agency)

Rank Lead Manager Amount $m No of issues Share %
  • Last updated
  • Today
1 HSBC 32,254.14 93 7.35%
2 UniCredit 31,545.41 101 7.19%
3 BNP Paribas 30,965.57 63 7.06%
4 Goldman Sachs 30,813.44 79 7.02%
5 Barclays 28,821.98 69 6.57%

Bookrunners of Global SSA (Excl US Agency)

Rank Lead Manager Amount $m No of issues Share %
  • Last updated
  • Today
1 Citi 85,921.52 293 7.43%
2 JPMorgan 84,566.67 476 7.31%
3 HSBC 75,298.30 255 6.51%
4 Bank of America Merrill Lynch 62,436.52 190 5.40%
5 Goldman Sachs 58,162.93 154 5.03%