People & Markets

  • Goldman hires new co-head of China IB

    Goldman Sachs has appointed Cai Wei as co-head of its China investment banking division, the bank's first China partner hire from outside the firm, according to an internal memo.

    • 20 Jun 2018

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  • KDB gets size and price in choppy market

    Korea Development Bank sold a dual-listed offshore renminbi bond on Tuesday amid an overall volatile market backdrop. But it achieved the largest size for a CNH transaction in more than a month while also pricing inside one of its peers.

    • 20 Jun 2018

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  • Bond underwriters should tread carefully

    The Asian bond market has had a volatile quarter, with new dollar issues struggling in primary and notes underperforming in the secondary market. It may be tempting to cut corners, but there is no room for shoddy market practices.

    • 19 Jun 2018
  • Two approaches to bond regulation, both problematic

    Companies in both China and India have to find their way through regulatory labyrinths to gain approval to sell offshore bonds. But although both countries have overbearing, occasionally irrational, regulators, they differ in one key respect.

    • 14 Jun 2018
  • Innogy conundrum challenges green bond market to find its purpose

    Does it matter if a green bond becomes separated from the green assets that underlie it? The link keeps the issuer honest — but shouldn’t the green bond market be doing more than that?

    • 12 Jun 2018

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More from Asia

Panda Bonds Top Arrangers

Rank Arranger Share % by Volume
1 China Merchants Securities Co 19.41
2 CITIC Securities 14.83
3 Agricultural Bank of China (ABC) 13.48
3 Industrial and Commercial Bank of China (ICBC) 13.48
5 China CITIC Bank Corp 12.13

Bookrunners of Asia-Pac (ex-Japan) ECM

Rank Lead Manager Amount $m No of issues Share %
  • Last updated
  • Today
1 Goldman Sachs 11,740.22 44 9.12%
2 Citi 10,158.71 51 7.90%
3 Morgan Stanley 9,246.62 32 7.19%
4 China International Capital Corp Ltd 7,282.31 19 5.66%
5 China Securities Co Ltd 7,107.56 22 5.52%

Bookrunners of Asia Pacific (ex-Japan) G3 DCM

Rank Lead Manager Amount $m No of issues Share %
  • Last updated
  • Today
1 HSBC 13,507.91 107 7.07%
2 Citi 12,893.66 82 6.75%
3 JPMorgan 9,603.62 47 5.03%
4 Bank of America Merrill Lynch 8,844.84 49 4.63%
5 Goldman Sachs 8,622.02 35 4.52%

Asian polls & awards

  • GlobalCapital opens Green/SRI Bond and Loan Awards Poll 2018

    After a year of burgeoning growth and change in green, social and sustainability bond issuance, with huge acceleration in green loans, GlobalCapital today invites you to vote in its third Awards poll for this market.

  • The Australian Fixed Income Poll 2018

    Asiamoney, in association with National Australia Bank, invites all fixed income investors in Asia and Europe to participate in the Australian Fixed Income Poll 2018. The online poll will take only five to 10 minutes to complete.

  • Regional Capital Markets Awards Part IV: Investment Bank

    In the last instalment of our 2017 awards, we present the full write-ups of the winners of Best Asian Investment Bank and Best Investment Bank.

  • Regional Capital Markets Awards Part III: Bonds

    In the third instalment of our 2017 awards, we present the full write-ups of the winners of the Best Local Currency Bond, Best High Yield Bond, Best Financial Bond, Best SSA Bond, Best Investment Grade Bond, Best Project Finance Deal, Best Bond, Best G3 and Local Currency Bond House, and Best High Yield Bond House.

  • Regional Capital Markets Awards Part II: Equities

    In the second instalment of our 2017 awards, we present the full write-ups of the winners for Best Follow-On/Accelerated Bookbuild, Best Equity-Linked Deal, Best IPO, Best ECM Deal and Best ECM House.