Tuesday, 19 June 2018

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  • The Standard Chartered headquarters in London

    UPDATE: Standard Chartered plans Additional Tier 1 bond

    Capital City | 24 March 2015

    (IFR/Reuters) - Standard Chartered is preparing to launch its inaugural Additional Tier 1 bond as it kicks off investor meetings on Tuesday.

  • European Central Bank (ECB) headquarters

    Credit carnage: ECB bond party over?

    Bonds | 20 March 2015

    European primary issuance suffered a dramatic repricing last week, leading to a series of botched deals as credit bulls were reined in by rates market volatility. Is the ECB party over?

  • Bond investors push back on EU transparency rules

    People & Markets | 13 March 2015

    Major bond investors say new EU rules on trading transparency due to come into effect in 2017 are a bad fit for fixed income – and risk making the market’s liquidity problems even worse.

  • The logo of the new Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) is seen at the agency's headquarters in the Canary Wharf business district of London

    Jitters as FCA looks at allocations

    Top News | 27 February 2015

    The Financial Conduct Authority will reveal in March whether new issuance of debt and equity will come under its competition review, a prospect that has set bankers’ nerves on edge.

  • A trading floor

    Which bond trading platforms are lost causes?

    People & Markets | 13 February 2015

    Around 30 e-trading platforms are currently competing to address the liquidity crisis in corporate bond trading, but market players say most will fall by the wayside in the months ahead.

  • UBS extends algo trading platform

    Derivatives | 23 January 2015

    UBS plans to expand the range of products that utilise its algorithmic electronic trading platform to include European government bonds next month, with interest rate swaps and short-term interest rates products expected to follow later in the year.

  • The colour of money

    The colour of money

    All Special Reports | 12 December 2014

    They may not quite be all the rage just yet, but Green bonds are an increasingly popular funding option for borrowers keen to do, or at least be seen to do, the right thing. They’re great PR and (usually) good finance. But do they actually help to make the world more green?

  • A woman makes her way past the logo of Alpha Bank in Athens

    Alpha raising shipping deal

    Structured Finance | 07 November 2014

    Greece’s Alpha Bank is to raise about US$510m from a deal backed by shipping loans, one of the first of its kind in Europe for nearly a year, finance industry and Alpha bank sources said on Friday.

  • FICC in focus as BoE consults

    Top News | 31 October 2014

    The Bank of England last week launched a wide-ranging review of the fixed income, currencies and commodities markets, providing smaller investors with an opportunity to vent their long-running complaints about new issue allocations.

  • JP Morgan merges debt syndicate

    People & Markets | 17 October 2014

    JP Morgan has combined its debt syndicate operations into a single team called global syndicate, run by Bob LoBue based in New York and Ryan O’Grady in London.