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Monday, 18 December 2017

Shankar Ramakrishnan' s stories

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  • Bond House: Citigroup

    Bond House: Citigroup

    All Special Reports | 15 December 2017

    One bank has dominated the debt capital markets this year. And while much of that dominance is thanks to its achievements in its US home market, it has proven its credentials across the globe. That bank is Citigroup, which is IFR’s Bond House, US Bond House, North America Financial Bond House and Latin America Bond House of the Year.

  • Yankee Bond: Enel’s US$5bn triple-tranche bond

    All Special Reports | 15 December 2017

    Coming back to the market after several years away was always going to be tricky – even for one of the world’s largest integrated electricity and gas operators.

  • North America Financial Bond: Bank of Nova Scotia's US$1.25bn perpetual non-call five

    All Special Reports | 15 December 2017

    The bank capital issuance space was crowded again in 2017 but Bank of Nova Scotia’s Additional Tier 1 bond stood out for its unique structure, which opened up a path towards offshore US dollar-denominated AT1s for Canadian financial institutions.

  • Citadel pays up for high-grade bond

    Bonds | 17 November 2017

    Citadel paid the price for admission to the US high-grade primary market last week, but was able to re-establish a funding platform with an upsized US$500m five-year bond.

  • RBC

    MOVES-Criqui leaves DB to join RBC

    Ticker | 17 November 2017

    Thomas Criqui, Deutsche Bank’s managing director and head of financial institutions group bond syndicate, has left the bank and is set to join RBC Capital Markets.

  • Bond issuance keeps pushing through investor fatigue

    Ticker | 17 November 2017

    The US dollar high-grade primary market showed some resilience on Thursday in the wake of an apparent bout of exhaustion earlier in the week.

  • Citadel pays up for new high-grade bond

    Ticker | 16 November 2017

    Citadel paid the price for admission to the US high-grade primary market this week, but was able to re-establish a funding platform with an upsized US$500m five-year bond.

  • US dollar bills

    M&A fee battle pits David v Goliath

    Top News | 10 November 2017

    Independent investment banks have been well represented on every large M&A transaction over the past 15 years, and Broadcom’s new US$103bn (US$130bn including debt) hostile bid for Qualcomm is no exception.

  • Bull and bear

    US high-grade market zigs, then zags

    Top News | 10 November 2017

    The US high-grade market turned on a dime twice last week, as a shift in sentiment appeared to finally derail the long bull run before the mood changed again – and it was all systems go.

  • Pacific Life sets new benchmark for surplus notes

    Ticker | 27 October 2017

    Pacific Life Insurance is the latest mutual company to set a benchmark for surplus notes, a unique instrument with a new lease on life this year due to the hunt for yield and duration.

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