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What's been happening in Barcelona?

  • Diversity is better for business, say panellists

    Global ABS hosted the event's first ever Women in ABS panel discussion on Wednesday, with speakers addressing a standing room only crowd on the importance of making diversity a key component of the workplace and retaining female talent in European institutions.

    • 15 Jun 2016
  • CMBS, Dutch RMBS issuance volumes will be "challenged" in 2016

    Panellists on the ABS researchers roundtable at Global ABS in Barcelona on Wednesday cited challenges in CMBS and Dutch RMBS issuance, with many maintaining a neutral to bearish outlook on European ABS this year.

    • 15 Jun 2016
  • Tett inoffensive

    Financial Times US managing editor Gillian Tett had warm words for the securitization industry, despite some residual distrust of her reporting on the market among audience members.

    • 15 Jun 2016
  • European ABS players fear MEPs trying to shutter market

    The securitization industry is growing concerned that politicians are deliberately trying shutter the market widely blamed for causing the financial crisis, following MEP Paul Tang’s comments last week proposing 20% risk retention, panellists at Global ABS said on Wednesday.

    • 15 Jun 2016
  • Dutch central bank fighting against Basel over capital rules

    The central bank of the Netherlands, De Nederlandsche Bank, is said to have pushed back against the Basel Committee on Banking Supervision over capital rules that will hit the nation’s banks particularly hard.

    • 15 Jun 2016
  • Brexit threatens both UK and Europe ABS markets

    The UK ABS market has begun to see the beginnings of the long-predicted liquidity crisis stemming from the UK referendum, as polls begin to forecast with increasing regularity that Britain will leave the European Union.

    • 14 Jun 2016
  • Commission calls for patience on ABS proposals

    The European Commission’s official responsible for securitization, Almorò Rubin de Cervin, told attendees at the Global ABS conference in Barcelona that the market needs to be patient and keep working to convince European lawmakers to back the product.

    • 14 Jun 2016
  • Global green bond issuance primed to take off

    Panelists at Global ABS agreed that growing interest in environmental impact and attractive returns on bonds are helping the asset class catch investor interest from both sides of the pond.

    • 14 Jun 2016
  • Debut PACE issuer faces regulator’s concerns

    Residential Property Assessed Clean Energy (PACE) issuer Renovate America is eyeing the European green bond market with plans for a European ABS debut. Meanwhile, the Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA) has frustrated industry players with its rejection of first-lien PACE loans.

    • 14 Jun 2016
  • Freddie Mac to pitch CRT to EU investors

    US mortgage giant Freddie Mac hit Global ABS in Barcelona this week in a push to introduce its brand to European investors.

    • 14 Jun 2016
  • TwentyFour boosts ABS team with sell-side hire

    TwentyFour Asset Management has recruited John Lawler, former head of European ABS sales at Nomura, as the firm adds sell-side experience to its growing platform.

    • 14 Jun 2016
  • Barcelona draws 3,200 as global risks loom large

    IMN’S Global ABS conference in Barcelona kicked off on Tuesday, with the event drawing around 3,200 ABS investors, issuers and market participants as new stumbling blocks emerge on both sides of the Atlantic and markets are gripped by global economic and geopolitical uncertainty.

    • 14 Jun 2016

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All International Bonds

Rank Lead Manager Amount $m No of issues Share %
  • Last updated
  • 24 Oct 2016
1 JPMorgan 317,793.98 1355 8.72%
2 Citi 301,114.13 1092 8.26%
3 Barclays 259,580.63 846 7.12%
4 Bank of America Merrill Lynch 258,842.43 934 7.10%
5 HSBC 224,273.23 905 6.15%

Bookrunners of All Syndicated Loans EMEA

Rank Lead Manager Amount $m No of issues Share %
  • Last updated
  • 18 Oct 2016
1 JPMorgan 29,669.98 55 6.95%
2 UniCredit 28,692.62 136 6.73%
3 BNP Paribas 28,431.90 139 6.66%
4 HSBC 22,935.49 112 5.38%
5 ING 18,645.88 118 4.37%

Bookrunners of all EMEA ECM Issuance

Rank Lead Manager Amount $m No of issues Share %
  • Last updated
  • 18 Oct 2016
1 JPMorgan 14,593.71 79 10.38%
2 Goldman Sachs 11,713.19 63 8.33%
3 Morgan Stanley 9,435.23 48 6.71%
4 Bank of America Merrill Lynch 9,019.27 40 6.41%
5 UBS 8,763.73 42 6.23%