Banks at risk from drought, reveals groundbreaking research

A glimpse of the future has arrived with the publication of a report modelling the credit risk banks face from drought. The effect on loan portfolios could be severe — and the research illustrates the new kinds of risk management banks will have to do as the world’s climate becomes more volatile.

  • By Jon Hay
  • 13 Apr 2017

Nine banks including Citigroup, Santander and UBS worked on the project.

“There’s a preconception that drought is primarily a risk for agriculture and food production,” said Stephen Moss, director of capital markets solutions at Risk Management Solutions (RMS) in London. “But every industry has some reliance on water, ...

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Global Syndicated Loan Volume

Rank Lead Manager Amount $m No of issues Share %
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  • Today
1 Bank of America Merrill Lynch 313,356.71 1079 10.65%
2 JPMorgan 282,320.24 997 9.60%
3 Citi 198,790.33 614 6.76%
4 Wells Fargo Securities 159,399.61 730 5.42%
5 Barclays 115,228.30 487 3.92%

Bookrunners of Middle East and Africa Loans

Rank Lead Manager Amount $m No of issues Share %
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1 HSBC 3,666.99 10 11.57%
2 Citi 3,086.50 9 9.74%
3 First Abu Dhabi Bank 2,760.98 12 8.71%
4 Industrial & Commercial Bank of China - ICBC 2,637.92 7 8.32%
5 China Development Bank Corp 2,162.50 2 6.82%

Bookrunners of European Leveraged Loans

Rank Lead Manager Amount $m No of issues Share %
  • Last updated
  • Today
1 JPMorgan 17,951.43 72 7.21%
2 BNP Paribas 15,800.30 101 6.35%
3 Goldman Sachs 14,057.92 58 5.65%
4 HSBC 13,442.80 86 5.40%
5 Deutsche Bank 12,920.94 75 5.19%

Bookrunners of European Marketed Syndicated Loans

Rank Lead Manager Amount $m No of issues Share %
  • Last updated
  • Today
1 HSBC 35,007.57 165 6.53%
2 Deutsche Bank 34,880.53 120 6.51%
3 Bank of America Merrill Lynch 31,805.65 97 5.93%
4 BNP Paribas 27,920.60 169 5.21%
5 SG Corporate & Investment Banking 24,398.89 138 4.55%

Syndicated Loan Revenue - EMEA

Rank Lead Manager Amount $m No of issues Share %
  • Last updated
  • 18 Apr 2016
1 HSBC 35.45 69 6.71%
2 BNP Paribas 31.67 78 5.99%
3 ING 31.21 74 5.90%
4 Citi 22.60 36 4.27%
5 Deutsche Bank 21.89 32 4.14%