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 247,438.47 844 10.68%
2 JPMorgan 221,491.20 794 9.56%
3 Citi 153,163.91 473 6.61%
4 Wells Fargo Securities 119,403.00 577 5.15%
5 Barclays 97,061.00 391 4.19%

Bookrunners of Middle East and Africa Loans

Rank Lead Manager Amount $m No of issues Share %
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1 HSBC 3,571.16 8 16.74%
2 Citi 3,053.17 8 14.31%
3 First Abu Dhabi Bank 2,548.48 9 11.95%
4 JPMorgan 1,463.08 3 6.86%
5 SG Corporate & Investment Banking 1,375.20 5 6.45%

Bookrunners of European Leveraged Loans

Rank Lead Manager Amount $m No of issues Share %
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1 JPMorgan 13,887.75 55 6.77%
2 BNP Paribas 12,922.24 69 6.29%
3 Goldman Sachs 11,801.80 45 5.75%
4 Deutsche Bank 11,123.41 61 5.42%
5 Bank of America Merrill Lynch 10,782.14 44 5.25%

Bookrunners of European Marketed Syndicated Loans

Rank Lead Manager Amount $m No of issues Share %
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  • Today
1 HSBC 28,971.26 117 7.01%
2 Deutsche Bank 27,415.35 91 6.63%
3 Bank of America Merrill Lynch 25,509.39 71 6.17%
4 BNP Paribas 21,729.97 121 5.26%
5 Credit Agricole CIB 19,966.59 113 4.83%

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%