Primary market drawn into SSA lawsuit

The lawsuits over alleged manipulation of the SSA market have spread further, with more dealers and individuals named in a court filing. Citi, HSBC, RBC and TD Bank have now been added, as well as Bank of America, Crédit Agricole, Credit Suisse, Deutsche Bank and Nomura. The suit also draws in the new issue market, alleging that the traders were able to front-run new issues yet to be announced or in book-building.

  • By Owen Sanderson
  • 20 Apr 2017

The lawsuit, filed on behalf of pension funds for iron workers and sheet metal workers, as well as KBC Asset Management, says it has obtained electronic chat transcripts among the conspirators, which provide “smoking gun evidence” of collusion.

It describes a “super-desk” in which participants colluded with each ...

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European Sovereign Bonds

Rank Lead Manager Amount €m No of issues Share %
  • Last updated
  • 25 Jul 2017
1 Citi 14,891.10 17 9.36%
2 HSBC 13,214.67 18 8.30%
3 Barclays 12,759.91 17 8.02%
4 BNP Paribas 12,133.14 16 7.63%
5 JPMorgan 10,064.78 13 6.33%

Dollar Denominated SSA (Excl US Agency)

Rank Lead Manager Amount $m No of issues Share %
  • Last updated
  • 25 Jul 2017
1 Citi 34,249.78 84 12.02%
2 JPMorgan 30,938.47 81 10.86%
3 HSBC 22,416.83 55 7.87%
4 Bank of America Merrill Lynch 20,817.31 63 7.30%
5 Deutsche Bank 19,672.75 44 6.90%

Bookrunners of Euro Denominated SSA (Excl US Agency)

Rank Lead Manager Amount $m No of issues Share %
  • Last updated
  • 25 Jul 2017
1 BNP Paribas 44,660.25 134 7.09%
2 HSBC 43,386.57 158 6.89%
3 Barclays 42,008.53 135 6.67%
4 JPMorgan 39,789.56 124 6.31%
5 Citi 36,838.62 118 5.85%

Bookrunners of Global SSA (Excl US Agency)

Rank Lead Manager Amount $m No of issues Share %
  • Last updated
  • 24 Jul 2017
1 Citi 65,312.22 223 7.51%
2 JPMorgan 64,705.99 351 7.44%
3 HSBC 56,834.76 211 6.54%
4 Barclays 49,199.38 146 5.66%
5 Bank of America Merrill Lynch 46,028.22 140 5.29%