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
  • Today
1 Citi 18,481.15 26 8.94%
2 HSBC 16,094.53 24 7.78%
3 BNP Paribas 15,919.65 22 7.70%
4 Barclays 15,034.43 23 7.27%
5 Goldman Sachs 14,733.99 25 7.12%

Dollar Denominated SSA (Excl US Agency)

Rank Lead Manager Amount $m No of issues Share %
  • Last updated
  • Today
1 JPMorgan 53,381.13 125 11.97%
2 Citi 51,264.15 129 11.50%
3 HSBC 34,944.78 85 7.84%
4 Bank of America Merrill Lynch 33,716.38 102 7.56%
5 Deutsche Bank 29,250.35 70 6.56%

Bookrunners of Euro Denominated SSA (Excl US Agency)

Rank Lead Manager Amount $m No of issues Share %
  • Last updated
  • Today
1 HSBC 34,197.39 111 7.28%
2 UniCredit 33,245.54 113 7.07%
3 Barclays 32,006.38 77 6.81%
4 Goldman Sachs 31,731.55 86 6.75%
5 BNP Paribas 31,417.86 66 6.68%

Bookrunners of Global SSA (Excl US Agency)

Rank Lead Manager Amount $m No of issues Share %
  • Last updated
  • Today
1 Citi 93,349.49 315 7.35%
2 JPMorgan 93,202.80 530 7.34%
3 HSBC 80,436.02 287 6.33%
4 Bank of America Merrill Lynch 65,740.76 209 5.18%
5 Barclays 65,629.97 205 5.17%