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 16,088.76 20 8.73%
2 HSBC 15,210.51 21 8.26%
3 BNP Paribas 13,600.58 19 7.38%
4 Barclays 13,491.76 19 7.32%
5 Goldman Sachs 12,661.40 23 6.87%

Dollar Denominated SSA (Excl US Agency)

Rank Lead Manager Amount $m No of issues Share %
  • Last updated
  • Today
1 Citi 40,395.00 104 11.69%
2 JPMorgan 39,421.51 106 11.41%
3 Bank of America Merrill Lynch 28,165.08 86 8.15%
4 HSBC 26,016.15 67 7.53%
5 Deutsche Bank 23,091.31 54 6.68%

Bookrunners of Euro Denominated SSA (Excl US Agency)

Rank Lead Manager Amount $m No of issues Share %
  • Last updated
  • Today
1 HSBC 31,938.44 91 7.68%
2 UniCredit 30,615.95 95 7.36%
3 Goldman Sachs 28,739.59 76 6.91%
4 BNP Paribas 28,348.17 57 6.82%
5 Barclays 26,617.69 64 6.40%

Bookrunners of Global SSA (Excl US Agency)

Rank Lead Manager Amount $m No of issues Share %
  • Last updated
  • Today
1 Citi 76,927.45 261 7.33%
2 JPMorgan 75,508.10 437 7.19%
3 HSBC 68,678.90 244 6.54%
4 Bank of America Merrill Lynch 58,336.30 179 5.56%
5 Barclays 53,257.86 172 5.07%