Low yields spark esoteric ABS buying frenzy

Prolonged low interest rates and more mature whole business and container industries have drawn investors to play in the growing world of ‘non-traditional’ ABS, with demand for esoteric asset classes expected to stay strong in the second half of the year.

  • By Sasha Padbidri
  • 13 Jul 2017

Esoteric ABS, such as whole businesses and container leases, saw an increase in deal volume in the first half of the year, driving the broader esoteric sector past $18bn of issuance in 2017, up from $12bn in the same period of 2016, according to S&P Global Ratings analysts.

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GlobalCapital European securitization league table

Rank Lead Manager/Arranger Total Volume $m No. of Deals Share % by Volume
1 Bank of America Merrill Lynch (BAML) 4,755 19 11.75
2 Citi 4,288 14 10.60
3 Rabobank 2,633 4 6.51
4 Goldman Sachs 2,615 4 6.46
5 Barclays 2,603 8 6.43

Bookrunners of Global Structured Finance

Rank Lead Manager Amount $m No of issues Share %
  • Last updated
  • 24 Jul 2017
1 Bank of America Merrill Lynch 57,945.74 181 12.35%
2 Citi 57,243.86 174 12.20%
3 Wells Fargo Securities 48,214.86 152 10.28%
4 JPMorgan 33,301.70 114 7.10%
5 Credit Suisse 25,010.27 80 5.33%