EC pushes forward on sovereign ABS plan

The European Commission is moving ahead with plans to develop sovereign bond-backed securities — which some market watchers have dubbed a “common eurozone safe asset”. The efforts come despite the idea being met with disdain from sovereign debt management offices (DMOs) earlier this year.

  • By Craig McGlashan, Jean Comte
  • 04 Oct 2017

A draft communication seen by GlobalCapital from the European Commission to the European Parliament and other European bodies on completing the Banking Union outlines plans for an “enabling framework for the development of sovereign bond-backed securities (SBBS)”.

The Commission wants to increase the diversity of banks’ sovereign holdings, ...

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European Sovereign Bonds

Rank Lead Manager Amount €m No of issues Share %
  • Last updated
  • Today
1 Citi 17,773.39 25 9.05%
2 HSBC 16,094.53 24 8.19%
3 BNP Paribas 14,513.99 21 7.39%
4 Barclays 14,014.48 21 7.13%
5 Goldman Sachs 13,328.33 24 6.78%

Dollar Denominated SSA (Excl US Agency)

Rank Lead Manager Amount $m No of issues Share %
  • Last updated
  • Today
1 JPMorgan 48,143.17 117 11.92%
2 Citi 45,631.49 117 11.30%
3 HSBC 32,619.65 76 8.08%
4 Bank of America Merrill Lynch 31,796.56 92 7.88%
5 Deutsche Bank 26,169.34 61 6.48%

Bookrunners of Euro Denominated SSA (Excl US Agency)

Rank Lead Manager Amount $m No of issues Share %
  • Last updated
  • Today
1 HSBC 32,369.73 94 7.26%
2 UniCredit 32,161.79 106 7.22%
3 Goldman Sachs 31,301.28 81 7.02%
4 BNP Paribas 30,965.57 63 6.95%
5 Barclays 30,125.25 71 6.76%

Bookrunners of Global SSA (Excl US Agency)

Rank Lead Manager Amount $m No of issues Share %
  • Last updated
  • Today
1 JPMorgan 86,363.02 489 7.38%
2 Citi 86,161.20 295 7.36%
3 HSBC 75,912.57 258 6.48%
4 Bank of America Merrill Lynch 62,681.73 193 5.35%
5 Barclays 59,041.67 186 5.04%