Qatari fears should not become paranoia

Emerging market loan bankers are used to a little political drama but the recent spat between the Saudi-led group of six Arab states and Qatar has caused doubts about whether to engage in deals with Qatari exposure. This stance is understandable for pure Qatari credits but the penumbra of uncertainty has now spread to entities at one remove from Qatar. Banks should not be put off lending.

  • By Bianca Boorer
  • 10 Oct 2017
On June 5, Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates, Bahrain, Egypt, Libya and Yemen severed diplomatic ties with Qatar over its alleged ties to terrorist groups. The move led many international banks to look again at their business in Qatar, wary of upsetting clients in the six states ...

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Global Syndicated Loan Volume

Rank Lead Manager Amount $m No of issues Share %
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1 Bank of America Merrill Lynch 310,650.35 1075 10.68%
2 JPMorgan 278,901.05 991 9.59%
3 Citi 195,254.47 608 6.71%
4 Wells Fargo Securities 158,232.94 729 5.44%
5 Barclays 113,761.01 485 3.91%

Bookrunners of Middle East and Africa Loans

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2 Citi 3,086.50 9 9.74%
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4 Industrial & Commercial Bank of China - ICBC 2,637.92 7 8.32%
5 China Development Bank Corp 2,162.50 2 6.82%

Bookrunners of European Leveraged Loans

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1 JPMorgan 17,630.48 71 7.17%
2 BNP Paribas 15,800.30 101 6.43%
3 Goldman Sachs 13,736.97 57 5.59%
4 HSBC 13,121.85 85 5.34%
5 Bank of America Merrill Lynch 12,513.39 58 5.09%

Bookrunners of European Marketed Syndicated Loans

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3 Bank of America Merrill Lynch 31,293.04 95 5.96%
4 BNP Paribas 27,578.61 168 5.25%
5 SG Corporate & Investment Banking 23,982.83 136 4.56%

Syndicated Loan Revenue - EMEA

Rank Lead Manager Amount $m No of issues Share %
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  • 18 Apr 2016
1 HSBC 35.45 69 6.71%
2 BNP Paribas 31.67 78 5.99%
3 ING 31.21 74 5.90%
4 Citi 22.60 36 4.27%
5 Deutsche Bank 21.89 32 4.14%