Bank capital the next step for green after senior success

Banks have ramped up their use of green senior bonds in the fourth quarter of 2017, with many of their latest offerings sporting fantastic results in terms of pricing. But, as Tyler Davies reports, European financial institutions have yet to mix the principles of green finance with the tenets of bank capital — an experiment that could be even more beneficial for everyone involved in the growing green bond market.

  • By Tyler Davies
  • 09 Nov 2017

Berlin Hyp, Mizuho, Sumitomo Mitsui Financial Group (SMFG), Swedbank and, most recently, Barclays have all chosen the senior unsecured format for new green bonds, with the market exploding into life with a combined €2.5bn of issuance already this quarter 

Westpac also went on the road on Thursday ...

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Bookrunners of Global Covered Bonds

Rank Lead Manager Amount $m No of issues Share %
  • Last updated
  • Today
1 HSBC 11,393.91 58 6.10%
2 UniCredit 9,392.63 73 5.03%
3 BNP Paribas 8,680.07 42 4.65%
4 Commerzbank Group 8,017.52 51 4.29%
5 LBBW 7,853.79 46 4.21%

Bookrunners of Global FIG

Rank Lead Manager Amount $m No of issues Share %
  • Last updated
  • Today
1 Morgan Stanley 101,227.56 407 7.05%
2 Citi 93,364.44 533 6.50%
3 Goldman Sachs 92,877.06 482 6.47%
4 Bank of America Merrill Lynch 88,108.47 363 6.14%
5 JPMorgan 83,098.88 394 5.79%

Bookrunners of Dollar Denominated FIG

Rank Lead Manager Amount $m No of issues Share %
  • Last updated
  • Today
1 Citi 80,666.11 411 11.00%
2 Goldman Sachs 71,709.95 406 9.78%
3 Bank of America Merrill Lynch 71,286.77 308 9.72%
4 Morgan Stanley 70,689.24 298 9.64%
5 JPMorgan 69,672.34 305 9.50%

Bookrunners of Euro Denominated Covered Bond Above €500m

Rank Lead Manager Amount $m No of issues Share %
  • Last updated
  • Today
1 SG Corporate & Investment Banking 5,543.24 22 6.41%
2 LBBW 5,487.17 19 6.34%
3 BNP Paribas 5,467.55 18 6.32%
4 Credit Agricole CIB 5,313.69 20 6.14%
5 Commerzbank Group 4,830.70 19 5.59%

Global FIG Revenue

Rank Lead Manager Amount $m No of issues Share %
  • Last updated
  • 02 May 2016
1 Morgan Stanley 365.83 497 7.62%
2 JPMorgan 332.66 618 6.92%
3 Bank of America Merrill Lynch 299.89 590 6.24%
4 Goldman Sachs 276.71 375 5.76%
5 Citi 264.54 592 5.51%

Bookrunners of European Subordinated FIG

Rank Lead Manager Amount €m No of issues Share %
  • Last updated
  • Today
1 Barclays 9,461.63 27 13.12%
2 HSBC 8,882.01 36 12.32%
3 BNP Paribas 5,367.46 26 7.44%
4 Citi 4,542.03 36 6.30%
5 Credit Suisse 4,325.15 22 6.00%