Scope sees low rates as 'seeds of next crisis'

Low interest rates will drive banks up the risk curve in search of higher yields to boost lagging earnings, Scope Ratings has said, though it sees the European banking sector entering 2014 on safer ground.

  • By Tom Porter
  • 06 Dec 2013

The ratings agency said that while low rates were helping borrowers make payments on loans and keeping many European economies from deteriorating further, they were suppressing banks’ earnings and would push them into higher risk activities to escape low margins and volumes.

“Many banks, considering that the ...

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Bookrunners of Global Covered Bonds

Rank Lead Manager Amount $m No of issues Share %
  • Last updated
  • 28 Mar 2017
1 HSBC 4,036.16 16 6.04%
2 Commerzbank Group 4,025.24 24 6.02%
3 SG Corporate & Investment Banking 3,839.27 16 5.74%
4 LBBW 3,832.35 17 5.73%
5 UniCredit 3,441.32 25 5.15%

Bookrunners of Global FIG

Rank Lead Manager Amount $m No of issues Share %
  • Last updated
  • 27 Mar 2017
1 Goldman Sachs 34,651.03 126 7.97%
2 Morgan Stanley 29,177.75 109 6.71%
3 Bank of America Merrill Lynch 27,006.26 91 6.21%
4 JPMorgan 25,239.23 117 5.80%
5 HSBC 22,669.48 102 5.21%

Bookrunners of Dollar Denominated FIG

Rank Lead Manager Amount $m No of issues Share %
  • Last updated
  • 21 Mar 2017
1 Goldman Sachs 22,807.51 94
2 Morgan Stanley 21,009.07 69
3 JPMorgan 19,370.83 76
4 Bank of America Merrill Lynch 19,244.14 67
5 Citi 18,801.67 99

Bookrunners of Euro Denominated Covered Bond Above €500m

Rank Lead Manager Amount $m No of issues Share %
  • Last updated
  • 28 Mar 2017
1 SG Corporate & Investment Banking 3,598.86 14 4.70%
2 LBBW 3,164.12 11 4.13%
3 Commerzbank Group 2,654.38 10 3.46%
4 BNP Paribas 2,465.63 8 3.22%
5 Credit Agricole CIB 2,428.94 10 3.17%

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
  • 28 Mar 2017
1 Credit Suisse 2,871.94 10 10.56%
2 BNP Paribas 2,621.82 10 9.64%
3 Barclays 2,342.82 7 8.62%
4 HSBC 2,079.93 15 7.65%
5 Bank of America Merrill Lynch 1,926.69 12 7.09%