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
  • Today
1 HSBC 10,856.90 55 6.31%
2 UniCredit 8,379.23 66 4.87%
3 BNP Paribas 7,918.03 38 4.61%
4 Commerzbank Group 7,805.13 49 4.54%
5 LBBW 7,738.70 45 4.50%

Bookrunners of Global FIG

Rank Lead Manager Amount $m No of issues Share %
  • Last updated
  • Today
1 Morgan Stanley 96,135.23 376 7.34%
2 Citi 84,976.88 498 6.49%
3 Bank of America Merrill Lynch 83,537.64 328 6.38%
4 Goldman Sachs 80,248.79 441 6.13%
5 JPMorgan 76,164.92 364 5.82%

Bookrunners of Dollar Denominated FIG

Rank Lead Manager Amount $m No of issues Share %
  • Last updated
  • Today
1 Citi 73,003.66 384 11.02%
2 Bank of America Merrill Lynch 67,317.92 276 10.16%
3 Morgan Stanley 65,732.49 269 9.92%
4 JPMorgan 63,159.52 276 9.54%
5 Goldman Sachs 59,493.52 368 8.98%

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 6.82%
2 LBBW 5,487.17 19 6.75%
3 BNP Paribas 4,946.20 16 6.09%
4 Commerzbank Group 4,830.70 19 5.95%
5 Credit Agricole CIB 4,748.11 18 5.84%

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 9,144.21 24 13.25%
2 HSBC 8,738.18 35 12.66%
3 BNP Paribas 4,721.16 25 6.84%
4 Citi 4,398.19 35 6.37%
5 Credit Suisse 4,325.15 22 6.27%