UBS to buy back toxic SPV as profits rise

UBS announced on Tuesday that it intended to buy back the special purpose vehicle set up by the Swiss National Bank in 2008 to manage the bank’s toxic assets in the fallout of the Lehman Brothers collapse. The bank made the announcement along with the posting of its second quarter results, which saw profitability gains hindered by litigation and impairment charges.

  • By Nathan Collins
  • 01 Aug 2013

The bank plans to exercise its option to acquire the SNB StabFund’s equity in the final quarter of the year in order to boost its Basel III capital ratio. The ratio stands at 11.2% and the bank estimates the acquisition of the StabFund will increase that by 70bp-90bp.

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Bookrunners of Global Covered Bonds

Rank Lead Manager Amount $m No of issues Share %
  • Last updated
  • 25 Jul 2017
1 HSBC 8,309.08 35 6.30%
2 Commerzbank Group 6,569.87 40 4.98%
3 BNP Paribas 6,477.17 27 4.91%
4 UniCredit 6,430.57 52 4.88%
5 Credit Agricole CIB 6,251.64 29 4.74%

Bookrunners of Global FIG

Rank Lead Manager Amount $m No of issues Share %
  • Last updated
  • 24 Jul 2017
1 Morgan Stanley 74,213.88 260 7.84%
2 Goldman Sachs 64,933.87 304 6.86%
3 Bank of America Merrill Lynch 62,989.59 218 6.65%
4 Citi 60,634.12 338 6.40%
5 JPMorgan 59,116.26 268 6.24%

Bookrunners of Dollar Denominated FIG

Rank Lead Manager Amount $m No of issues Share %
  • Last updated
  • 25 Jul 2017
1 Morgan Stanley 56,343.49 184 11.10%
2 Citi 53,003.67 262 10.44%
3 Bank of America Merrill Lynch 50,199.23 181 9.89%
4 Goldman Sachs 49,824.41 248 9.81%
5 JPMorgan 49,005.73 204 9.65%

Bookrunners of Euro Denominated Covered Bond Above €500m

Rank Lead Manager Amount $m No of issues Share %
  • Last updated
  • 25 Jul 2017
1 LBBW 5,014.64 17 7.54%
2 SG Corporate & Investment Banking 4,741.46 19 7.13%
3 Credit Agricole CIB 4,590.25 17 6.91%
4 BNP Paribas 4,566.36 14 6.87%
5 Commerzbank Group 4,066.97 16 6.12%

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
  • 25 Jul 2017
1 JPMorgan 1,110.74 50 27.87%
2 Citi 622.92 15 15.63%
3 Deutsche Bank 499.78 5 12.54%
4 TD Securities Inc 397.10 7 9.96%
5 Nomura 360.08 7 9.03%