Pohjola ready to pounce on Samurai opportunity

Pohjola Bank could soon sell its debut Samurai bond, its head of group funding told EuroWeek Bank Finance this week. The Finnish bank revealed its intention to enter the Samurai market late last year but an unfavourable euro/yen cross-currency basis swap has so far thwarted any attempts at issuance. But there are now signs of an improvement in the rate.

  • 03 Apr 2013

“We are waiting for a good window to sell a Samurai bond,” said Lauri Lloniemi, head of group funding at Pohjola.

“At the end of last year the basis swap was pretty bad but since the start of this year it’s been going in the right direction. A Samurai ...

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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%