Swiss Re set to bring insurance sector’s first permanent writedown Coco

Swiss Re is meeting investors in its home country on Monday on the final day of the roadshow for a potential contingent capital trade, which is set to be the first Coco from an insurance issuer to feature permanent writedown. Bankers say the deal could inspire more issuance from insurers looking for a more efficient alternative to catastrophe bonds.

  • 04 Mar 2013
Holders of the bond will be wiped out if the issuer’s solvency, according to the Swiss Solvency Test, falls below a certain threshold, expected to be 125%. Swiss Re has issued Cocos before, but they are convertible to equity at the issuer’s behest, rather than featuring a hard ...

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Bookrunners of Global Covered Bonds

Rank Lead Manager Amount $m No of issues Share %
  • Last updated
  • 18 Jul 2017
1 HSBC 7,819.38 34 5.99%
2 Commerzbank Group 6,569.87 40 5.03%
3 UniCredit 6,402.82 51 4.90%
4 Credit Agricole CIB 6,251.64 29 4.79%
5 LBBW 6,101.10 27 4.67%

Bookrunners of Global FIG

Rank Lead Manager Amount $m No of issues Share %
  • Last updated
  • 17 Jul 2017
1 JPMorgan 150,125.79 696 6.45%
2 Morgan Stanley 148,945.43 628 6.40%
3 Goldman Sachs 141,512.99 757 6.08%
4 Citi 139,755.65 854 6.00%
5 Bank of America Merrill Lynch 130,842.74 595 5.62%

Bookrunners of Dollar Denominated FIG

Rank Lead Manager Amount $m No of issues Share %
  • Last updated
  • 18 Jul 2017
1 Citi 46,002.89 257 9.90%
2 Goldman Sachs 45,907.69 242 9.88%
3 Morgan Stanley 45,559.38 178 9.81%
4 JPMorgan 44,542.40 200 9.59%
5 Bank of America Merrill Lynch 42,865.90 179 9.23%

Bookrunners of Euro Denominated Covered Bond Above €500m

Rank Lead Manager Amount $m No of issues Share %
  • Last updated
  • 18 Jul 2017
1 LBBW 5,014.64 17 7.40%
2 SG Corporate & Investment Banking 4,741.46 19 7.00%
3 Credit Agricole CIB 4,590.25 17 6.78%
4 BNP Paribas 4,566.36 14 6.74%
5 Commerzbank Group 4,066.97 16 6.00%

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
  • 18 Jul 2017
1 HSBC 7,627.65 26 6.98%
2 Barclays 5,339.12 17 4.88%
3 Credit Suisse 3,754.01 17 3.43%
4 BNP Paribas 3,630.97 18 3.32%
5 Citi 3,502.60 28 3.20%