Opportunity for arbitrage leads to rare Goldman Swiss franc deal

Goldman Sachs made a rare appearance in the Swiss franc market on Wednesday afternoon, leveraging its rarity value in the currency and strong name recognition to cut its cost of funding compared to dollars and euros.

  • 15 Nov 2012

“It looks like there’s decent arbitrage there compared to euros and dollars,” said a syndicate manager away from the trade. “They probably shaved off between 25bp and 30bp by issuing in Swiss francs.”

Credit Suisse and Goldman Sachs priced the Sfr250m ($264.3) 1.5% November 2018 bond at 110bp over ...

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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 9.53%
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%