Insurers in shift from equities to bonds, IAIS finds

The world’s largest insurers and reinsurers are allocating more of their investment portfolios to bonds than they were before the crisis, a report from the industry’s global oversight body has found. The shift has come largely at the expense of equity investments.

  • 03 Oct 2012

Insurers held 61% of their portfolios in fixed income investments last year. That was a five point increase from 2007, according to data released on Wednesday by the International Association of Insurance Supervisors.

At the same time, insurers are holding more of these bonds in their available-for-sale portfolios, with ...

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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%