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Tight repo leads to fears of failed covered bond trades

The secondary market in short dated covered bonds is in danger of breaking, and though it is not there yet, there are concerns over ‘forced delivery squeezes’ in the repo market which may lead to failed trades.

  • 03 Feb 2012

It has always been the intention of the European Central Bank to improve liquidity, but bankers say it could do better. As it stands, covered bonds could risk becoming almost like a private placement market.

Few covered bond traders have any inventory on their books and they are ...

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Bookrunners of Global Covered Bonds

Rank Lead Manager Amount $m No of issues Share %
  • Last updated
  • 25 Aug 2015
1 HSBC 9,624.51 46 6.67%
2 Natixis 8,394.32 47 5.81%
3 RBC Capital Markets 7,713.90 25 5.34%
4 UBS 7,707.02 46 5.34%
5 BNP Paribas 6,916.55 29 4.79%

Bookrunners of Global FIG

Rank Lead Manager Amount $m No of issues Share %
  • Last updated
  • 24 Aug 2015
1 JPMorgan 64,872.50 293 7.19%
2 Citi 60,978.61 309 6.76%
3 Goldman Sachs 55,828.30 245 6.19%
4 Bank of America Merrill Lynch 55,296.16 237 6.13%
5 Morgan Stanley 52,219.10 232 5.79%

Bookrunners of Dollar Denominated FIG

Rank Lead Manager Amount $m No of issues Share %
  • Last updated
  • 25 Aug 2015
1 Goldman Sachs 15,913.78 39 7.75%
2 Deutsche Bank 15,495.14 58 7.55%
3 UBS 13,015.99 28 6.34%
4 SG Corporate & Investment Banking 11,006.37 32 5.36%
5 Credit Agricole CIB 10,200.23 29 4.97%

Bookrunners of Euro Denominated Covered Bond Above €500m

Rank Lead Manager Amount $m No of issues Share %
  • Last updated
  • 25 Aug 2015
1 Natixis 5,532.17 26 8.10%
2 BNP Paribas 5,093.51 19 7.45%
3 HSBC 4,849.58 20 7.10%
4 Commerzbank Group 3,873.90 18 5.67%
5 Credit Agricole CIB 3,701.66 16 5.42%

Global FIG Revenue

Rank Lead Manager Amount $m No of issues Share %
  • Last updated
  • 24 Aug 2015
1 Goldman Sachs 691.76 664 7.00%
2 JPMorgan 638.31 966 6.46%
3 Citi 604.81 972 6.12%
4 Morgan Stanley 580.19 1060 5.87%
5 Bank of America Merrill Lynch 560.29 963 5.67%

Bookrunners of European Subordinated FIG

Rank Lead Manager Amount €m No of issues Share %
  • Last updated
  • 25 Aug 2015
1 HSBC 6,580.15 14 5.06%
2 Deutsche Bank 5,813.49 20 4.47%
3 UBS 5,536.85 11 4.26%
4 BNP Paribas 5,047.07 14 3.88%
5 Credit Agricole CIB 4,884.74 6 3.75%