Beyond the cookie cutter

The rally in European banks’ tier one paper has become a self fulfilling prophecy. Since the first wave of hybrid buybacks began in the fourth quarter, investors have inched up the price of securities in anticipation of more cash tenders to come.

  • 24 Feb 2012

As issuers rush out buybacks before the prices rise further, the rally is fed further. But the operations are becoming increasingly less attractive.

With each point that the securities climb, banks lose a potential point of capital generation from a sub-par buyback.

Some of them have skirted around this recently, ...

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All International Bonds

Rank Lead Manager Amount $m No of issues Share %
  • Last updated
  • 28 Nov 2016
1 JPMorgan 343,251.38 1510 8.61%
2 Citi 323,623.21 1201 8.12%
3 Bank of America Merrill Lynch 288,640.84 1039 7.24%
4 Barclays 284,272.60 939 7.13%
5 HSBC 241,990.66 994 6.07%

Bookrunners of All Syndicated Loans EMEA

Rank Lead Manager Amount $m No of issues Share %
  • Last updated
  • 29 Nov 2016
1 JPMorgan 41,457.25 68 7.46%
2 HSBC 35,073.34 130 6.31%
3 BNP Paribas 33,854.75 157 6.09%
4 UniCredit 33,033.86 153 5.94%
5 ING 23,664.97 130 4.26%

Bookrunners of all EMEA ECM Issuance

Rank Lead Manager Amount $m No of issues Share %
  • Last updated
  • 29 Nov 2016
1 JPMorgan 17,674.88 93 10.70%
2 Goldman Sachs 14,180.33 72 8.59%
3 Bank of America Merrill Lynch 11,109.11 48 6.73%
4 Morgan Stanley 10,679.86 56 6.47%
5 UBS 9,841.05 49 5.96%