Fitch gets tough on retained ABS originators

ABS originators that have a track record of allowing ratings on retained deals to slide might have future ratings limited to below triple-A level, warned Fitch on Thursday. The rating agency’s note was a warning shot to originators that manipulate transaction contracts instead of fulfilling contractual provisions.

  • 06 Jan 2012

It highlighted the behaviour of some originators that structured ABS deals for European Central Bank repo. These deals are retained, or held entirely by the originator. That means it is easy for originators to pass resolutions restructuring deals, in contrast to marketed deals, which require lengthy noteholder approvals.

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Bookrunners of Global Covered Bonds

Rank Lead Manager Amount $m No of issues Share %
  • Last updated
  • Today
1 HSBC 10,366.35 53 6.17%
2 UniCredit 8,290.73 65 4.94%
3 BNP Paribas 7,574.73 35 4.51%
4 LBBW 7,401.08 42 4.41%
5 Commerzbank Group 7,314.58 47 4.35%

Bookrunners of Global FIG

Rank Lead Manager Amount $m No of issues Share %
  • Last updated
  • Today
1 Morgan Stanley 91,301.25 371 7.11%
2 Bank of America Merrill Lynch 82,995.76 326 6.47%
3 Citi 82,538.37 489 6.43%
4 Goldman Sachs 77,417.62 435 6.03%
5 JPMorgan 74,820.44 359 5.83%

Bookrunners of Dollar Denominated FIG

Rank Lead Manager Amount $m No of issues Share %
  • Last updated
  • Today
1 Citi 70,640.47 376 10.97%
2 Bank of America Merrill Lynch 66,776.05 274 10.37%
3 Morgan Stanley 64,170.02 266 9.96%
4 JPMorgan 61,807.07 271 9.60%
5 Goldman Sachs 56,662.35 362 8.80%

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 6.98%
2 LBBW 5,487.17 19 6.90%
3 BNP Paribas 4,946.20 16 6.22%
4 Credit Agricole CIB 4,748.11 18 5.97%
5 Commerzbank Group 4,389.40 18 5.52%

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 13.47%
2 HSBC 8,632.25 34 12.71%
3 BNP Paribas 4,721.16 25 6.95%
4 Citi 4,398.19 35 6.48%
5 Credit Suisse 4,219.22 21 6.21%