Solvency II capital requirements: evil, or stupid?

Afme’s response to the capital calibrations in Solvency II doesn’t inspire much confidence in the European Commission. On optimistic assumptions, their drafting has been thoughtless rather than malicious, but neither possibility is pleasing. What else is slipping through the net?

  • 15 Nov 2011

The Association for Financial Markets in Europe sent a strongly worded letter to the European Commission recently. The target was some obscure detail at the wonkish end of Solvency II — itself one of the most wonkish pieces of regulation in the pipeline.

The EC, Afme alleged, had ...

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Bookrunners of Global Covered Bonds

Rank Lead Manager Amount $m No of issues Share %
  • Last updated
  • Today
1 HSBC 9,615.99 43 6.16%
2 UniCredit 7,570.25 62 4.85%
3 LBBW 7,095.33 39 4.54%
4 Commerzbank Group 6,961.50 44 4.46%
5 BNP Paribas 6,833.59 30 4.38%

Bookrunners of Global FIG

Rank Lead Manager Amount $m No of issues Share %
  • Last updated
  • Today
1 Morgan Stanley 87,751.12 359 7.39%
2 Bank of America Merrill Lynch 77,372.46 295 6.51%
3 Goldman Sachs 74,944.59 398 6.31%
4 Citi 74,754.56 460 6.29%
5 JPMorgan 70,466.76 340 5.93%

Bookrunners of Dollar Denominated FIG

Rank Lead Manager Amount $m No of issues Share %
  • Last updated
  • Today
1 Morgan Stanley 63,836.41 259 10.46%
2 Citi 63,521.73 352 10.41%
3 Bank of America Merrill Lynch 63,391.02 250 10.39%
4 JPMorgan 58,458.79 260 9.58%
5 Goldman Sachs 54,650.14 327 8.96%

Bookrunners of Euro Denominated Covered Bond Above €500m

Rank Lead Manager Amount $m No of issues Share %
  • Last updated
  • Today
1 LBBW 5,487.17 19 7.34%
2 SG Corporate & Investment Banking 5,349.05 21 7.15%
3 BNP Paribas 4,566.36 14 6.10%
4 Credit Agricole CIB 4,553.92 17 6.09%
5 Commerzbank Group 4,242.73 17 5.67%

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 8,682.34 22 13.71%
2 HSBC 8,105.27 30 12.80%
3 BNP Paribas 4,343.93 23 6.86%
4 Credit Suisse 4,219.22 21 6.66%
5 Citi 4,059.10 33 6.41%