Euro crisis solution 2: mutual guarantees

Merging all eurozone governments’ national debts into one Eurobond might solve the funding problems of struggling peripheral states. But there are two big objections to the idea. For the wealthy nations, giving up their own tightly priced debt issuance to fund through a vehicle shared with Italy and Spain might be too painful a sacrifice to bear.

  • 18 Nov 2011

And Eurobonds would also require a permanent pooling of sovereignty — probably with changes to national constitutions in many countries.

Such a change might be desirable at some point, but could be very difficult to negotiate at the speed needed to deal with a crisis. Indeed, hurrying into such ...

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European Sovereign Bonds

Rank Lead Manager Amount €m No of issues Share %
  • Last updated
  • Today
1 Citi 16,088.76 20 8.73%
2 HSBC 15,210.51 21 8.26%
3 BNP Paribas 13,600.58 19 7.38%
4 Barclays 13,491.76 19 7.32%
5 Goldman Sachs 12,661.40 23 6.87%

Dollar Denominated SSA (Excl US Agency)

Rank Lead Manager Amount $m No of issues Share %
  • Last updated
  • Today
1 Citi 40,045.00 103 11.63%
2 JPMorgan 39,221.51 105 11.39%
3 Bank of America Merrill Lynch 27,965.08 85 8.12%
4 HSBC 26,016.15 67 7.56%
5 Deutsche Bank 23,091.31 54 6.71%

Bookrunners of Euro Denominated SSA (Excl US Agency)

Rank Lead Manager Amount $m No of issues Share %
  • Last updated
  • Today
1 HSBC 31,938.44 91 7.68%
2 UniCredit 30,615.95 95 7.37%
3 Goldman Sachs 28,739.59 76 6.91%
4 BNP Paribas 28,348.17 57 6.82%
5 Barclays 26,617.69 64 6.40%

Bookrunners of Global SSA (Excl US Agency)

Rank Lead Manager Amount $m No of issues Share %
  • Last updated
  • Today
1 Citi 76,487.85 259 7.30%
2 JPMorgan 75,308.10 436 7.18%
3 HSBC 68,678.90 244 6.55%
4 Bank of America Merrill Lynch 58,136.30 178 5.55%
5 Barclays 53,257.86 172 5.08%