Ireland urged to take nuclear option: dump broken banks

With the savage sell-off in peripheral eurozone sovereigns nearing a point of no return after Germany’s demand that the burden of debt restructuring be shared, bankers are calling for Ireland — where the government could soon lose its majority and Eu50bn-Eu60bn of guaranteed bank debt must be rolled over — to activate the nuclear option of dumping its banks to save itself.

  • 12 Nov 2010

"No one believes that the financial state of the banks is as stated in their balance sheets and yet the government stands behind them, which undermines the sovereign itself," said the head of one investment bank’s public sector debt business.

"The best solution is to retain Bank of Ireland ...

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European Sovereign Bonds

Rank Lead Manager Amount €m No of issues Share %
  • Last updated
  • 25 Jul 2017
1 Citi 14,891.10 17 9.36%
2 HSBC 13,214.67 18 8.30%
3 Barclays 12,759.91 17 8.02%
4 BNP Paribas 12,133.14 16 7.63%
5 JPMorgan 10,064.78 13 6.33%

Dollar Denominated SSA (Excl US Agency)

Rank Lead Manager Amount $m No of issues Share %
  • Last updated
  • 25 Jul 2017
1 Citi 34,249.78 84 12.02%
2 JPMorgan 30,938.47 81 10.86%
3 HSBC 22,416.83 55 7.87%
4 Bank of America Merrill Lynch 20,817.31 63 7.30%
5 Deutsche Bank 19,672.75 44 6.90%

Bookrunners of Euro Denominated SSA (Excl US Agency)

Rank Lead Manager Amount $m No of issues Share %
  • Last updated
  • 25 Jul 2017
1 BNP Paribas 44,660.25 134 7.09%
2 HSBC 43,386.57 158 6.89%
3 Barclays 42,008.53 135 6.67%
4 JPMorgan 39,789.56 124 6.31%
5 Citi 36,838.62 118 5.85%

Bookrunners of Global SSA (Excl US Agency)

Rank Lead Manager Amount $m No of issues Share %
  • Last updated
  • 24 Jul 2017
1 Citi 65,312.22 223 7.51%
2 JPMorgan 64,705.99 351 7.44%
3 HSBC 56,834.76 211 6.54%
4 Barclays 49,199.38 146 5.66%
5 Bank of America Merrill Lynch 46,028.22 140 5.29%