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Iosco regulatory recommendation heeds sell-side worries

The International Organisation of Securities Commissions has published a cautiously positive recommendation for regulators to introduce mandatory post-trade reporting for structured finance products.

  • 25 Sep 2009
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Iosco’s consultation paper says that jurisdictions "may wish to consider" trade by trade reporting and periodic aggregate information reporting, with "reasonable delays" and while preserving the anonymity of participants and withholding the volume of a trade.

Iosco also said that any such regime should be flexible, taking into account the liquidity or trading volume of a given product, whether or not it was publicly offered, the degree of standardisation, and the cost of implementing the reporting system. For instance, not all tranches of a given securitisation might be subject to the regime — only the most liquid.

The report is based on a survey of market participants and regulators and a roundtable held in May. Unsurprisingly, feedback from the buyside was largely positive, while sell-side respondents were mostly negative.

Supporters argued that implementing a system like the US’s Trace system for corporate bonds would aid price discovery in structured finance and shift the balance of power between dealers and end investors, which would in turn increase liquidity by encouraging more buyside participants.

Detractors argued that it would discourage dealers from making markets by reducing their information advantage and potentially revealing their strategy. The eclectic and illiquid nature of the structured finance market also made post-trade reporting less useful for price discovery and valuation than in more homogeneous markets, they argued.

Iosco is accepting comments on the report until November 13.

  • 25 Sep 2009

Bookrunners of Global Covered Bonds

Rank Lead Manager Amount $m No of issues Share %
  • Last updated
  • 28 Jul 2015
1 HSBC 8,630.49 41 6.45%
2 Natixis 8,446.58 47 6.32%
3 RBC Capital Markets 7,558.96 24 5.65%
4 UBS 6,942.22 40 5.19%
5 BNP Paribas 6,916.55 29 5.17%

Bookrunners of Global FIG

Rank Lead Manager Amount $m No of issues Share %
  • Last updated
  • 27 Jul 2015
1 JPMorgan 61,700.03 267 7.44%
2 Citi 57,162.57 286 6.90%
3 Goldman Sachs 51,784.22 214 6.25%
4 Morgan Stanley 48,061.03 212 5.80%
5 Bank of America Merrill Lynch 47,623.90 210 5.74%

Bookrunners of Dollar Denominated FIG

Rank Lead Manager Amount $m No of issues Share %
  • Last updated
  • 28 Jul 2015
1 Goldman Sachs 15,440.75 36 7.93%
2 Deutsche Bank 15,024.48 53 7.72%
3 UBS 13,015.99 28 6.69%
4 SG Corporate & Investment Banking 10,628.40 30 5.46%
5 BNP Paribas 9,545.15 31 4.91%

Bookrunners of Euro Denominated Covered Bond Above €500m

Rank Lead Manager Amount $m No of issues Share %
  • Last updated
  • 28 Jul 2015
1 Natixis 5,584.44 26 8.66%
2 BNP Paribas 5,093.51 19 7.90%
3 HSBC 4,165.96 18 6.46%
4 Credit Agricole CIB 3,701.66 16 5.74%
5 UBS 3,517.95 15 5.45%

Global FIG Revenue

Rank Lead Manager Amount $m No of issues Share %
  • Last updated
  • 27 Jul 2015
1 Goldman Sachs 624.95 581 7.05%
2 JPMorgan 576.59 883 6.50%
3 Citi 526.92 880 5.94%
4 Bank of America Merrill Lynch 501.95 862 5.66%
5 Morgan Stanley 501.06 951 5.65%

Bookrunners of European Subordinated FIG

Rank Lead Manager Amount €m No of issues Share %
  • Last updated
  • 28 Jul 2015
1 Deutsche Bank 5,658.62 18 10.63%
2 UBS 5,456.98 10 10.25%
3 HSBC 5,068.63 11 9.52%
4 Credit Agricole CIB 4,884.74 6 9.18%
5 JPMorgan 3,766.09 19 7.08%