Rating agencies are the children of Babel

Regulators have called for the rating agencies to form a trade body to represent them. This would make negotiations on reforming the agencies easier. But the agencies are inherently diverse, even conflicting — some, for example, are only paid by investors. Getting them to speak with one voice may be impossible.

  • 10 Jun 2008

At the Global ABS conference in Cannes last week, Michel Prada, the outgoing chairman of the technical committee for the International Organisation of Securities Commissions (IOSCO), beseeched the rating agencies to form their own industry association.

Not a typical thing for a regulator to suggest, perhaps — but Prada ...

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Bookrunners of International Emerging Market DCM

Rank Lead Manager Amount $m No of issues Share %
  • Last updated
  • 29 May 2017
1 Citi 31,686.78 147 9.89%
2 HSBC 28,689.30 158 8.96%
3 JPMorgan 28,398.18 123 8.87%
4 Deutsche Bank 18,175.84 65 5.67%
5 Standard Chartered Bank 15,878.92 95 4.96%

Bookrunners of LatAm Emerging Market DCM

Rank Lead Manager Amount $m No of issues Share %
  • Last updated
  • 16 May 2017
1 Citi 7,891.26 23 14.39%
2 JPMorgan 6,469.14 26 11.80%
3 Morgan Stanley 4,879.44 17 8.90%
4 HSBC 4,803.80 12 8.76%
5 Bank of America Merrill Lynch 4,270.90 19 7.79%

Bookrunners of CEEMEA International Bonds

Rank Lead Manager Amount $m No of issues Share %
  • Last updated
  • 23 May 2017
1 JPMorgan 12,475.95 47 12.71%
2 Citi 12,387.42 44 12.62%
3 HSBC 8,280.73 41 8.44%
4 Deutsche Bank 6,905.70 15 7.04%
5 Standard Chartered Bank 5,686.63 26 5.79%

EMEA M&A Revenue

Rank Lead Manager Amount $m No of issues Share %
  • Last updated
  • 02 May 2016
1 JPMorgan 195.08 50 10.55%
2 Goldman Sachs 162.26 37 8.77%
3 Morgan Stanley 141.22 46 7.64%
4 Bank of America Merrill Lynch 114.20 33 6.18%
5 Citi 95.36 35 5.16%

Bookrunners of Central and Eastern Europe: Loans

Rank Lead Manager Amount $m No of issues Share %
  • Last updated
  • 23 May 2017
1 Bank of America Merrill Lynch 929.36 4 8.03%
2 ING 872.17 7 7.53%
3 SG Corporate & Investment Banking 839.92 7 7.25%
4 Credit Suisse 832.77 5 7.19%
5 UniCredit 793.78 7 6.85%

Bookrunners of India DCM

Rank Lead Manager Amount $m No of issues Share %
  • Last updated
  • 24 May 2017
1 AXIS Bank 3,917.94 61 15.95%
2 Trust Investment Advisors 3,216.02 74 13.09%
3 ICICI Bank 2,356.13 61 9.59%
4 Standard Chartered Bank 2,261.01 21 9.21%
5 HDFC Bank 1,552.43 41 6.32%