Banks seize liquidity but fear brief calm is just eye of storm

The issuance valves were wrenched open this week and a flood of covered bonds and senior FIG paper was released on to a thirsty market. But, far from signifying that the worst is over, this surge — after weeks of inactivity — suggests that borrowers fear conditions will deteriorate further.

  • 11 Jun 2010

In these circumstances, it pays to seize any window of opportunity and issue debt whenever possible.

The principle of "liquidity now, not later" guided financial issuers this week. Funding officials were prepared to be more flexible, no longer quibbling over every last basis point and not insisting on ...

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Bookrunners of Global Covered Bonds

Rank Lead Manager Amount $m No of issues Share %
  • Last updated
  • 18 Jul 2017
1 HSBC 7,819.38 34 5.99%
2 Commerzbank Group 6,569.87 40 5.03%
3 UniCredit 6,402.82 51 4.90%
4 Credit Agricole CIB 6,251.64 29 4.79%
5 LBBW 6,101.10 27 4.67%

Bookrunners of Global FIG

Rank Lead Manager Amount $m No of issues Share %
  • Last updated
  • 17 Jul 2017
1 JPMorgan 150,125.79 696 6.45%
2 Morgan Stanley 148,945.43 628 6.40%
3 Goldman Sachs 141,512.99 757 6.08%
4 Citi 139,755.65 854 6.00%
5 Bank of America Merrill Lynch 130,842.74 595 5.62%

Bookrunners of Dollar Denominated FIG

Rank Lead Manager Amount $m No of issues Share %
  • Last updated
  • 18 Jul 2017
1 Citi 46,002.89 257 9.90%
2 Goldman Sachs 45,907.69 242 9.88%
3 Morgan Stanley 45,559.38 178 9.81%
4 JPMorgan 44,542.40 200 9.59%
5 Bank of America Merrill Lynch 42,865.90 179 9.23%

Bookrunners of Euro Denominated Covered Bond Above €500m

Rank Lead Manager Amount $m No of issues Share %
  • Last updated
  • 18 Jul 2017
1 LBBW 5,014.64 17 7.40%
2 SG Corporate & Investment Banking 4,741.46 19 7.00%
3 Credit Agricole CIB 4,590.25 17 6.78%
4 BNP Paribas 4,566.36 14 6.74%
5 Commerzbank Group 4,066.97 16 6.00%

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
  • 18 Jul 2017
1 HSBC 7,627.65 26 6.98%
2 Barclays 5,339.12 17 4.88%
3 Credit Suisse 3,754.01 17 3.43%
4 BNP Paribas 3,630.97 18 3.32%
5 Citi 3,502.60 28 3.20%