Structured Credit House Of The Year

  • 20 Jun 2008
Email a colleague
Request a PDF
Barclays CapitalWith doom and gloom characterizing U.S. and European markets, Barclays Capital has been a standout this year with its efforts in Asia. It made headlines when it completed the first onshore credit-default swap in China, a trade seen as a foundation for the creation of onshore collateralized loan obligations. Eric Slighton, ex-managing director and head of Asia Pacific credit derivatives in Hong Kong, was behind the structuring of the deal.  Deutsche BankMarket participants named Deutsche Bank as the dominant player in the market with the best execution. "Deutsche Bank is consistent with providing liquidity," one investor said. The bank was among the most active traders of European CDO paper, executing at all levels of the capital structure ­ even throughout the credit crunch. The firm also was active in global principal finance, where it structured and underwrote innovate 20-year financing for Paniolo Cable Company; emerging markets, where it completed the biggest trade ever on Ukrainian Bank and underwrote a five-year BRL150 million acquisition financing in Brazil's auto industry; and Asia Pacific, where its CLN business increased 200% year-on-year.  Lehman BrothersLehman Brothers has bulked up in the space, for instance by hiring George Sun last August as head of global product sales, ex-Japan, who is known as a big name in the market. "Lehman has moved toward a more client-driven business and away from the bespoke printing. It has adapted well to the tides of change in the structured credit space," one market participant said.   Merrill LynchMerrill has grown its structured credit business over the volatile year. "They were just not there a year ago and today they are very much there," said one client. Under the leadership of Manoo Halati in North America and Cyrus Korat in Europe, with structuring efforts led Mike Connor, the correlation business has come into its own. The desk is receptive to buysider requests and also a provider of liquidity, said one hedge fund official. "As Merrill was forced to clean up their book they emerged a better client solution shop," reflected another hedge fund official in New York.

Merrill has also moved to number one in notional tranche volumes for the last quarter.


Morgan Stanley

Morgan Stanley is another firm that received plaudits for its Asian structured prowess. Kevin Lepsoe, head of structuring for Asia, was singled out as an outstanding market participant and his team wrapped a string if private deals--many of which were principal-protected collateralized debt obligations. It also completed the first Korean won-linked collateralized debt obligation in early 2008.

  • 20 Jun 2008

All International Bonds

Rank Lead Manager Amount $m No of issues Share %
  • Last updated
  • 13 Mar 2017
1 JPMorgan 94,925.33 384 8.39%
2 Citi 87,531.58 331 7.74%
3 Bank of America Merrill Lynch 84,341.49 288 7.46%
4 Barclays 75,288.19 241 6.66%
5 Goldman Sachs 68,504.71 208 6.06%

Bookrunners of All Syndicated Loans EMEA

Rank Lead Manager Amount $m No of issues Share %
  • Last updated
  • 16 May 2017
1 Deutsche Bank 19,381.65 47 8.82%
2 Bank of America Merrill Lynch 18,968.25 36 8.63%
3 HSBC 18,103.95 50 8.24%
4 BNP Paribas 8,911.57 55 4.05%
5 SG Corporate & Investment Banking 8,885.00 54 4.04%

Bookrunners of all EMEA ECM Issuance

Rank Lead Manager Amount $m No of issues Share %
  • Last updated
  • 23 May 2017
1 JPMorgan 8,714.26 35 8.36%
2 UBS 8,283.47 33 7.95%
3 Goldman Sachs 7,736.57 37 7.42%
4 Citi 6,897.11 46 6.62%
5 Bank of America Merrill Lynch 6,215.31 24 5.96%