Equity Research-Linked Structures Arrive In Asia

Merrill Lynch has launched Asian and Japanese research indexes that it is taking to investors in the form of over-the-counter structured investments.

  • 09 Feb 2007
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Merrill Lynch has launched Asian and Japanese research indexes that it is taking to investors in the form of over-the-counter structured investments. Similar structures, referencing indices based on stocks picked by in-house equity analysts, have been launched in the U.S. by Merrill and other firms (DW, 10/13). The index takes all of the buy-rated stocks from Merrill's research recommendations.

The indexes, managed entirely by research teams, are "our highest conviction stocks" according to Abhinav Gorawara, managing director of structured equity solutions.

Gorawara said that he believed that Merrill was the first to do this for Asia and Japan and has done several OTC deals on the index already, declining to disclose details.

  • 09 Feb 2007

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
  • 16 May 2017
1 JPMorgan 8,369.56 33 8.53%
2 UBS 8,282.28 33 8.44%
3 Citi 6,605.58 44 6.74%
4 Goldman Sachs 6,444.85 31 6.57%
5 Bank of America Merrill Lynch 6,215.31 24 6.34%