Emerging Mart Liquidity Hits Tight-Spread Barrier

  • 09 May 2006
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A liquid market for emerging-market collateralized debt obligation tranches is yet to materialize because tight spreads are stunting the number of deals being printed. "There is not the appetite for CDOs because compared to high-yield and crossover, spreads are too tight," said one London-based structurer. The price of protection on the CDX EM diversified, which comprises 40 equally-weighted sovereigns and corporates, is around 88 basis points, compared to 292 bps for the CDX North American High Yield index.
One European emerging-market fund manager said he uses the implied correlation of the index to track the performance of his investments, but has held off using the tranches to hedge. "The correlation between the index and our portfolio is not very high," he explained. "It's not putting our cash to good use."
  • 09 May 2006

All International Bonds

Rank Lead Manager Amount $m No of issues Share %
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1 Citi 390,564.78 1474 8.99%
2 JPMorgan 358,442.23 1626 8.25%
3 Bank of America Merrill Lynch 344,395.33 1215 7.93%
4 Goldman Sachs 257,185.44 862 5.92%
5 Barclays 252,851.12 991 5.82%

Bookrunners of All Syndicated Loans EMEA

Rank Lead Manager Amount $m No of issues Share %
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1 HSBC 36,645.46 176 6.31%
2 Deutsche Bank 36,386.11 128 6.26%
3 Bank of America Merrill Lynch 30,712.91 97 5.28%
4 BNP Paribas 30,600.75 184 5.27%
5 Barclays 30,394.96 86 5.23%

Bookrunners of all EMEA ECM Issuance

Rank Lead Manager Amount $m No of issues Share %
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1 JPMorgan 21,398.51 94 8.80%
2 Morgan Stanley 17,329.08 90 7.13%
3 Citi 16,974.50 104 6.98%
4 UBS 16,643.68 66 6.85%
5 Goldman Sachs 16,179.39 87 6.66%