BNP Pitches U.S.-Managed CDO in Europe, Asia

BNP Paribas is road showing a collateralized debt obligation in Europe and Asia managed by BlackRock Financial Management, the U.S. manager with over USD414 billion under management.

  • 03 Feb 2006
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BNP Paribas is road showing a collateralized debt obligation in Europe and Asia managed by BlackRock Financial Management, the U.S. manager with over USD414 billion under management. Nicolas Christen, senior structurer at BNP in London, said investors in these regions are hungry for synthetic transactions managed by U.S. groups. "In a market where CDO portfolios usually comprise a majority of U.S. assets, and at a time when U.S. credits offer higher spreads, bringing a U.S. manager to the market makes sense," he said.

The EUR325 million CDO, called Palladium, offers AAA to BBB-rated notes linked to a portfolio of predominately investment-grade U.S. corporates, with a spattering of emerging-market sovereign exposures. BlackRock will manage the portfolio throughout the life of the seven-year trade and has the ability to short up to 10% of the underlying. Officials from BlackRock in New York did not return calls by press time.

Palladium is expected to be priced next week and is being marketed in Asia and Europe to banks, insurance companies and funds. Notes will be issued in euros, U.S. dollars or yen. "We expect a first issuance mid February followed by taps," Christen said.
  • 03 Feb 2006

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Rank Lead Manager Amount $m No of issues Share %
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  • 24 Jul 2017
1 Citi 253,106.92 930 8.89%
2 JPMorgan 230,914.50 1036 8.11%
3 Bank of America Merrill Lynch 221,389.46 762 7.78%
4 Goldman Sachs 171,499.26 554 6.03%
5 Barclays 169,046.60 646 5.94%

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Rank Lead Manager Amount $m No of issues Share %
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1 HSBC 27,039.93 106 7.36%
2 Deutsche Bank 25,125.19 81 6.84%
3 Bank of America Merrill Lynch 23,128.33 61 6.29%
4 BNP Paribas 19,315.94 110 5.26%
5 Credit Agricole CIB 18,706.93 106 5.09%

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Rank Lead Manager Amount $m No of issues Share %
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  • 25 Jul 2017
1 JPMorgan 13,488.13 59 8.47%
2 Citi 11,496.21 73 7.22%
3 UBS 11,302.86 45 7.09%
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5 Goldman Sachs 10,434.21 54 6.55%