Euro/Dollar Vols Spike Briefly After G7 Meeting

  • 29 Sep 2003
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One-month euro/dollar implied volatility leapt to 12.2% on Monday last week from 10.6% but then sunk back to 10.65% by Thursday. The move came as a knock-on effect from the sharp moves in dollar/yen spot rates and one-month vols. The dollar depreciated against the euro, with spot rising to USD1.149 last Thursday from USD1.1255 the previous week.

One-month 25-delta risk reversals moved to 0.5% in favor of euro calls over euro puts from 0.2% over the same period. Traders said they had seen heavy volumes traded with business up 30-40% on the usual number of trades but not many exotic plays. Some of the business came from corporates repositioning hedges with few speculative trades.

Over the weekend a statement from the Group-of-Seven most industrialized nations said, "We emphasize that more flexibility in exchange rates is desirable for major countries or economic areas." As a result of this, dollar/yen broke through the JPY116 barrier that the Bank of Japan had been defending, causing volatility to rocket to 14% on Monday from 10.6% the previous Friday. Euro/dollar moved on the back of this. Giovanni Pillitteri, v.p. in foreign exchange options trading at Deutsche Bank in London, said the euro/dollar curve, however, has now flattened whereas other dollar curves remain inverted. This indicates the market thinks that euro/dollar volatilities will now stabilize. Andrew Chaveriat, technical analyst at BNP Paribas in New York, predicts dollar/yen will now stay around USD1.15 for the next month.

EUR/USD Spot & One-Month Implied Volatility

  • 29 Sep 2003

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
  • 14 Mar 2017
1 Bank of America Merrill Lynch 10,650.87 23 11.13%
2 Deutsche Bank 8,169.49 17 8.53%
3 HSBC 6,243.46 23 6.52%
4 Citi 4,355.35 13 4.55%
5 SG Corporate & Investment Banking 4,273.37 17 4.46%

Bookrunners of all EMEA ECM Issuance

Rank Lead Manager Amount $m No of issues Share %
  • Last updated
  • 21 Mar 2017
1 JPMorgan 5,440.56 17 10.74%
2 Deutsche Bank 4,468.97 23 8.82%
3 UBS 3,742.72 17 7.39%
4 Citi 3,393.89 23 6.70%
5 Goldman Sachs 3,360.93 18 6.63%