Firms Examine FX Risk In CDOs

  • 12 Aug 2002
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Credit Suisse First Boston and JPMorgan are looking at ways to reduce the foreign exchange risk in synthetic collateralized debt obligations to improve the efficiency of the structure. At the moment CDO structurers get a conservative rating where deliverable obligations can be in several currencies, because a shift in the exchange rate could alter the real recovery rate, said Irene Ho-Moore, managing director at Standard & Poor's in London.

Officials at JPMorgan said it has started to address the issue using quantoed credit-default swaps. This is a credit-default swap with an embedded foreign exchange option, which is delta hedged. The firm already uses asset swaps in true sale transactions, which convert all interest and principal payments into the required currency at a set rate.

An official at CSFB said it is looking at this now and would hope to bring out deals in the coming weeks with new models. The official declined to elaborate on the model.

  • 12 Aug 2002

All International Bonds

Rank Lead Manager Amount $m No of issues Share %
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1 Citi 315,565.94 1183 8.89%
2 JPMorgan 288,650.70 1316 8.13%
3 Bank of America Merrill Lynch 284,218.69 988 8.01%
4 Goldman Sachs 215,758.12 710 6.08%
5 Barclays 207,555.74 805 5.85%

Bookrunners of All Syndicated Loans EMEA

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1 Deutsche Bank 31,971.88 102 6.82%
2 HSBC 31,420.91 141 6.70%
3 Bank of America Merrill Lynch 28,468.55 82 6.07%
4 BNP Paribas 24,740.49 136 5.28%
5 SG Corporate & Investment Banking 22,195.55 122 4.73%

Bookrunners of all EMEA ECM Issuance

Rank Lead Manager Amount $m No of issues Share %
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1 JPMorgan 16,040.76 69 8.23%
2 Morgan Stanley 15,028.69 75 7.71%
3 UBS 14,195.29 55 7.28%
4 Citi 13,827.82 85 7.09%
5 Goldman Sachs 12,113.98 67 6.21%