Swaps Liquidation Hits Mart Before Month-End

  • 03 Dec 2001
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The unwinding of swaps and futures led to massive movements in the over-the-counter interest-rate derivatives market last week, as some hedge funds and proprietary desks sold in advance of the end of the month when many, particularly in the U.S., close their books for the year. The activity led to substantial moves in all swap spreads. For example, in the U.S., the more liquid two-year spreads widened to 3.8% from 3.52% last Tuesday, a huge move when compared to the daily average of roughly seven basis points, according to traders and strategists. A relatively benign week of U.S. economic figures also contributed, leading punters to speculate interest rates may start to raise early next year.

The majority of the activity, however, centered on the more-liquid listed markets. More than a million short-end futures were traded on the London International Financial Futures and Options Exchange on Tuesday, an astronomical amount, roughly double the average daily volume, said Meyrick Chapman, a derivatives strategist at UBS Warburg in London.

  • 03 Dec 2001

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%