Latest ABS news

  • Sprint prices rare spectrum-backed ABS

    Wireless carrier Sprint Communications priced a $3.5bn securitization backed by a portion of the company’s spectrum on Thursday, as the company looks to raise money to pay down debt.

    • 20 Oct 2016
  • FCA meddles with league tables, IPO allocs

    The UK’s Financial Conduct Authority will look over some banks’ shoulders to make sure they are allocating IPOs fairly and is trying to get league table providers to reduce incentives for banks to engage in ‘league table trades’ in the MTN and equity block trades markets.

    • 20 Oct 2016
  • Would you go to Marcus for money?

    A bank masquerading as a start-up in the overcrowded marketplace lending industry seems like overkill, but Goldman Sachs is fighting an uphill battle to win the hearts of US borrowers, especially after being vilified during the 2008 financial crisis.

    • 20 Oct 2016
  • California ruling a boon for SLABS, MPL ABS

    A recent ruling in California in which the court rejected the argument that a bank that made loans on behalf of Sallie Mae was not the “true lender” is a boon for marketplace loan and student loan ABS made under partner-bank origination models.

    • 19 Oct 2016
  • US banks take centre stage in quiet FIG mart

    The FIG market turned its attention towards US and the Italy this week, as the European banks settled into blackout periods ahead of announcing third quarter results.

    • 19 Oct 2016
  • Orange Lake prices no-grow timeshare transaction

    A $176.189m timeshare securitization from Orange Lake Country Club Inc was priced on Tuesday, adding to the growing wave of esoteric ABS that has washed over the market in October.

    • 18 Oct 2016
  • Goldman Sachs reports jump in profits on back of strong trading

    Goldman Sachs reported third quarter earnings on Tuesday, posting a year-on-year increase in revenue on the back of improved conditions in its fixed income trading unit.

    • 18 Oct 2016
  • Consumer watchdog down but not out

    The reputation of the US Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) as a feared watchdog took a hit last week when a US Court of Appeals ruled against the regulator in a suit brought against it by PHH Mortgage. But opponents of the agency should not be confident that it has been completely defanged.

    • 18 Oct 2016
  • Much ado about Marcus

    Goldman Sachs’s new online lending platform Marcus, which was launched last Thursday, has to prove itself in an industry where the ability to scale and the retention of a loyal customer base determines who gets to stay in the game.

    • 18 Oct 2016
  • EU auto ABS issuers line up new deals

    UK and Finnish auto ABS issuers are rolling into the European ABS market this week, shifting investor focus away from Germany after a rush of auto deals from that jurisdiction.

    • 18 Oct 2016

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New! GlobalCapital European securitization league table

Rank Lead Manager/Arranger Total Volume $m No. of Deals Share % by Volume
1 Citi 7,029 20 10.95
2 Bank of America Merrill Lynch (BAML) 6,703 19 10.45
3 JP Morgan 4,776 10 7.44
4 Credit Suisse 4,718 9 7.35
5 Deutsche Bank 4,262 13 6.64

Bookrunners of Global Structured Finance

Rank Lead Manager Amount $m No of issues Share %
  • Last updated
  • 17 Oct 2016
1 Wells Fargo Securities 67,591.81 167 11.54%
2 Bank of America Merrill Lynch 57,568.62 162 9.83%
3 JPMorgan 55,390.36 159 9.46%
4 Citi 55,051.46 160 9.40%
5 Credit Suisse 43,756.73 120 7.47%