US buyers rush Europe ECM on bargain hunt

Equity

US buyers rush Europe ECM on bargain hunt

US investors are behind the European equity capital markets’ flying start to the year. They are swarming deals, having been driven out of their home market by sky-high valuations and a volatile president fighting for political survival, reports Sam Kerr.

  • Oil and gas ABS market grows despite push for ESG

    ABS

    Oil and gas ABS market grows despite push for ESG

    Securitizations tied to oil and gas-related cash flows have emerged in recent months, despite growing support from the buy side for socially responsible investments (SRI). Though they run contrary to environmental, social and governance (ESG) principles, issuance of oil and gas royalty ABS may persist as long as the deals offer attractive yields, or until ESG investments pay a premium to brown ABS. Jennifer Kang reports.

  • Loan repricing accelerates but can CLOs keep up?

    CLOs

    Loan repricing accelerates but can CLOs keep up?

    Some of the largest issuers in the leveraged finance universe are repricing their loans, cutting 50bp or more from their margins on the back of strong market conditions and proven performance since the loans were raised. That is putting pressure on CLO managers and equity holders, whose liabilities are tightening too, but more slowly, blocking repricing of the bonds and squeezing returns, write Owen Sanderson and Tom Brown.

  • Wide-open market helps Italian banks make headway on capital, funding

    FIG

    Wide-open market helps Italian banks make headway on capital, funding

    Italian banks took over the financial institutions bond market this week, enjoying a much lower cost of funding and capital than they have been accustomed to in recent years. The sector will look to make good use of favourable issuance windows in 2020, as it moves inch by inch towards a more positive outlook.

People & Markets

  • Markets must face up to new deadlines for Libor transition

    Markets must face up to new deadlines for Libor transition

    Banks should stop issuing loans and bonds linked to Libor by October, according to the Bank of England’s Working Group on Sterling Risk-Free Reference Rates. But the scale of the challenge facing firms, particularly in the loan market, is causing concern.

  • Morgan Stanley and compatriots raise the FICC bar

    Morgan Stanley and compatriots raise the FICC bar

    Morgan Stanley more than doubled its revenue from fixed income sales and trading in the fourth quarter of last year, completing a stellar set of earnings for US banks in that business after a year in which they appear to have cemented their dominance in Europe.

  • Laying it on FICC: trading helps Goldman and Bank of America

    Laying it on FICC: trading helps Goldman and Bank of America

    Fixed income, currencies and commodities trading (FICC) has been the clear area of strength in US bank results so far when compared with the fourth quarter of 2018, particularly in rates and mortgages. Underwriting fees have also come in high, but advisory earnings have suffered.

 

 

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Leaders

  • The power of making a fuss

    The power of making a fuss

    As head of BlackRock, the largest asset manager, Larry Fink’s pivot to responsible investing in recent years has been influential.

  • Monte is living a charmed afterlife

    Monte is living a charmed afterlife

    The stars have aligned for Banca Monte dei Paschi di Siena following its rescue by the Italian state. It is hard to see how other banks could be so fortunate.

 

 

DEAL CARTOON

MPS

Wide-open market helps Italian banks make headway on capital, funding

 

Southpaw

  • Palmieri shakes up corp finance at SG

    Palmieri shakes up corp finance at SG

    Société Générale has redoubled its commitment to equity capital markets under a new structure designed to ensure it remains a force in investment banking when consolidation comes, writes David Rothnie.

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