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Issue One

Wednesday June 6, 2018

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Issue Two

Thursday June 7, 2018

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Global ABS 2018 coverage

  • Global ABS set to draw nearly 4,000 as market momentum builds

    Barcelona will play host to nearly 4,000 international securitization professionals for this year’s Global ABS conference, as the market looks to gain clarity on the continued evolution of ABS regulation, the effects of European populism on national economies and the depth of the ABS investor base.

    • 05 Jun 2018
  • Consumer ABS issuance spikes in May

    A bumper month of US consumer ABS issuance in May has helped push year-to-date volumes ahead of last year's figures, although this could be driven by issuers front loading ahead of expected rate rises later in the year, said analysts.

    • 05 Jun 2018
  • Euro MPLs growing, but securitization a ways off

    The marketplace lending sector in Europe is growing, with a sharp focus on the small to medium sized enterprise segment, but it is still lagging UK and the US markets and lenders will need to ramp up scale and educate investors before a meaningful pipeline of securitization can build.

    • 05 Jun 2018
  • ‘Quantum physics’ in ABS as IFRS 9 hurts investment

    IFRS 9 accounting rules are cutting certain investors out of some ABS asset classes all together, with auto lease ABS likely to be hardest hit, according to panellists speaking at Global ABS on Tuesday.

    • 05 Jun 2018
  • NPL investors set to shrug off Italian politics

    Buyers of Italian non-performing loans are likely to shrug off issues associated with the country’s controversial new government, according to market participants at Global ABS. But their bankers may be less fortunate, with financings marked wider and losses likely to be booked.

    • 05 Jun 2018
  • Fintech on its way to revolutionising market processes

    The development of financial technology is stripping out labour-intensive manual processes, such as property valuations and credit scoring, leading to a ‘faster time to yes’ and ‘reducing costs’, said panellists at the Deciphering Fintech panel on Tuesday.

    • 05 Jun 2018
  • CLO market set for pause to digest oversupply

    The CLO market is expected to take a pause after the oversupply of the first months of the year, allowing investors to digest the unprecedented volume of new issue, refi and reset, and giving much needed breathing space to market participants. Managers, sources say, are in less of a rush to lock in tight spreads, as the market is considered healthy and more stable in the medium term.

    • 21 Apr 2021
  • FAT Brands prices whole biz ABS to fund acquisitions

    Restaurant franchise operator FAT Brands priced a private $144m whole business securitization, its latest move to secure additional capital for its acquisition growth strategy. The transaction closed a day early due to oversubscription, according to sources familiar with the matter.

    • 21 Apr 2021
  • Piraeus covers capital raise to clean up NPL portfolio

    Piraeus Financial Holdings, the Greek holding company which owns Piraeus Bank, has launched a capital raise to give it the firepower needed to offload non-performing loans and has already secured enough demand on one morning of book-building to cover the deal.

    • 21 Apr 2021
  • Cooke to join Santander as securitization head

    Matt Cooke is joining Santander as head of securitization later this year, GlobalCapital understands, following his resignation from Lloyds where he held the same role.

    • 21 Apr 2021


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All International Bonds

Rank Lead Manager Amount $bn No of issues Share %
  • Last updated
  • Today
1 JPMorgan 92.59 388 8.96%
2 Citi 85.30 278 8.25%
3 BofA Securities 63.15 265 6.11%
4 Barclays 58.01 223 5.61%
5 Deutsche Bank 55.74 184 5.39%

Bookrunners of All Syndicated Loans EMEA

Rank Lead Manager Amount $bn No of issues Share %
  • Last updated
  • Today
1 BNP Paribas 60.87 123 14.06%
2 Credit Agricole CIB 28.59 93 6.60%
3 Santander 25.41 90 5.87%
4 JPMorgan 23.88 61 5.52%
5 UniCredit 21.51 103 4.97%

Bookrunners of all EMEA ECM Issuance

Rank Lead Manager Amount $bn No of issues Share %
  • Last updated
  • Today
1 Goldman Sachs 2.07 11 10.42%
2 BofA Securities 1.40 6 7.01%
3 Citi 1.37 7 6.87%
4 Morgan Stanley 1.36 6 6.85%
5 JPMorgan 1.31 7 6.59%