Banks at risk from drought, reveals groundbreaking research

A glimpse of the future has arrived with the publication of a report modelling the credit risk banks face from drought. The effect on loan portfolios could be severe — and the research illustrates the new kinds of risk management banks will have to do as the world’s climate becomes more volatile.

  • By Jon Hay
  • 13 Apr 2017

Nine banks including Citigroup, Santander and UBS worked on the project.

“There’s a preconception that drought is primarily a risk for agriculture and food production,” said Stephen Moss, director of capital markets solutions at Risk Management Solutions (RMS) in London. “But every industry has some reliance on water, ...

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Global Syndicated Loan Volume

Rank Lead Manager Amount $m No of issues Share %
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  • Today
1 JPMorgan 298,242.56 830 10.86%
2 Bank of America Merrill Lynch 260,073.20 867 9.47%
3 Citi 160,836.84 492 5.86%
4 Wells Fargo Securities 144,338.62 564 5.26%
5 MUFG 112,643.76 643 4.10%

Bookrunners of Middle East and Africa Loans

Rank Lead Manager Amount $m No of issues Share %
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1 Citi 3,471.92 10 7.34%
2 Standard Chartered Bank 3,339.74 12 7.06%
3 JPMorgan 3,173.44 8 6.71%
4 Mizuho 2,818.52 8 5.96%
5 Sumitomo Mitsui Financial Group 2,575.67 5 5.44%

Bookrunners of European Leveraged Loans

Rank Lead Manager Amount $m No of issues Share %
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1 BNP Paribas 13,554.26 61 7.20%
2 Deutsche Bank 11,901.17 45 6.32%
3 Credit Agricole CIB 11,825.01 52 6.28%
4 Goldman Sachs 10,865.30 45 5.77%
5 UniCredit 10,484.86 60 5.57%

Bookrunners of European Marketed Syndicated Loans

Rank Lead Manager Amount $m No of issues Share %
  • Last updated
  • Today
1 JPMorgan 32,522.19 61 6.59%
2 BNP Paribas 32,284.10 130 6.54%
3 UniCredit 26,992.47 123 5.47%
4 SG Corporate & Investment Banking 26,569.73 97 5.38%
5 Credit Agricole CIB 23,807.36 111 4.82%

Syndicated Loan Revenue - EMEA

Rank Lead Manager Amount $m No of issues Share %
  • Last updated
  • 18 Apr 2016
1 HSBC 35.45 69 6.71%
2 BNP Paribas 31.67 78 5.99%
3 ING 31.21 74 5.90%
4 Citi 22.60 36 4.27%
5 Deutsche Bank 21.89 32 4.14%