EC pushes forward on sovereign ABS plan

The European Commission is moving ahead with plans to develop sovereign bond-backed securities — which some market watchers have dubbed a “common eurozone safe asset”. The efforts come despite the idea being met with disdain from sovereign debt management offices (DMOs) earlier this year.

  • By Craig McGlashan, Jean Comte
  • 04 Oct 2017

A draft communication seen by GlobalCapital from the European Commission to the European Parliament and other European bodies on completing the Banking Union outlines plans for an “enabling framework for the development of sovereign bond-backed securities (SBBS)”.

The Commission wants to increase the diversity of banks’ sovereign holdings, ...

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European Sovereign Bonds

Rank Lead Manager Amount €m No of issues Share %
  • Last updated
  • Today
1 JPMorgan 4,822.01 5 13.56%
2 NatWest Markets 3,741.73 3 10.52%
3 Citi 3,544.03 6 9.97%
4 Goldman Sachs 3,231.80 5 9.09%
5 Barclays 2,461.72 2 6.92%

Dollar Denominated SSA (Excl US Agency)

Rank Lead Manager Amount $m No of issues Share %
  • Last updated
  • Today
1 HSBC 8,145.87 7 13.07%
2 Citi 7,659.35 12 12.29%
3 Deutsche Bank 7,559.81 8 12.13%
4 Goldman Sachs 6,147.24 8 9.86%
5 JPMorgan 6,097.01 8 9.78%

Bookrunners of Euro Denominated SSA (Excl US Agency)

Rank Lead Manager Amount $m No of issues Share %
  • Last updated
  • Today
1 Barclays 7,351.66 8 10.92%
2 JPMorgan 6,925.07 9 10.28%
3 Credit Agricole CIB 6,342.60 7 9.42%
4 Goldman Sachs 5,890.15 6 8.75%
5 Citi 5,011.57 14 7.44%

Bookrunners of Global SSA (Excl US Agency)

Rank Lead Manager Amount $m No of issues Share %
  • Last updated
  • Today
1 Citi 15,413.64 38 9.58%
2 JPMorgan 14,608.06 45 9.08%
3 Goldman Sachs 12,082.56 15 7.51%
4 Deutsche Bank 11,477.72 22 7.13%
5 HSBC 10,810.86 21 6.72%