Bank capital the next step for green after senior success

Banks have ramped up their use of green senior bonds in the fourth quarter of 2017, with many of their latest offerings sporting fantastic results in terms of pricing. But, as Tyler Davies reports, European financial institutions have yet to mix the principles of green finance with the tenets of bank capital — an experiment that could be even more beneficial for everyone involved in the growing green bond market.

  • By Tyler Davies
  • 09 Nov 2017

Berlin Hyp, Mizuho, Sumitomo Mitsui Financial Group (SMFG), Swedbank and, most recently, Barclays have all chosen the senior unsecured format for new green bonds, with the market exploding into life with a combined €2.5bn of issuance already this quarter 

Westpac also went on the road on Thursday ...

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Bookrunners of Global Covered Bonds

Rank Lead Manager Amount $m No of issues Share %
  • Last updated
  • Today
1 UniCredit 2,187.22 10 6.76%
2 Natixis 1,915.57 7 5.92%
3 UBS 1,854.45 10 5.73%
4 Credit Suisse 1,824.93 10 5.64%
5 Barclays 1,806.80 7 5.59%

Bookrunners of Global FIG

Rank Lead Manager Amount $m No of issues Share %
  • Last updated
  • Today
1 UBS 6,938.93 9 8.25%
2 Barclays 6,735.91 12 8.01%
3 Wells Fargo Securities 6,724.12 7 8.00%
4 Deutsche Bank 6,248.02 13 7.43%
5 BNP Paribas 5,581.01 10 6.64%

Bookrunners of Dollar Denominated FIG

Rank Lead Manager Amount $m No of issues Share %
  • Last updated
  • Today
1 Wells Fargo Securities 6,724.12 7 14.18%
2 Barclays 4,340.62 8 9.16%
3 Goldman Sachs 3,870.56 13 8.17%
4 Credit Suisse 3,777.58 10 7.97%
5 Citi 3,639.63 15 7.68%

Bookrunners of Euro Denominated Covered Bond Above €500m

Rank Lead Manager Amount $m No of issues Share %
  • Last updated
  • Today
1 Natixis 1,766.85 6 8.26%
2 UniCredit 1,662.07 7 7.77%
3 LBBW 1,541.66 6 7.20%
4 Deutsche Bank 1,380.66 4 6.45%
5 UBS 1,377.06 5 6.44%

Global FIG Revenue

Rank Lead Manager Amount $m No of issues Share %
  • Last updated
  • 02 May 2016
1 Morgan Stanley 365.83 497 7.62%
2 JPMorgan 332.66 618 6.92%
3 Bank of America Merrill Lynch 299.89 590 6.24%
4 Goldman Sachs 276.71 375 5.76%
5 Citi 264.54 592 5.51%

Bookrunners of European Subordinated FIG

Rank Lead Manager Amount €m No of issues Share %
  • Last updated
  • Today
1 Credit Agricole CIB 1,031.57 1 15.69%
2 UBS 356.49 2 5.42%
2 Goldman Sachs 356.49 2 5.42%
2 Bank of America Merrill Lynch 356.49 2 5.42%
5 Lloyds Banking Group 249.35 1 3.79%