Basel gives covered bonds a global boost

The Basel Committee on Banking Supervision’s (BCBS) has formally recognised covered bonds for the first time. With the introduction of a global preferential risk weight, supply and demand should be boosted, along with the market’s global expansion to new jurisdictions.

  • By Bill Thornhill
  • 11 Dec 2017

The Basel III reforms, which the BCBS concluded last week, introduced a specific chapter on covered bonds that presented a standalone treatment for the asset class at the Bank of International Settlements level for the first time.

“In other words, the asset class is perceived to be different ...

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Bookrunners of Global Covered Bonds

Rank Lead Manager Amount $m No of issues Share %
  • Last updated
  • Today
1 Natixis 2,220.67 8 6.41%
2 UniCredit 2,187.22 10 6.31%
3 UBS 2,159.55 11 6.23%
4 Credit Suisse 1,824.93 10 5.26%
5 Barclays 1,806.80 7 5.21%

Bookrunners of Global FIG

Rank Lead Manager Amount $m No of issues Share %
  • Last updated
  • Today
1 Goldman Sachs 12,745.74 25 9.57%
2 Morgan Stanley 11,952.09 26 8.97%
3 Bank of America Merrill Lynch 9,510.22 21 7.14%
4 Barclays 9,168.66 18 6.88%
5 JPMorgan 8,863.17 26 6.65%

Bookrunners of Dollar Denominated FIG

Rank Lead Manager Amount $m No of issues Share %
  • Last updated
  • Today
1 Goldman Sachs 12,192.75 22 13.89%
2 Morgan Stanley 10,975.91 20 12.50%
3 Bank of America Merrill Lynch 9,178.29 19 10.45%
4 JPMorgan 8,170.99 20 9.31%
5 Citi 7,477.94 20 8.52%

Bookrunners of Euro Denominated Covered Bond Above €500m

Rank Lead Manager Amount $m No of issues Share %
  • Last updated
  • Today
1 Natixis 2,071.95 7 9.04%
2 UBS 1,682.16 6 7.34%
3 UniCredit 1,662.07 7 7.25%
4 LBBW 1,541.66 6 6.73%
5 Deutsche Bank 1,380.66 4 6.02%

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 27.24%
2 UBS 439.82 3 11.61%
3 Goldman Sachs 356.49 2 9.41%
3 Bank of America Merrill Lynch 356.49 2 9.41%
5 Lloyds Banking Group 249.35 1 6.58%