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 HSBC 2,178.54 9 7.19%
2 Barclays 1,796.79 8 5.93%
3 UniCredit 1,755.37 10 5.80%
4 RBC Capital Markets 1,701.06 6 5.62%
5 SG Corporate & Investment Banking 1,607.59 7 5.31%

Bookrunners of Global FIG

Rank Lead Manager Amount $m No of issues Share %
  • Last updated
  • Today
1 BNP Paribas 7,786.52 11 9.83%
2 Citi 7,555.38 23 9.54%
3 Wells Fargo Securities 5,887.91 6 7.43%
4 JPMorgan 5,473.47 21 6.91%
5 Morgan Stanley 4,949.43 16 6.25%

Bookrunners of Dollar Denominated FIG

Rank Lead Manager Amount $m No of issues Share %
  • Last updated
  • Today
1 Wells Fargo Securities 5,887.91 6 13.85%
2 Citi 5,438.91 18 12.79%
3 JPMorgan 5,372.59 20 12.64%
4 Morgan Stanley 4,639.07 13 10.91%
5 Bank of America Merrill Lynch 2,889.79 12 6.80%

Bookrunners of Euro Denominated Covered Bond Above €500m

Rank Lead Manager Amount $m No of issues Share %
  • Last updated
  • Today
1 Credit Agricole CIB 1,378.34 5 8.96%
2 Natixis 1,277.72 4 8.31%
3 Barclays 1,252.42 5 8.14%
4 LBBW 1,252.06 5 8.14%
5 SG Corporate & Investment Banking 1,183.61 4 7.70%

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 JPMorgan 131.18 2 17.98%
1 Bank of America Merrill Lynch 131.18 2 17.98%
3 UBS 87.50 1 11.99%
3 Deutsche Bank 87.50 1 11.99%
5 UniCredit 43.68 1 5.99%