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 9,646.84 53 5.51%
2 UniCredit 9,064.27 59 5.18%
3 LBBW 8,471.98 52 4.84%
4 Natixis 8,380.29 41 4.79%
5 Credit Suisse 7,862.88 42 4.49%

Bookrunners of Global FIG

Rank Lead Manager Amount $m No of issues Share %
  • Last updated
  • Today
1 JPMorgan 58,712.38 221 6.70%
2 Citi 54,880.11 261 6.27%
3 Bank of America Merrill Lynch 54,485.03 201 6.22%
4 Goldman Sachs 48,176.51 400 5.50%
5 Morgan Stanley 45,832.73 245 5.23%

Bookrunners of Dollar Denominated FIG

Rank Lead Manager Amount $m No of issues Share %
  • Last updated
  • Today
1 JPMorgan 49,260.98 156 11.64%
2 Citi 45,649.30 205 10.78%
3 Bank of America Merrill Lynch 44,405.37 166 10.49%
4 Goldman Sachs 38,406.83 356 9.07%
5 Morgan Stanley 34,608.53 187 8.18%

Bookrunners of Euro Denominated Covered Bond Above €500m

Rank Lead Manager Amount $m No of issues Share %
  • Last updated
  • Today
1 Natixis 6,511.67 24 7.33%
2 UniCredit 5,302.66 21 5.97%
3 Deutsche Bank 5,002.94 16 5.64%
4 LBBW 4,811.97 20 5.42%
5 Commerzbank Group 4,809.31 18 5.42%

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 HSBC 4,729.28 11 11.92%
2 UBS 3,374.07 13 8.50%
3 BNP Paribas 2,704.23 11 6.81%
4 Credit Agricole CIB 2,458.47 6 6.20%
5 Credit Suisse 2,352.50 10 5.93%