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 6,366.81 27 5.60%
2 Credit Suisse 6,294.71 32 5.54%
3 UniCredit 6,112.88 36 5.38%
4 HSBC 5,866.45 33 5.16%
5 LBBW 5,373.19 30 4.72%

Bookrunners of Global FIG

Rank Lead Manager Amount $m No of issues Share %
  • Last updated
  • Today
1 Bank of America Merrill Lynch 39,079.96 117 7.06%
2 JPMorgan 36,305.96 133 6.56%
3 Citi 35,381.73 166 6.39%
4 Goldman Sachs 34,077.64 203 6.15%
5 Morgan Stanley 31,276.81 144 5.65%

Bookrunners of Dollar Denominated FIG

Rank Lead Manager Amount $m No of issues Share %
  • Last updated
  • Today
1 JPMorgan 31,329.74 93 11.21%
2 Bank of America Merrill Lynch 30,566.41 94 10.93%
3 Citi 28,565.76 128 10.22%
4 Goldman Sachs 26,794.71 174 9.59%
5 Morgan Stanley 25,834.05 111 9.24%

Bookrunners of Euro Denominated Covered Bond Above €500m

Rank Lead Manager Amount $m No of issues Share %
  • Last updated
  • Today
1 Natixis 5,582.45 20 8.97%
2 Deutsche Bank 4,163.44 13 6.69%
3 UniCredit 3,902.49 16 6.27%
4 LBBW 3,521.48 15 5.66%
5 SG Corporate & Investment Banking 3,368.88 14 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 4,538.06 9 13.44%
2 UBS 3,374.07 13 9.99%
3 BNP Paribas 2,596.35 10 7.69%
4 Credit Agricole CIB 2,458.47 6 7.28%
5 SG Corporate & Investment Banking 2,055.39 8 6.09%