Absence of CBPP3 tapering could spell trouble

Even though the ECB's net asset purchases were halved to €30bn from January, the pace of covered bond buying did not change. Though the absence of a lengthy tapering period implies a greater cliff-edge effect when net purchases inevitably fall to zero, bankers were relatively sanguine on the spread outlook.

  • By Bill Thornhill
  • 08 Feb 2018

The European Central Bank had always said that it would favour the private sector purchase programmes from January, so it probably came as no surprise to most market participants that last month’s gross covered bond purchases exceeded €6bn.

On the back of high CBPP3 redemptions, net ...

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Bookrunners of Global Covered Bonds

Rank Lead Manager Amount $m No of issues Share %
  • Last updated
  • Today
1 UniCredit 3,250.65 16 6.35%
2 Natixis 3,234.24 13 6.32%
3 Credit Suisse 2,767.40 14 5.41%
4 UBS 2,689.30 14 5.25%
5 LBBW 2,556.50 12 5.00%

Bookrunners of Global FIG

Rank Lead Manager Amount $m No of issues Share %
  • Last updated
  • Today
1 Morgan Stanley 15,874.32 53 7.11%
2 Bank of America Merrill Lynch 15,775.66 42 7.06%
3 JPMorgan 15,640.16 50 7.00%
4 Goldman Sachs 15,581.12 65 6.97%
5 Citi 13,628.95 56 6.10%

Bookrunners of Dollar Denominated FIG

Rank Lead Manager Amount $m No of issues Share %
  • Last updated
  • Today
1 Goldman Sachs 14,508.45 57 10.75%
2 Bank of America Merrill Lynch 14,450.46 36 10.70%
3 JPMorgan 13,926.70 37 10.31%
4 Morgan Stanley 13,389.81 42 9.92%
5 Citi 12,466.23 46 9.23%

Bookrunners of Euro Denominated Covered Bond Above €500m

Rank Lead Manager Amount $m No of issues Share %
  • Last updated
  • Today
1 Natixis 3,073.07 11 9.75%
2 UniCredit 2,350.27 9 7.46%
3 SG Corporate & Investment Banking 2,239.57 9 7.11%
4 UBS 2,070.46 8 6.57%
5 Deutsche Bank 2,015.15 7 6.39%

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 UBS 2,355.83 6 25.50%
2 Credit Agricole CIB 2,031.40 2 21.99%
3 Barclays 505.57 3 5.47%
4 JPMorgan 490.48 3 5.31%
5 Bank of America Merrill Lynch 439.82 3 4.76%