Syndicated loan market facing most challenges in memory

The European syndicated loan market is facing an unprecedented amount of structural challenges in 2018, leaving market participants unsure what the usually stalwart corner of the financial sector might look like by the end of the year.

  • By Michael Turner
  • 13 Feb 2018

Three events have the potential to fundamentally change the way the European loan market works, market participants have warned this week. These are the end of the Libor benchmark, the anti-trust review that the European Commission is now undertaking, and the outcome of Brexit.

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Global Syndicated Loan Volume

Rank Lead Manager Amount $m No of issues Share %
  • Last updated
  • Today
1 JPMorgan 332,053.20 950 10.81%
2 Bank of America Merrill Lynch 304,763.92 973 9.92%
3 Citi 183,540.95 536 5.98%
4 Wells Fargo Securities 174,878.04 639 5.69%
5 MUFG 125,661.41 724 4.09%

Bookrunners of Middle East and Africa Loans

Rank Lead Manager Amount $m No of issues Share %
  • Last updated
  • Today
1 Standard Chartered Bank 3,639.74 13 7.32%
2 Citi 3,471.92 10 6.98%
3 JPMorgan 3,173.44 8 6.38%
4 Mizuho 2,968.52 9 5.97%
5 Sumitomo Mitsui Financial Group 2,575.67 5 5.18%

Bookrunners of European Leveraged Loans

Rank Lead Manager Amount $m No of issues Share %
  • Last updated
  • Today
1 BNP Paribas 14,336.43 69 7.12%
2 Credit Agricole CIB 12,127.33 53 6.02%
3 Deutsche Bank 11,901.17 45 5.91%
4 Goldman Sachs 11,327.05 46 5.63%
5 UniCredit 10,733.06 63 5.33%

Bookrunners of European Marketed Syndicated Loans

Rank Lead Manager Amount $m No of issues Share %
  • Last updated
  • Today
1 BNP Paribas 34,333.90 143 6.39%
2 JPMorgan 32,762.25 63 6.09%
3 UniCredit 28,575.53 131 5.32%
4 SG Corporate & Investment Banking 28,297.17 109 5.26%
5 Deutsche Bank 26,465.66 91 4.92%

Syndicated Loan Revenue - EMEA

Rank Lead Manager Amount $m No of issues Share %
  • Last updated
  • 18 Apr 2016
1 HSBC 35.45 69 6.71%
2 BNP Paribas 31.67 78 5.99%
3 ING 31.21 74 5.90%
4 Citi 22.60 36 4.27%
5 Deutsche Bank 21.89 32 4.14%