Regulatory activism: how to snitch and make money

When one investment fund judged that a UK building society’s non-paying legacy capital instrument did not comply with European regulations, it saw an opportunity to make a return.

  • By Jasper Cox
  • 12 Apr 2018

As financial institutions work out how to deal with old capital products, sometimes investors risk losing out. Last month Aviva told the market it could redeem its preference shares at par, before backtracking amid a wave of criticism.

But in one case where the creditor has got on ...

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Bookrunners of Global Covered Bonds

Rank Lead Manager Amount $m No of issues Share %
  • Last updated
  • Today
1 HSBC 13,951.26 77 5.56%
2 UniCredit 12,799.14 93 5.10%
3 Natixis 11,652.77 67 4.64%
4 UBS 11,388.66 61 4.54%
5 LBBW 11,285.83 74 4.50%

Bookrunners of Global FIG

Rank Lead Manager Amount $m No of issues Share %
  • Last updated
  • Today
1 JPMorgan 87,198.51 364 6.21%
2 Citi 78,914.26 425 5.62%
3 Bank of America Merrill Lynch 78,244.27 325 5.58%
4 Goldman Sachs 72,613.81 636 5.18%
5 HSBC 71,510.81 339 5.10%

Bookrunners of Dollar Denominated FIG

Rank Lead Manager Amount $m No of issues Share %
  • Last updated
  • Today
1 JPMorgan 70,551.16 252 11.09%
2 Bank of America Merrill Lynch 64,880.35 272 10.20%
3 Citi 61,732.00 323 9.70%
4 Morgan Stanley 54,578.23 314 8.58%
5 Goldman Sachs 54,299.46 565 8.53%

Bookrunners of Euro Denominated Covered Bond Above €500m

Rank Lead Manager Amount $m No of issues Share %
  • Last updated
  • Today
1 Natixis 8,357.33 33 7.02%
2 Commerzbank Group 6,550.39 26 5.51%
3 Deutsche Bank 6,535.71 22 5.49%
4 UniCredit 6,513.66 27 5.47%
5 LBBW 6,441.23 28 5.41%

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 7,765.93 22 11.95%
2 BNP Paribas 5,338.58 23 8.21%
3 Barclays 5,124.61 20 7.88%
4 Credit Suisse 4,520.44 16 6.95%
5 UBS 3,976.00 19 6.12%