Loan market KYC checks ‘drastically’ reduced

The syndicated loan market could see the amount of Know Your Customer (KYC) checks cut down “drastically” in some areas of the deal process, after the UK money laundering prevention trade body published a Loan Market Association-drafted update to its guidance on the topic.

  • By Michael Turner
  • 23 May 2018
Guidance from the Joint Money Laundering Steering Group (JMLSG), a trade body made up of the leading UK trade associations in the financial services industry, on syndicated loans has been amended so that lenders within a syndicate no longer have to perform full KYC checks for money laundering ...

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Global Syndicated Loan Volume

Rank Lead Manager Amount $m No of issues Share %
  • Last updated
  • Today
1 Bank of America Merrill Lynch 602.50 4 30.64%
2 JPMorgan 412.50 2 20.98%
3 Deutsche Bank 312.50 1 15.89%
3 Citi 312.50 1 15.89%
5 TD Securities Inc 153.97 1 7.83%

Bookrunners of Middle East and Africa Loans

Rank Lead Manager Amount $m No of issues Share %
  • Last updated
  • Today
1 Standard Chartered Bank 7,774.19 33 7.34%
2 HSBC 7,434.76 18 7.02%
3 First Abu Dhabi Bank 7,164.47 27 6.76%
4 Sumitomo Mitsui Financial Group 6,785.55 14 6.41%
5 Citi 6,751.47 22 6.37%

Bookrunners of European Leveraged Loans

Rank Lead Manager Amount $m No of issues Share %
  • Last updated
  • Today
1 BNP Paribas 21,063.54 101 7.76%
2 JPMorgan 16,658.31 60 6.14%
3 Deutsche Bank 16,649.26 62 6.13%
4 Credit Agricole CIB 16,001.24 81 5.90%
5 UniCredit 14,262.92 85 5.25%

Bookrunners of European Marketed Syndicated Loans

Rank Lead Manager Amount $m No of issues Share %
  • Last updated
  • Today
1 BNP Paribas 56,309.38 235 6.78%
2 Credit Agricole CIB 50,053.55 239 6.03%
3 JPMorgan 46,785.38 108 5.63%
4 UniCredit 45,665.76 207 5.50%
5 SG Corporate & Investment Banking 43,321.52 173 5.22%

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%