Carige covered bonds may lose IG status, but buying opportunity seen

Banca Carige’s covered bonds could soon be downgraded by Moody’s to sub-investment grade territory but, given the size and quality of the collateral pool, further downgrades could present a buying opportunity.

  • By Bill Thornhill
  • 08 Aug 2018


Moody's downgraded the baseline credit assessment (BCA) of Banca Carige to caa2 from caa1 on Wednesday. The issuer’s counterparty risk ratings (CRRs) were also downgraded by two notches to B3 and placed on review for further downgrade.

The cuts were driven by recent corporate governance tensions, which, in Moody's ...

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Bookrunners of Global Covered Bonds

Rank Lead Manager Amount $m No of issues Share %
  • Last updated
  • Today
1 HSBC 9,704.99 54 5.49%
2 UniCredit 9,192.82 61 5.20%
3 LBBW 8,744.00 54 4.95%
4 Natixis 8,477.22 42 4.80%
5 Credit Suisse 8,000.81 42 4.53%

Bookrunners of Global FIG

Rank Lead Manager Amount $m No of issues Share %
  • Last updated
  • Today
1 Bank of America Merrill Lynch 64,642.45 228 6.58%
2 JPMorgan 63,002.07 249 6.42%
3 Citi 60,945.09 285 6.21%
4 Goldman Sachs 57,687.34 470 5.88%
5 Morgan Stanley 51,366.23 277 5.23%

Bookrunners of Dollar Denominated FIG

Rank Lead Manager Amount $m No of issues Share %
  • Last updated
  • Today
1 Bank of America Merrill Lynch 54,011.37 190 11.14%
2 JPMorgan 53,201.53 180 10.97%
3 Citi 49,399.51 226 10.19%
4 Goldman Sachs 43,055.88 416 8.88%
5 Morgan Stanley 39,744.53 217 8.20%

Bookrunners of Euro Denominated Covered Bond Above €500m

Rank Lead Manager Amount $m No of issues Share %
  • Last updated
  • Today
1 Natixis 6,511.67 24 7.36%
2 UniCredit 5,302.66 21 5.99%
3 Deutsche Bank 5,002.94 16 5.66%
4 LBBW 4,987.08 21 5.64%
5 Commerzbank Group 4,984.41 19 5.63%

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 4,729.28 11 10.98%
2 Barclays 3,919.93 12 9.10%
3 UBS 3,374.07 13 7.83%
4 BNP Paribas 3,351.70 12 7.78%
5 Credit Agricole CIB 2,490.29 7 5.78%