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 13,887.43 76 5.54%
2 UniCredit 12,799.14 93 5.10%
3 Natixis 11,641.40 66 4.64%
4 UBS 11,358.90 61 4.53%
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 86,827.48 359 6.20%
2 Citi 78,755.88 421 5.63%
3 Bank of America Merrill Lynch 78,210.89 323 5.59%
4 Goldman Sachs 72,611.70 632 5.19%
5 HSBC 71,410.81 338 5.10%

Bookrunners of Dollar Denominated FIG

Rank Lead Manager Amount $m No of issues Share %
  • Last updated
  • Today
1 JPMorgan 70,442.78 250 11.08%
2 Bank of America Merrill Lynch 64,846.97 270 10.20%
3 Citi 61,573.62 319 9.68%
4 Morgan Stanley 54,569.85 313 8.58%
5 Goldman Sachs 54,297.35 561 8.54%

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 8.22%
3 Barclays 5,124.61 20 7.89%
4 Credit Suisse 4,520.44 16 6.96%
5 UBS 3,976.00 19 6.12%