Italian budget ruckus threatens fragile banks

The Italian banking sector could be hurtling towards another crisis this autumn, with the government’s budget negotiations expected to put pressure on the bond market, worsening funding conditions for banks, write Jasper Cox and Bill Thornhill.

  • By Bill Thornhill, Jasper Cox
  • 09 Aug 2018

Many of Italy’s lenders are already considered unsustainable in their current form —notably Banca Carige, which has been mired in problems.

Over the last few weeks, BTP spreads have crept back up towards May’s heightened levels, as investors contemplate how Italy’s 2019 budget negotiations will proceed — both between the ...

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Bookrunners of Global Covered Bonds

Rank Lead Manager Amount $m No of issues Share %
  • Last updated
  • Today
1 HSBC 11,812.99 65 5.33%
2 UniCredit 11,671.56 81 5.27%
3 LBBW 10,602.04 69 4.78%
4 UBS 10,527.02 56 4.75%
5 Natixis 10,172.53 55 4.59%

Bookrunners of Global FIG

Rank Lead Manager Amount $m No of issues Share %
  • Last updated
  • Today
1 JPMorgan 76,452.22 326 6.16%
2 Citi 76,075.69 384 6.13%
3 Bank of America Merrill Lynch 74,603.42 292 6.01%
4 Goldman Sachs 69,416.43 576 5.60%
5 Morgan Stanley 64,371.16 356 5.19%

Bookrunners of Dollar Denominated FIG

Rank Lead Manager Amount $m No of issues Share %
  • Last updated
  • Today
1 JPMorgan 62,822.27 229 10.68%
2 Bank of America Merrill Lynch 62,492.06 243 10.63%
3 Citi 59,201.18 286 10.07%
4 Goldman Sachs 52,647.10 511 8.95%
5 Morgan Stanley 49,826.68 275 8.47%

Bookrunners of Euro Denominated Covered Bond Above €500m

Rank Lead Manager Amount $m No of issues Share %
  • Last updated
  • Today
1 Natixis 7,428.28 28 7.08%
2 LBBW 5,910.59 25 5.63%
3 UniCredit 5,756.33 23 5.48%
4 Deutsche Bank 5,667.40 19 5.40%
5 Commerzbank Group 5,647.34 22 5.38%

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 7,584.11 21 12.84%
2 Barclays 4,776.16 18 8.08%
3 Credit Suisse 4,490.78 15 7.60%
4 BNP Paribas 4,171.68 19 7.06%
5 UBS 3,877.49 18 6.56%