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 6,183.34 29 6.59%
2 UniCredit 5,615.53 47 5.98%
3 LBBW 5,509.16 31 5.87%
4 Natixis 4,708.38 22 5.02%
5 Barclays 4,483.66 25 4.78%

Bookrunners of Global FIG

Rank Lead Manager Amount $m No of issues Share %
  • Last updated
  • Today
1 Citi 23,911.57 111 7.14%
2 JPMorgan 22,809.86 95 6.81%
3 Bank of America Merrill Lynch 20,873.29 79 6.23%
4 Morgan Stanley 18,692.40 97 5.58%
5 Goldman Sachs 16,682.64 142 4.98%

Bookrunners of Dollar Denominated FIG

Rank Lead Manager Amount $m No of issues Share %
  • Last updated
  • Today
1 Bank of America Merrill Lynch 19,182.80 67 11.46%
2 Citi 18,801.44 86 11.23%
3 JPMorgan 18,170.32 75 10.85%
4 Morgan Stanley 15,609.36 72 9.32%
5 Goldman Sachs 14,161.74 124 8.46%

Bookrunners of Euro Denominated Covered Bond Above €500m

Rank Lead Manager Amount $m No of issues Share %
  • Last updated
  • Today
1 Natixis 3,944.55 14 7.52%
2 HSBC 3,694.64 13 7.04%
3 LBBW 3,692.39 14 7.04%
4 Credit Agricole CIB 3,475.55 14 6.63%
5 Deutsche Bank 3,304.65 12 6.30%

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 Credit Agricole CIB 3,286.19 8 17.05%
2 UBS 2,883.39 8 14.96%
3 HSBC 1,533.23 10 7.96%
4 Deutsche Bank 1,178.57 8 6.12%
5 BNP Paribas 921.79 8 4.78%