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 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%