US ABS investors add Fed unwinding, tax reform to list of issues

While the ABS markets have continued to build momentum each year since the financial crisis, investors are seeing a mix of good and bad on the horizon as capital flows extensively into burgeoning corners of the market and the Federal Reserve continues apace with its normalization of monetary policy.

  • By Alexander Saeedy
  • 24 Sep 2018

One asset manager told GlobalCapital that ABS is being generally weighed down by the overabundance of capital seeking yield, and that he believed it made more sense to find yield by securitizing on his own rather than “eat somebody else’s cooking.”

He also highlighted that esoteric assets ...

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GlobalCapital European securitization league table

Rank Lead Manager/Arranger Total Volume $m No. of Deals Share % by Volume
1 BNP Paribas 15,256 32 17.31
2 Bank of America Merrill Lynch (BAML) 9,637 29 10.93
3 Citi 8,264 22 9.37
4 Lloyds Bank 7,329 24 8.31
5 JP Morgan 6,580 10 7.46

Bookrunners of Global Structured Finance

Rank Lead Manager Amount $m No of issues Share %
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1 Citi 129,591.43 378 11.20%
2 Bank of America Merrill Lynch 103,557.15 301 8.95%
3 JPMorgan 101,741.96 296 8.79%
4 Wells Fargo Securities 91,373.90 263 7.90%
5 Credit Suisse 76,186.18 204 6.58%