ABS volumes stand out in sluggish bond markets

Market volatility has cut into global bond volumes this year, with trade tensions weighing on S&P Global’s issuance outlook for the remainder of the year, but strong CLO activity and a growing esoteric ABS sector have helped the securitization market buck that trend.

  • By Alexander Saeedy
  • 08 Oct 2018
Global new bond issuance through August 2018 totalled $4tr, down 4.2% relative to the same point last year, according to a report from S&P Global report on Friday. S&P expects overall issuance to decline 4.25% versus last year as rising rates and growing volatility bite on fixed income. ...

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GlobalCapital European securitization league table

Rank Lead Manager/Arranger Total Volume $m No. of Deals Share % by Volume
1 Bank of America Merrill Lynch (BAML) 1,284 2 30.09
2 Barclays 633 1 14.82
3 BNP Paribas 509 1 11.91
4 Citi 467 1 10.94
5 Morgan Stanley 455 1 10.66

Bookrunners of Global Structured Finance

Rank Lead Manager Amount $m No of issues Share %
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1 Citi 10,064.23 34 12.73%
2 Barclays 7,915.37 23 10.01%
3 Bank of America Merrill Lynch 7,473.95 24 9.45%
4 JPMorgan 7,314.30 26 9.25%
5 Wells Fargo Securities 6,258.35 24 7.92%