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 Citi 4,347 16 18.54
2 Morgan Stanley 2,420 6 10.32
3 BNP Paribas 2,402 10 10.25
4 Goldman Sachs 2,096 5 8.94
5 Bank of America Merrill Lynch (BAML) 2,086 9 8.90

Bookrunners of Global Structured Finance

Rank Lead Manager Amount $m No of issues Share %
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1 Citi 51,387.38 167 10.62%
2 JPMorgan 44,557.52 134 9.21%
3 Wells Fargo Securities 38,189.39 113 7.89%
4 Bank of America Merrill Lynch 36,645.21 121 7.57%
5 Credit Suisse 31,939.48 103 6.60%