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 BNP Paribas 13,823 26 18.14
2 Bank of America Merrill Lynch (BAML) 8,207 26 10.77
3 Lloyds Bank 7,202 22 9.45
4 Citi 6,256 16 8.21
5 JP Morgan 5,220 8 6.85

Bookrunners of Global Structured Finance

Rank Lead Manager Amount $m No of issues Share %
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1 Citi 105,474.10 301 10.96%
2 Bank of America Merrill Lynch 86,762.28 250 9.02%
3 JPMorgan 81,465.60 238 8.47%
4 Wells Fargo Securities 77,934.65 225 8.10%
5 Credit Suisse 63,570.21 165 6.61%