Project finance risks almost as good in EM as OECD

The gap between default rates for OECD and emerging market project finance bank loans has narrowed to almost nothing. However, on average, banks can expect to wait longer after a default to recover money owed outside the world’s most developed economies, according to S&P Global.

  • By Mike Turner
  • 21 Nov 2018

The rating agency has analysed all 7,064 unrated project finance bank loans extended between 1995 and 2016 — equal to around two-thirds of the global project finance loans market.

Of the loans analysed, there is a cumulative default rate of 6.3%, though this falls in certain segments. Core infrastructure sectors ...

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Global Syndicated Loan Volume

Rank Lead Manager Amount $m No of issues Share %
  • Last updated
  • Today
1 JPMorgan 86,516.58 171 15.12%
2 Bank of America Merrill Lynch 58,053.08 186 10.14%
3 Citi 37,921.02 109 6.63%
4 Mizuho 31,174.64 123 5.45%
5 MUFG 26,631.44 168 4.65%

Bookrunners of Middle East and Africa Loans

Rank Lead Manager Amount $m No of issues Share %
  • Last updated
  • Today
1 First Abu Dhabi Bank 2,111.69 5 15.23%
2 Citi 1,159.06 2 8.36%
3 Standard Chartered Bank 892.96 4 6.44%
4 MUFG 826.21 3 5.96%
5 BNP Paribas 766.21 2 5.53%

Bookrunners of European Leveraged Loans

Rank Lead Manager Amount $m No of issues Share %
  • Last updated
  • Today
1 Deutsche Bank 1,517.16 8 7.69%
2 Goldman Sachs 1,495.21 6 7.58%
3 Credit Agricole CIB 1,179.51 9 5.98%
4 BNP Paribas 1,084.57 11 5.50%
5 Bank of America Merrill Lynch 1,011.25 5 5.13%

Bookrunners of European Marketed Syndicated Loans

Rank Lead Manager Amount $m No of issues Share %
  • Last updated
  • Today
1 Bank of America Merrill Lynch 8,946.93 17 9.40%
2 Deutsche Bank 6,056.30 15 6.36%
3 Commerzbank Group 5,474.20 22 5.75%
4 BNP Paribas 5,160.94 25 5.42%
5 UniCredit 4,424.51 19 4.65%

Syndicated Loan Revenue - EMEA

Rank Lead Manager Amount $m No of issues Share %
  • Last updated
  • 18 Apr 2016
1 HSBC 35.45 69 6.71%
2 BNP Paribas 31.67 78 5.99%
3 ING 31.21 74 5.90%
4 Citi 22.60 36 4.27%
5 Deutsche Bank 21.89 32 4.14%