Green loans: a tricky rise to the top?

As climate change climbs the agenda, banks are finding themselves under increasing pressure to bolster their commitments to social responsibility. That is helping green loans take off in the Middle East and Africa — slowly. Some bankers are confident that banks will see the importance of sustainable financing, but others are unconvinced, pointing to a range of obstacles.

  • By Mariam Meskin
  • 05 Feb 2019

Last year a string of loans was raised for sustainability and renewable energy projects in the Middle East and Africa. That has led some market participants to hope for growth in green financing in 2019.

Two landmark green loans in the Middle East were announced in October. Standard Chartered ...

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Global Syndicated Loan Volume

Rank Lead Manager Amount $m No of issues Share %
  • Last updated
  • Today
1 JPMorgan 31,835.18 53 14.51%
2 Bank of America Merrill Lynch 26,935.82 76 12.28%
3 Citi 10,866.34 34 4.95%
4 Mizuho 10,143.48 36 4.62%
5 Wells Fargo Securities 9,286.22 39 4.23%

Bookrunners of Middle East and Africa Loans

Rank Lead Manager Amount $m No of issues Share %
  • Last updated
  • Today
1 MUFG 766.21 2 8.47%
1 First Abu Dhabi Bank 766.21 2 8.47%
1 BNP Paribas 766.21 2 8.47%
1 Abu Dhabi Commercial Bank PJSC 766.21 2 8.47%
5 Standard Chartered Bank 409.06 1 4.52%

Bookrunners of European Leveraged Loans

Rank Lead Manager Amount $m No of issues Share %
  • Last updated
  • Today
1 Credit Agricole CIB 484.94 3 17.32%
1 BNP Paribas 484.94 3 17.32%
3 SG Corporate & Investment Banking 194.57 2 6.95%
3 HSBC 194.57 2 6.95%
5 Natixis 174.13 2 6.22%

Bookrunners of European Marketed Syndicated Loans

Rank Lead Manager Amount $m No of issues Share %
  • Last updated
  • Today
1 Bank of America Merrill Lynch 6,160.68 5 15.90%
2 Deutsche Bank 3,400.72 4 8.77%
3 Commerzbank Group 2,532.05 5 6.53%
4 Citi 2,513.95 6 6.49%
5 BNP Paribas 1,742.18 7 4.49%

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%