Cross-border recognition of assets is key to pan-Baltic covered bond success

Covered bonds offer a way for Baltic banks to develop a new seam of long-term standalone wholesale funding. But a successful conclusion to this project will depend on whether investors are convinced there is an effective mechanism for cross-border recognition of assets.

  • By Bill Thornhill
  • 19 Feb 2019

Lithuania, Latvia and Estonia have all joined forces to develop covered bond frameworks. 

Together the three can just about muster enough mortgage assets to make benchmark issuance feasible, but apart they are too small to reach the critical mass required to set up a covered bond programme, let alone ...

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Bookrunners of Global Covered Bonds

Rank Lead Manager Amount $m No of issues Share %
  • Last updated
  • Today
1 UniCredit 8,310.39 68 6.26%
2 HSBC 7,890.10 39 5.94%
3 LBBW 7,461.99 41 5.62%
4 Natixis 5,933.30 28 4.47%
5 Barclays 5,557.78 30 4.18%

Bookrunners of Global FIG

Rank Lead Manager Amount $m No of issues Share %
  • Last updated
  • Today
1 Citi 42,113.29 211 6.63%
2 Bank of America Merrill Lynch 41,206.10 165 6.49%
3 JPMorgan 36,462.94 178 5.74%
4 HSBC 27,798.67 162 4.38%
5 Morgan Stanley 27,224.67 154 4.29%

Bookrunners of Dollar Denominated FIG

Rank Lead Manager Amount $m No of issues Share %
  • Last updated
  • Today
1 Bank of America Merrill Lynch 33,960.13 135 11.85%
2 Citi 33,121.38 164 11.55%
3 JPMorgan 29,312.27 137 10.23%
4 Morgan Stanley 19,909.37 108 6.95%
5 Goldman Sachs 17,936.95 177 6.26%

Bookrunners of Euro Denominated Covered Bond Above €500m

Rank Lead Manager Amount $m No of issues Share %
  • Last updated
  • Today
1 LBBW 5,089.85 19 7.10%
2 Natixis 4,918.89 18 6.86%
3 HSBC 4,323.51 15 6.03%
4 Credit Agricole CIB 4,174.25 17 5.82%
5 UniCredit 4,163.16 19 5.81%

Global FIG Revenue

Rank Lead Manager Amount $m No of issues Share %
  • Last updated
  • Today
1 Morgan Stanley 365.83 497 7.62%
2 JPMorgan 332.66 618 6.92%
3 Bank of America Merrill Lynch 299.89 590 6.24%
4 Goldman Sachs 276.71 375 5.76%
5 Citi 264.54 592 5.51%

Bookrunners of European Subordinated FIG

Rank Lead Manager Amount €m No of issues Share %
  • Last updated
  • Today
1 Credit Agricole CIB 3,549.81 11 11.28%
2 UBS 3,334.58 12 10.60%
3 Barclays 3,229.69 10 10.26%
4 BNP Paribas 2,554.19 12 8.12%
5 HSBC 1,977.94 14 6.29%