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 HSBC 6,183.34 29 6.44%
2 UniCredit 5,757.33 48 5.99%
3 LBBW 5,650.96 32 5.88%
4 Natixis 4,708.38 22 4.90%
5 Credit Agricole CIB 4,632.01 23 4.82%

Bookrunners of Global FIG

Rank Lead Manager Amount $m No of issues Share %
  • Last updated
  • Today
1 Citi 24,468.24 117 6.95%
2 JPMorgan 23,260.47 101 6.61%
3 Bank of America Merrill Lynch 21,814.41 86 6.20%
4 Morgan Stanley 19,242.41 100 5.47%
5 Goldman Sachs 17,708.18 153 5.03%

Bookrunners of Dollar Denominated FIG

Rank Lead Manager Amount $m No of issues Share %
  • Last updated
  • Today
1 Bank of America Merrill Lynch 20,117.92 73 11.17%
2 Citi 19,547.68 92 10.86%
3 JPMorgan 18,561.22 80 10.31%
4 Morgan Stanley 16,159.37 75 8.98%
5 Goldman Sachs 15,187.28 135 8.44%

Bookrunners of Euro Denominated Covered Bond Above €500m

Rank Lead Manager Amount $m No of issues Share %
  • Last updated
  • Today
1 Natixis 3,944.55 14 7.40%
2 HSBC 3,694.64 13 6.93%
3 LBBW 3,692.39 14 6.93%
4 Credit Agricole CIB 3,687.68 15 6.92%
5 Deutsche Bank 3,304.65 12 6.20%

Global FIG Revenue

Rank Lead Manager Amount $m No of issues Share %
  • Last updated
  • 02 May 2016
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 3,286.19 8 14.01%
2 UBS 3,066.95 9 13.07%
3 Barclays 2,579.55 5 11.00%
4 BNP Paribas 2,246.30 9 9.57%
5 HSBC 1,533.23 10 6.54%