MAS to consider covered bond repo eligibility

The Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS) is considering making covered bonds eligible for repo, but Singapore dollar issuance would probably be needed, delegates at the Euromoney/ECBC Asian Covered Bond Forum heard this week. Domestic currency issuance would improve the resilience of Singapore’s banking system and potentially encourage other banks to set up programmes.

  • By Bill Thornhill
  • 14 Mar 2019

In a keynote address delivered at the conference on Tuesday, Alan Yeo, executive director of financial markets in the development department at the MAS, outlined the case for covered bonds and raised the possibility of repo eligibility.

He said that the covered bond market had provided global banks ...

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Bookrunners of Global Covered Bonds

Rank Lead Manager Amount $m No of issues Share %
  • Last updated
  • Today
1 UniCredit 10,283.03 88 5.94%
2 HSBC 9,924.14 51 5.73%
3 LBBW 8,393.04 48 4.84%
4 Natixis 7,239.94 37 4.18%
5 UBS 7,025.55 38 4.05%

Bookrunners of Global FIG

Rank Lead Manager Amount $m No of issues Share %
  • Last updated
  • Today
1 Bank of America Merrill Lynch 56,708.49 244 6.13%
2 JPMorgan 53,085.45 277 5.74%
3 Citi 52,245.64 280 5.65%
4 Morgan Stanley 42,417.02 226 4.58%
5 HSBC 36,410.48 226 3.93%

Bookrunners of Dollar Denominated FIG

Rank Lead Manager Amount $m No of issues Share %
  • Last updated
  • Today
1 Bank of America Merrill Lynch 47,013.23 201 11.74%
2 JPMorgan 42,475.83 212 10.61%
3 Citi 41,045.97 215 10.25%
4 Morgan Stanley 31,926.79 155 7.97%
5 Goldman Sachs 27,946.69 263 6.98%

Bookrunners of Euro Denominated Covered Bond Above €500m

Rank Lead Manager Amount $m No of issues Share %
  • Last updated
  • Today
1 Natixis 5,939.43 23 6.77%
2 LBBW 5,403.66 21 6.16%
3 UniCredit 5,082.55 24 5.79%
4 HSBC 5,076.13 19 5.78%
5 Credit Agricole CIB 4,965.07 22 5.66%

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 Barclays 6,170.54 15 14.26%
2 UBS 4,233.38 20 9.79%
3 BNP Paribas 3,880.04 17 8.97%
4 Credit Agricole CIB 3,549.81 11 8.21%
5 HSBC 2,321.22 16 5.37%