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 HSBC 6,314.80 30 6.53%
2 UniCredit 5,757.33 48 5.95%
3 LBBW 5,650.96 32 5.84%
4 Natixis 4,708.38 22 4.87%
5 Credit Agricole CIB 4,632.01 23 4.79%

Bookrunners of Global FIG

Rank Lead Manager Amount $m No of issues Share %
  • Last updated
  • Today
1 Citi 25,305.84 121 7.02%
2 JPMorgan 24,280.35 106 6.73%
3 Bank of America Merrill Lynch 21,984.95 88 6.10%
4 Morgan Stanley 19,748.28 103 5.48%
5 Goldman Sachs 18,121.76 154 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 20,187.92 74 10.92%
2 Citi 20,047.19 95 10.84%
3 JPMorgan 19,459.84 84 10.52%
4 Morgan Stanley 16,529.18 77 8.94%
5 Goldman Sachs 15,636.39 136 8.46%

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 13.95%
2 UBS 3,110.84 10 13.21%
3 Barclays 2,579.55 5 10.95%
4 BNP Paribas 2,246.30 9 9.54%
5 HSBC 1,533.23 10 6.51%