Market awaits SA election results, but FIs to remain 'safe'

Analysts expect the African National Congress (ANC) to win South Africa's general elections next Wednesday. Although a number of deep-rooted domestic problems have the potential to throw the country into an economic crisis, bankers expect FIs to remain "safe" in the worst of scenarios.

  • By Mariam Meskin
  • 02 May 2019

The incumbent government, led by president Cyril Ramaphosa, has been polling well in recent months, with analysts predicting a majority win for his ANC party. But capital market spectators are holding their breaths as the election has become mired in economic and political controversy.

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Global Syndicated Loan Volume

Rank Lead Manager Amount $m No of issues Share %
  • Last updated
  • Today
1 JPMorgan 238,603.85 642 11.02%
2 Bank of America Merrill Lynch 226,554.58 701 10.46%
3 Citi 131,576.49 402 6.07%
4 Wells Fargo Securities 119,878.50 447 5.53%
5 MUFG 109,203.46 621 5.04%

Bookrunners of Middle East and Africa Loans

Rank Lead Manager Amount $m No of issues Share %
  • Last updated
  • Today
1 Sumitomo Mitsui Financial Group 3,579.59 9 9.39%
2 Standard Chartered Bank 3,038.82 11 7.97%
3 First Abu Dhabi Bank 2,978.95 13 7.81%
4 BNP Paribas 2,705.06 6 7.09%
5 Citi 2,288.85 10 6.00%

Bookrunners of European Leveraged Loans

Rank Lead Manager Amount $m No of issues Share %
  • Last updated
  • Today
1 BNP Paribas 7,083.69 52 6.37%
2 Deutsche Bank 6,886.84 39 6.20%
3 Goldman Sachs 6,877.67 36 6.19%
4 Credit Agricole CIB 6,659.77 36 5.99%
5 Barclays 6,209.03 28 5.59%

Bookrunners of European Marketed Syndicated Loans

Rank Lead Manager Amount $m No of issues Share %
  • Last updated
  • Today
1 BNP Paribas 31,283.69 132 7.81%
2 Credit Agricole CIB 27,347.56 115 6.83%
3 JPMorgan 23,350.32 62 5.83%
4 Bank of America Merrill Lynch 22,698.09 61 5.67%
5 UniCredit 19,891.92 110 4.97%

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%