ECB tightens covered repo requirements

The European Central Bank (ECB) is making it more difficult for banks to enter into covered bond repurchase agreement (repo) trades with it. That, along with underperformance of senior unsecured bonds relative to covered bonds, could boost the public supply of the latter.

  • By Bill Thornhill
  • 15 May 2019
From February 1, 2020, the covered bonds that issuers retain in order to access central bank cash, rather than sell to investors, must have their own credit rating. Issuers will no longer be able to rely on their overall bank credit rating to be eligible for the liquidity, ...

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Bookrunners of Global Covered Bonds

Rank Lead Manager Amount $m No of issues Share %
  • Last updated
  • Today
1 UniCredit 8,193.67 66 6.50%
2 HSBC 7,294.00 37 5.79%
3 LBBW 6,988.86 39 5.55%
4 Natixis 5,749.17 27 4.56%
5 Barclays 5,557.78 30 4.41%

Bookrunners of Global FIG

Rank Lead Manager Amount $m No of issues Share %
  • Last updated
  • Today
1 Citi 41,447.11 199 6.91%
2 Bank of America Merrill Lynch 38,563.61 156 6.43%
3 JPMorgan 36,010.73 172 6.00%
4 Morgan Stanley 26,869.51 149 4.48%
5 HSBC 25,475.20 147 4.25%

Bookrunners of Dollar Denominated FIG

Rank Lead Manager Amount $m No of issues Share %
  • Last updated
  • Today
1 Citi 32,701.14 156 11.96%
2 Bank of America Merrill Lynch 31,706.88 129 11.60%
3 JPMorgan 29,082.99 133 10.64%
4 Morgan Stanley 19,776.50 105 7.23%
5 Goldman Sachs 16,708.90 173 6.11%

Bookrunners of Euro Denominated Covered Bond Above €500m

Rank Lead Manager Amount $m No of issues Share %
  • Last updated
  • Today
1 LBBW 4,741.33 18 6.99%
2 Natixis 4,734.75 17 6.98%
3 Credit Agricole CIB 4,174.25 17 6.16%
4 UniCredit 4,163.16 19 6.14%
5 HSBC 3,974.99 14 5.86%

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 3,425.91 10 11.23%
2 UBS 3,334.58 12 10.93%
3 Barclays 3,229.69 10 10.59%
4 BNP Paribas 2,554.19 12 8.37%
5 HSBC 1,877.94 13 6.16%