SME covereds: good intentions, bad consequences

When is a covered bond not a covered bond? Commerzbank’s controversial SME structured deal generated much emotion at the IMN covered bond conference in London this week. In a show of hands, almost all delegates thought the issuer should not have been able to market it as a covered bond. EuroWeek looks into the reasons for their disapproval and considers the arguments for the defence. Whoever is right, Commerz has given the market a new headache.

  • 01 Mar 2013
The SME market in Europe is in need of funding and bankers have been busy finding ways to develop capital market solutions in response. With the ABS market decimated and senior unsecured investors liable to be bailed in, Commerzbank last week successfully structured and placed a dual recourse ...

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Bookrunners of Global Covered Bonds

Rank Lead Manager Amount $m No of issues Share %
  • Last updated
  • 15 Jan 2018
1 Credit Suisse 1,824.93 10 6.61%
2 UniCredit 1,790.72 7 6.48%
3 UBS 1,701.70 9 6.16%
4 Barclays 1,685.27 6 6.10%
5 Natixis 1,548.71 6 5.61%

Bookrunners of Global FIG

Rank Lead Manager Amount $m No of issues Share %
  • Last updated
  • Today
1 UBS 6,938.93 9 9.57%
2 Barclays 6,668.46 11 9.19%
3 Deutsche Bank 6,180.57 12 8.52%
4 BNP Paribas 4,901.31 8 6.76%
5 Credit Suisse 4,440.99 13 6.12%

Bookrunners of Dollar Denominated FIG

Rank Lead Manager Amount $m No of issues Share %
  • Last updated
  • Today
1 Barclays 4,273.17 7 10.70%
2 Goldman Sachs 3,803.12 12 9.52%
3 Credit Suisse 3,710.14 9 9.29%
4 Citi 3,572.19 14 8.94%
5 Bank of America Merrill Lynch 3,163.57 14 7.92%

Bookrunners of Euro Denominated Covered Bond Above €500m

Rank Lead Manager Amount $m No of issues Share %
  • Last updated
  • 15 Jan 2018
1 LBBW 1,541.66 6 8.27%
2 UniCredit 1,509.32 6 8.09%
3 Natixis 1,399.99 5 7.51%
4 SG Corporate & Investment Banking 1,234.02 4 6.62%
5 UBS 1,224.32 4 6.57%

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 1,031.57 1 31.38%
2 UBS 356.49 2 10.85%
2 Goldman Sachs 356.49 2 10.85%
2 Bank of America Merrill Lynch 356.49 2 10.85%
5 Lloyds Banking Group 249.35 1 7.59%