Opinion: Dim sum covenants will get tighter, but not that tight

Dim sum bond investors may be asking for stricter covenants in offshore renminbi deals, but they are unlikely to get the strong pledges they are used to in international bonds from Asian issuers. That should not cause too much worry: Asian covenants are already among the strongest in the world — and any Chinese issuer will be very wary about damaging sentiment in a market that the mainland government has invested a lot of energy into.

  • 10 Nov 2011
Investors have been pushing for stronger covenants for the last six months of so, but this is now starting to be reflected in a number of deals, said analysts at Moody’s at the end of last week. The ratings agency published a report on “demanding” investors asking for ...

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Bookrunners of Global Covered Bonds

Rank Lead Manager Amount $m No of issues Share %
  • Last updated
  • Today
1 HSBC 6,183.34 29 6.53%
2 UniCredit 5,615.53 47 5.93%
3 LBBW 5,509.16 31 5.82%
4 Natixis 4,708.38 22 4.98%
5 Credit Agricole CIB 4,419.88 22 4.67%

Bookrunners of Global FIG

Rank Lead Manager Amount $m No of issues Share %
  • Last updated
  • Today
1 Citi 24,329.02 116 7.03%
2 JPMorgan 23,079.03 99 6.67%
3 Bank of America Merrill Lynch 21,714.74 85 6.28%
4 Morgan Stanley 19,242.41 100 5.56%
5 Goldman Sachs 17,708.18 153 5.12%

Bookrunners of Dollar Denominated FIG

Rank Lead Manager Amount $m No of issues Share %
  • Last updated
  • Today
1 Bank of America Merrill Lynch 20,018.25 72 11.43%
2 Citi 19,159.18 90 10.94%
3 JPMorgan 18,379.79 78 10.50%
4 Morgan Stanley 16,159.37 75 9.23%
5 Goldman Sachs 15,187.28 135 8.67%

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 7.52%
2 HSBC 3,694.64 13 7.04%
3 LBBW 3,692.39 14 7.04%
4 Credit Agricole CIB 3,475.55 14 6.63%
5 Deutsche Bank 3,304.65 12 6.30%

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 15.14%
2 UBS 3,066.95 9 14.13%
3 BNP Paribas 2,246.30 9 10.35%
4 HSBC 1,533.23 10 7.07%
5 Deutsche Bank 1,178.57 8 5.43%