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 UniCredit 11,957.19 82 5.36%
2 HSBC 11,812.99 65 5.29%
3 LBBW 10,602.04 69 4.75%
4 UBS 10,527.02 56 4.72%
5 Natixis 10,458.17 56 4.68%

Bookrunners of Global FIG

Rank Lead Manager Amount $m No of issues Share %
  • Last updated
  • Today
1 JPMorgan 76,957.45 328 6.17%
2 Citi 76,201.10 387 6.11%
3 Bank of America Merrill Lynch 74,603.42 292 5.98%
4 Goldman Sachs 69,690.96 577 5.58%
5 Morgan Stanley 64,628.40 358 5.18%

Bookrunners of Dollar Denominated FIG

Rank Lead Manager Amount $m No of issues Share %
  • Last updated
  • Today
1 JPMorgan 63,096.80 230 10.69%
2 Bank of America Merrill Lynch 62,492.06 243 10.59%
3 Citi 59,326.59 289 10.05%
4 Goldman Sachs 52,921.63 512 8.97%
5 Morgan Stanley 50,083.92 277 8.48%

Bookrunners of Euro Denominated Covered Bond Above €500m

Rank Lead Manager Amount $m No of issues Share %
  • Last updated
  • Today
1 Natixis 7,713.92 29 7.27%
2 UniCredit 6,041.97 24 5.69%
3 LBBW 5,910.59 25 5.57%
4 Deutsche Bank 5,667.40 19 5.34%
5 Commerzbank Group 5,647.34 22 5.32%

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 HSBC 7,584.11 21 12.82%
2 Barclays 4,776.16 18 8.08%
3 Credit Suisse 4,490.78 15 7.59%
4 BNP Paribas 4,171.68 19 7.05%
5 UBS 3,877.49 18 6.56%