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 9,704.99 54 5.49%
2 UniCredit 9,192.82 61 5.20%
3 LBBW 8,744.00 54 4.95%
4 Natixis 8,477.22 42 4.80%
5 Credit Suisse 8,000.81 42 4.53%

Bookrunners of Global FIG

Rank Lead Manager Amount $m No of issues Share %
  • Last updated
  • Today
1 Bank of America Merrill Lynch 64,642.45 228 6.58%
2 JPMorgan 63,002.07 249 6.42%
3 Citi 60,945.09 285 6.21%
4 Goldman Sachs 57,687.34 470 5.88%
5 Morgan Stanley 51,366.23 277 5.23%

Bookrunners of Dollar Denominated FIG

Rank Lead Manager Amount $m No of issues Share %
  • Last updated
  • Today
1 Bank of America Merrill Lynch 54,011.37 190 11.14%
2 JPMorgan 53,201.53 180 10.97%
3 Citi 49,399.51 226 10.19%
4 Goldman Sachs 43,055.88 416 8.88%
5 Morgan Stanley 39,744.53 217 8.20%

Bookrunners of Euro Denominated Covered Bond Above €500m

Rank Lead Manager Amount $m No of issues Share %
  • Last updated
  • Today
1 Natixis 6,511.67 24 7.36%
2 UniCredit 5,302.66 21 5.99%
3 Deutsche Bank 5,002.94 16 5.66%
4 LBBW 4,987.08 21 5.64%
5 Commerzbank Group 4,984.41 19 5.63%

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 4,729.28 11 10.98%
2 Barclays 3,919.93 12 9.10%
3 UBS 3,374.07 13 7.83%
4 BNP Paribas 3,351.70 12 7.78%
5 Credit Agricole CIB 2,490.29 7 5.78%