EC ratings crackdown serves no purpose, say agencies

Rating agencies and investors this week hit back at plans announced by the European Commission to regulate the sector, claiming that the proposed moves could exacerbate market volatility rather than reduce it as intended.

  • 18 Nov 2011
The EC said that it wanted to diminish the importance of ratings and to make sovereign debt ratings more transparent — with changes published outside market hours and only after one day’s notice to the sovereign. It also wants more agencies, breaking the hold of the big three ...

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Bookrunners of Global Covered Bonds

Rank Lead Manager Amount $m No of issues Share %
  • Last updated
  • Today
1 HSBC 12,659.07 70 5.33%
2 UniCredit 12,296.44 84 5.18%
3 Natixis 10,968.65 61 4.62%
4 LBBW 10,943.55 71 4.61%
5 UBS 10,837.07 59 4.56%

Bookrunners of Global FIG

Rank Lead Manager Amount $m No of issues Share %
  • Last updated
  • Today
1 JPMorgan 79,113.16 343 6.04%
2 Citi 77,255.84 403 5.90%
3 Bank of America Merrill Lynch 76,833.52 308 5.87%
4 Goldman Sachs 70,741.60 609 5.40%
5 Morgan Stanley 67,928.10 386 5.19%

Bookrunners of Dollar Denominated FIG

Rank Lead Manager Amount $m No of issues Share %
  • Last updated
  • Today
1 JPMorgan 64,710.03 242 10.43%
2 Bank of America Merrill Lynch 64,638.73 260 10.42%
3 Citi 60,425.61 304 9.74%
4 Goldman Sachs 54,060.91 544 8.71%
5 Morgan Stanley 52,824.12 302 8.52%

Bookrunners of Euro Denominated Covered Bond Above €500m

Rank Lead Manager Amount $m No of issues Share %
  • Last updated
  • Today
1 Natixis 8,053.17 31 7.07%
2 UniCredit 6,381.22 26 5.60%
3 LBBW 6,252.10 27 5.49%
4 Deutsche Bank 6,252.08 21 5.49%
5 Credit Agricole CIB 6,198.22 24 5.44%

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 12.34%
2 BNP Paribas 5,156.76 22 8.39%
3 Barclays 4,776.16 18 7.77%
4 Credit Suisse 4,518.72 16 7.35%
5 UBS 3,877.49 18 6.31%