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 9,704.99 54 5.47%
2 UniCredit 9,192.82 61 5.18%
3 LBBW 8,744.00 54 4.93%
4 Natixis 8,477.22 42 4.78%
5 Credit Suisse 8,000.81 42 4.51%

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 6.57%
2 JPMorgan 63,002.07 249 6.40%
3 Citi 60,945.09 285 6.19%
4 Goldman Sachs 57,724.23 470 5.87%
5 Morgan Stanley 51,416.23 277 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 10.18%
4 Goldman Sachs 43,092.78 416 8.88%
5 Morgan Stanley 39,794.53 217 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%