ECB deadline for second ratings approval to hit ABS

Structured finance transaction sponsors are racing to line up a second assessment by the credit ratings agencies ahead of a March 1 deadline set by the European Central Bank for securities to meet repo-eligibility criteria. However, a large number of transactions could shortly become ineligible unless the ECB relaxes its deadline.

  • 25 Feb 2011

The ECB has said that ABS presented as Eurosystem collateral will need two ratings from a qualifying agency by March 1, with the lower of the two ratings at least single A.

"Perhaps only one in five of the second rating requests we’ve had will not be ready for ...

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Bookrunners of Global Covered Bonds

Rank Lead Manager Amount $m No of issues Share %
  • Last updated
  • Today
1 HSBC 12,539.55 69 5.33%
2 UniCredit 11,957.19 82 5.08%
3 UBS 10,837.07 59 4.61%
4 LBBW 10,773.61 70 4.58%
5 Natixis 10,629.41 59 4.52%

Bookrunners of Global FIG

Rank Lead Manager Amount $m No of issues Share %
  • Last updated
  • Today
1 JPMorgan 77,923.41 335 6.03%
2 Citi 77,045.03 396 5.96%
3 Bank of America Merrill Lynch 76,247.85 304 5.90%
4 Goldman Sachs 70,384.86 599 5.45%
5 Morgan Stanley 66,629.43 376 5.16%

Bookrunners of Dollar Denominated FIG

Rank Lead Manager Amount $m No of issues Share %
  • Last updated
  • Today
1 JPMorgan 64,153.09 237 10.48%
2 Bank of America Merrill Lynch 64,053.06 256 10.47%
3 Citi 60,258.63 298 9.85%
4 Goldman Sachs 53,704.18 534 8.78%
5 Morgan Stanley 51,720.52 293 8.45%

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 6.88%
2 Deutsche Bank 6,252.08 21 5.57%
3 Credit Agricole CIB 6,198.22 24 5.53%
4 LBBW 6,082.16 26 5.42%
5 UniCredit 6,041.97 24 5.39%

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 12.72%
2 Barclays 4,776.16 18 8.01%
3 Credit Suisse 4,518.72 16 7.58%
4 BNP Paribas 4,247.72 20 7.12%
5 UBS 3,877.49 18 6.50%