Liquidity crisis? You’ve got to be joking

Suggestions that European government bonds have been struck by illiquidity, and that states could find it hard to raise finance, are rubbish. Spreads over Bunds may have widened a bit in the flight to quality, but all governments are funding at lower yields than in June.

  • 04 Dec 2007
A report in Monday’s Financial Times paints a gloomy picture for euro zone governments, state agencies and supranational banks.
The reader could easily be led into thinking that the end is nigh for euro zone governments, and that, like companies and financial institutions, they have fallen victim to ...

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All International Bonds

Rank Lead Manager Amount $m No of issues Share %
  • Last updated
  • Today
1 Citi 143,637.59 532 8.14%
2 JPMorgan 133,493.98 551 7.57%
3 Bank of America Merrill Lynch 121,018.50 398 6.86%
4 Barclays 102,515.63 366 5.81%
5 Goldman Sachs 100,033.84 285 5.67%

Bookrunners of All Syndicated Loans EMEA

Rank Lead Manager Amount $m No of issues Share %
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  • Today
1 JPMorgan 24,749.48 24 10.68%
2 Citi 15,693.04 32 6.77%
3 SG Corporate & Investment Banking 14,413.17 40 6.22%
4 Deutsche Bank 13,118.70 35 5.66%
5 Bank of America Merrill Lynch 12,117.87 27 5.23%

Bookrunners of all EMEA ECM Issuance

Rank Lead Manager Amount $m No of issues Share %
  • Last updated
  • Today
1 Goldman Sachs 5,976.79 28 10.24%
2 JPMorgan 4,842.28 23 8.30%
3 Citi 4,170.20 23 7.15%
4 Deutsche Bank 4,055.26 23 6.95%
5 Morgan Stanley 2,713.30 22 4.65%