Tranchelet Trading Picks Up

Tranchelet trading on the investment grade corporate CDX index has picked up in the past few weeks as dealers have looked to hedge issuance of bespoke collateralized debt obligations.

  • 20 Oct 2006
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Tranchelet trading on the investment grade corporate CDX index has picked up in the past few weeks as dealers have looked to hedge issuance of bespoke collateralized debt obligations. Tranchelets are very thin slices of index equity tranches which first hit the market as a risk management tool (DW, 1/6).

A handful of firms including Lehman Brothers, Merrill Lynch, Goldman Sachs, Morgan Stanley andJPMorgan are quoting two-way prices in the U.S., but tranchelet protection is predominately bought as a more precise way of hedging bespoke CDO issuance. "As more bespoke deals happen there is a need for bespoke desks to have a better finer hedging tool for these risks," said one dealer. Traders said tranchelets are not often traded on a speculative basis due to uncertainty over correlation risks and sensitivities, although some hedge funds with large CDO books have made relative-value plays to capitalize from possible mispricing.

  • 20 Oct 2006

All International Bonds

Rank Lead Manager Amount $m No of issues Share %
  • Last updated
  • Today
1 Citi 30,363.50 109 7.56%
2 JPMorgan 27,423.07 94 6.82%
3 Goldman Sachs 27,365.68 53 6.81%
4 Barclays 25,009.79 63 6.22%
5 Deutsche Bank 22,679.02 69 5.64%

Bookrunners of All Syndicated Loans EMEA

Rank Lead Manager Amount $m No of issues Share %
  • Last updated
  • Today
1 Mizuho 299.85 1 21.73%
1 ING 299.85 1 21.73%
1 Commerzbank Group 299.85 1 21.73%
1 BNP Paribas 299.85 1 21.73%
5 UBS 60.22 1 4.36%

Bookrunners of all EMEA ECM Issuance

Rank Lead Manager Amount $m No of issues Share %
  • Last updated
  • Today
1 Goldman Sachs 1,607.28 5 22.59%
2 Credit Suisse 1,301.65 4 18.30%
3 UBS 970.80 3 13.65%
4 BNP Paribas 522.35 4 7.34%
5 SG Corporate & Investment Banking 444.17 3 6.24%