Subprime Problems Hit WaMu

  • 02 Jul 2007
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The Chicago job market continues to be haunted by problems in the nation's subprime mortgage industry, even as federal regulators fashion guidelines they hope will improve conditions in the sector.

Washington Mutual Inc. has disclosed that it is closing a subprime mortgage office at One Pierce Place in Itasca, leaving more than 100 employees out of work, according to a filing this week with the Illinois Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity.

"As a result of the changing subprime market, we made the decision to close the facility," a WaMu spokesman confirmed Friday.

  • 02 Jul 2007

GlobalCapital European securitization league table

Rank Lead Manager/Arranger Total Volume $m No. of Deals Share % by Volume
1 BNP Paribas 15,084 31 17.18
2 Bank of America Merrill Lynch (BAML) 9,637 29 10.97
3 Citi 8,093 21 9.22
4 Lloyds Bank 7,329 24 8.35
5 JP Morgan 6,580 10 7.49

Bookrunners of Global Structured Finance

Rank Lead Manager Amount $m No of issues Share %
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1 Citi 128,786.28 373 11.27%
2 Bank of America Merrill Lynch 100,918.70 292 8.83%
3 JPMorgan 100,646.92 291 8.81%
4 Wells Fargo Securities 91,306.23 262 7.99%
5 Credit Suisse 75,502.58 201 6.61%