Asia To Get 10-Year Credit Index

Credit derivative houses in Asia have agreed to start trading 10-year contracts referenced to the iTraxx credit derivatives index next week when the indices rollover.

  • 11 Mar 2005
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Credit derivative houses in Asia have agreed to start trading 10-year contracts referenced to the iTraxx credit derivatives index next week when the indices rollover. "This will likely be used by customers to hedge existing positions or hedge their overall portfolios," said an official at JPMorgan. Dealers have been talking about launching this contract since the onset of the year (DW, 1/7), but there were concerns about limited liquidity. The emergence of longer-dated credit-default swaps and portfolio swaps linked to Asian names, however, gave dealers comfort there would be liquidity in the index.

"There's more seven and 10 year names being quoted as well as greater curve trades," said a trader at a U.S. house, noting the growing interest for trades in the longer end as clients search for yield.

  • 11 Mar 2005

All International Bonds

Rank Lead Manager Amount $m No of issues Share %
  • Last updated
  • Today
1 Citi 300,564.69 1167 8.07%
2 JPMorgan 292,705.55 1273 7.86%
3 Bank of America Merrill Lynch 274,298.19 930 7.36%
4 Barclays 227,796.85 849 6.12%
5 Goldman Sachs 201,953.92 668 5.42%

Bookrunners of All Syndicated Loans EMEA

Rank Lead Manager Amount $m No of issues Share %
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  • Today
1 BNP Paribas 43,084.26 173 7.10%
2 JPMorgan 38,694.99 77 6.38%
3 Credit Agricole CIB 32,927.59 157 5.43%
4 UniCredit 32,342.86 144 5.33%
5 SG Corporate & Investment Banking 31,187.44 119 5.14%

Bookrunners of all EMEA ECM Issuance

Rank Lead Manager Amount $m No of issues Share %
  • Last updated
  • Today
1 JPMorgan 12,840.88 54 8.97%
2 Goldman Sachs 12,059.06 58 8.42%
3 Citi 9,451.48 53 6.60%
4 Morgan Stanley 8,054.41 48 5.62%
5 UBS 7,829.15 30 5.47%