Latest ABS news

  • Singapore's Clifford Capital launches dollar CLO

    Clifford Capital is seeking $458m this week from its debut project finance collateralized loan obligation cash flow securitization, to be issued through a newly established special purpose company Bayfront Infrastructure Capital.

    • 17 Jul 2018
  • Updated: Dongfeng-Nissan kicks off H2 ABS race

    Dongfeng Nissan Auto Finance is selling a Rmb4.5bn ($674.4m) ABS deal next week — the first by a foreign originator in the second half. Sources say the originator has been afforded a nice window to issue given the looser onshore liquidity, but it will enjoy less flexibility around the structure of the deal.

    • 13 Jul 2018
  • Pricing in climate change cannot solve it

    A huge push is on to get capital markets to face up to climate change and start pricing in the risks. But there is a paradox: the more they get priced in, the harder it will get for those most vulnerable.

    • 03 Jul 2018
  • Global investors snap up GS Caltex’s return

    South Korea’s GS Caltex Corp had five times the demand for its $300m bond on Wednesday, allowing it to pull off an exceptional 30bp price tightening.

    • 21 Jun 2018
  • Investors continue chasing Astrea IV in secondary

    Temasek Holdings’ private equity funds-backed collateralised fund obligation Astrea IV started trading on the Singapore Exchange (SGX) on Monday, with investors continuing to chase after the notes.

    • 19 Jun 2018
  • Innogy conundrum challenges green bond market to find its purpose

    Does it matter if a green bond becomes separated from the green assets that underlie it? The link keeps the issuer honest — but shouldn’t the green bond market be doing more than that?

    • 12 Jun 2018
  • SAIC-GMAC prints jumbo Rmb10bn ABS deal

    General Motors’ joint venture sealed a Rmb10.4bn ($1.62bn) deal in the Chinese securitization market on June 6, marking its biggest outing so far. Bankers on the deal said the auto company wanted to bag the cash before onshore rates come under pressure in the second half of the year.

    • 07 Jun 2018
  • Temasek takes private equity CFO to next stage

    Temasek Holdings returned to the securitization market this week after a two year hiatus to woo investors into private equity funds-backed Astrea IV. Institutional investors are already in the bag. The focus now is on winning over retail accounts — the first time such a deal has been open to the city-state’s public, writes Addison Gong.

    • 07 Jun 2018
  • Temasek finds support from institutional investors for Astrea IV

    Institutional investors piled into Singapore sovereign investment arm Temasek Holdings’ Astrea IV securitization, making the deal almost four times covered. All eyes are now on appetite among retail investors, as it’s the first time a private-equity backed trade is open to the public.

    • 06 Jun 2018
  • Temasek takes Astrea IV CFO to public

    Singapore sovereign wealth fund Temasek Holdings is set to take the securitization market to the next level, seeking three tranches of rated notes worth $500m-equivalent through Astrea IV. A local currency-denominated tranche will also be opened for subscription to retail investors later this week.

    • 04 Jun 2018

ABS news archive

Panda Bonds Top Arrangers

Rank Arranger Share % by Volume
1 China Merchants Securities Co 22.39
2 CITIC Securities 13.39
3 Agricultural Bank of China (ABC) 12.17
3 Industrial and Commercial Bank of China (ICBC) 12.17
5 China CITIC Bank Corp 10.95

Bookrunners of Asia-Pac (ex-Japan) ECM

Rank Lead Manager Amount $m No of issues Share %
  • Last updated
  • Today
1 Goldman Sachs 12,347.28 50 8.27%
2 Citi 10,937.22 60 7.33%
3 Morgan Stanley 9,836.89 36 6.59%
4 China International Capital Corp Ltd 7,946.42 27 5.33%
5 China Securities Co Ltd 7,436.55 29 4.98%

Bookrunners of Asia Pacific (ex-Japan) G3 DCM

Rank Lead Manager Amount $m No of issues Share %
  • Last updated
  • Today
1 HSBC 15,269.13 121 7.26%
2 Citi 14,283.19 91 6.80%
3 JPMorgan 10,369.33 52 4.93%
4 Bank of America Merrill Lynch 9,897.67 56 4.71%
5 Goldman Sachs 9,025.15 40 4.29%

Asian polls & awards

  • GlobalCapital opens Green/SRI Bond and Loan Awards Poll 2018

    After a year of burgeoning growth and change in green, social and sustainability bond issuance, with huge acceleration in green loans, GlobalCapital today invites you to vote in its third Awards poll for this market.

  • The Australian Fixed Income Poll 2018

    Asiamoney, in association with National Australia Bank, invites all fixed income investors in Asia and Europe to participate in the Australian Fixed Income Poll 2018. The online poll will take only five to 10 minutes to complete.

  • Regional Capital Markets Awards Part IV: Investment Bank

    In the last instalment of our 2017 awards, we present the full write-ups of the winners of Best Asian Investment Bank and Best Investment Bank.

  • Regional Capital Markets Awards Part III: Bonds

    In the third instalment of our 2017 awards, we present the full write-ups of the winners of the Best Local Currency Bond, Best High Yield Bond, Best Financial Bond, Best SSA Bond, Best Investment Grade Bond, Best Project Finance Deal, Best Bond, Best G3 and Local Currency Bond House, and Best High Yield Bond House.

  • Regional Capital Markets Awards Part II: Equities

    In the second instalment of our 2017 awards, we present the full write-ups of the winners for Best Follow-On/Accelerated Bookbuild, Best Equity-Linked Deal, Best IPO, Best ECM Deal and Best ECM House.