Latest RMB securitization news in Asia
BMW Automotive Finance (China) Co is making its first foray into the ABS market this year, with bookbuilding for the Rmb4.5bn ($656m) Bavarian Sky China 2018-1 set to start next Monday.
Almost six years after China’s asset-backed securities market was rebooted, regulators are still struggling to put together legislation for securitization, casting a shadow over the market’s development, writes Noah Sin.
Mercedes-Benz Auto Finance has completed the tightest auto asset-backed securitization by any foreign originator in China in almost two years. The deal, which closed on Monday, was twice oversubscribed despite two underwriters dropping out of the syndicate at the eleventh hour.
Geely and BNP Paribas’s auto finance joint venture hit the Chinese securitization market with a bang this week, as domestic investors oversubscribed for its single tranche sale by three times. The deal came a week before Mercedes is scheduled to launch a similarly structured transaction, its first in China this year.
Geely and BNP Paribas’s auto finance joint venture hit the Chinese securitization market with a bang on Tuesday, as domestic investors oversubscribed its single tranche sale by three times. The deal came a week before Mercedes is scheduled to launch a similarly structured transaction, which will be its first in China this year.
A Shanghai-based joint venture between carmaker Geely and BNP Paribas is to enter the Chinese auto loans securitization market for the first time next week. The company will test demand with a Rmb1.94bn ($284m) deal, selling just one tranche to investors in the interbank bond market.
The lending arm of Ford’s China operation took advantage of bullish sentiments in the onshore market on August 2, sealing a Rmb4.5bn ($662.3m) securitization. Bankers say Ford managed to price below Nissan, which offered a similar ABS recently, thanks to a major policy announcement that emerged last week.
Ford's Chinese auto lending subsidiary is selling a Rmb4bn ($587.1m) securitization in the renminbi market later this week, coming to the market a fortnight after Nissan. The originator is deploying the fixed-and-floating combo used by Nissan — a tactic which will help the company broaden its investor base, say bankers.
Dongfeng Nissan Auto Finance enjoyed strong support from its traditional investor base — Chinese banks and onshore arms of Japanese banks — as it sold a Rmb4.5bn ($665.7m) securitization on July 19. The deal came as looser onshore liquidity gave banks more cash to buy ABS papers.
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.
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Latest news by market and league table performance
Panda Bonds Top Arrangers
|Rank||Arranger||Share % by Volume|
|1||China Merchants Securities Co||19.83|
|2||Industrial and Commercial Bank of China (ICBC)||14.01|
|4||Agricultural Bank of China (ABC)||10.78|
|5||China CITIC Bank Corp||9.70|
Bookrunners of Asia-Pac (ex-Japan) ECM
|Rank||Lead Manager||Amount $m||No of issues||Share %|
|5||China International Capital Corp Ltd||9,472.18||34||4.96%|
Bookrunners of Asia Pacific (ex-Japan) G3 DCM
|Rank||Lead Manager||Amount $m||No of issues||Share %|
|4||Bank of America Merrill Lynch||11,915.50||74||4.58%|
Asian polls & awards
Securities services was one of the most competitive award categories GlobalRMB had to decide this year. Our awards criteria demanded the near-impossible from participating banks: to beat the competition in the fast-changing China access scheme, while at the same time demonstrating a broad client base and the ability to be at the cutting edge of innovation.
In GlobalRMB's Best Bank Awards for China DCM, Standard Chartered wins for ABS and CNH, HSBC takes home the G3 Bond House Award, and Bank of China gets kudos as the Best House for Panda bond issuers.
GlobalCapital Asia is pleased to invite pitches for our annual capital markets and investment banking awards, rewarding the most impressive transactions and investment banks of 2018.
GlobalCapital announced the winners of its Sustainable and Responsible Capital Markets Awards 2018 in Amsterdam on Tuesday evening. This year’s two sovereign debut green finance issues, from Indonesia and Belgium, won Deals of the Year in their regions, and there were double laurels for Danone, in both the bond and loan markets.
GlobalRMB is pleased to announce the winners of its inaugural awards, honouring those banks, companies and individuals that have made the biggest contribution to bridging the gap between China and the rest of the world.