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  • Heeding the call: BNPP deal signals new direction for MREL

    European banks have long been tipped to begin using call options as a way of making funding for the minimum requirement for own funds and eligible liabilities (MREL) more efficient. After a blowout deal for BNP Paribas this week, the one year call structure may finally take its place as the new standard for senior debt in the euro market.

    • 17 Jan 2019
  • Italian banks suffer as ECB cracks down on NPL stock

    The European Central Bank has slapped the institutions under its supervision with deadlines for dealing with their stocks of non-performing loans, giving the weakest lenders up to 2027 to raise their coverage levels to 100%. The revelation hit Italian banks hard in the market this week, though some commentators said that the new recommendations should hardly have come as a shock to investors.

    • 17 Jan 2019

  • Wall Street banks hit dollars but Yankees miss chance

    Wall Street banks returned to the dollar market after reporting earnings this week, but while order books bulged, Yankee banks stayed on the sidelines.

    • 17 Jan 2019
  • Barclays cuts across syndicate, LM, RSG, MTNs and advisory

    Barclays has made cuts across its debt capital markets business, with staff put at risk including several long serving bankers who have been with the firm for over a decade.

    • 17 Jan 2019
  • SRB lays out MREL changes ahead of banking package

    The Single Resolution Board (SRB) set out new policy for complex banks on minimum requirements for own funds and eligible liabilities (MREL) on Wednesday, changing its approach on issues including the subordination requirement and how the type of resolution plan an institution has affects its needs.

    • 17 Jan 2019
  • Covered bond issuers turn to PP market

    Although the public covered bond market was quiet over the second half of this week, several issuers have been busy working on private placements in the year so far. These deals have been driven by reverse enquiry from insurance firms looking for safe, ultra-long dated investments that meet return targets.

    • 17 Jan 2019
  • EU member states ready to bury ESA review

    EU finance ministers are poised to agree on January 22 to postpone the review of the European Supervisory Authorities even further, killing any hope of striking a deal before the European Parliament ends its mandate in April 2019.

    • 17 Jan 2019
  • Axiom: NPEs down overall, but worst performers are surprising

    EU banks have drastically reduced their non-performing exposures over the past year, and the weakest lenders in terms of provisioning shortfalls are not from Europe’s periphery, according to research by Axiom Alternative Investments. However, two banks named as some of the worst performers disagreed with this label.

    • 17 Jan 2019
  • Domestics dominate Swissies but Alberta breaks the ice

    Given the uncertainty created by Tuesday’s Brexit vote, the issuance frontloaded into the Swiss franc market at the start of the week was dominated by domestic borrowers.

    • 17 Jan 2019
  • CMB Wing Lung lands tight pricing for AT1

    CMB Wing Lung Bank, the Hong Kong-based subsidiary of China Merchants Bank, has printed the year's first Basel III-compliant additional tier one note from Asia, taking $400m from a deal that was priced well inside analysts’ view on fair value.

    • 18 Jan 2019
  • BOC Aviation scoops up $500m

    BOC Aviation took advantage of upbeat market conditions to raise $500m from a quick drive-by transaction.

    • 18 Jan 2019
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  • Who’s afraid of the big bad loans?

    Mere mention of the words non-performing and loans together has the power to make markets quake, regardless of whether the details are good, bad or neutral.

    • 17 Jan 2019
  • When a bad deal leads to no deal, no one wins

    Maintaining confidence in the system relies on trust that leaders — those selected for their competence and character to set the course for the rest of us — are well informed, able to communicate with others at their level and take decisions that serve the interests of those they lead.

    • 17 Jan 2019

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FIG Priced Deals Database

IssuerMaturitySize
Citi24-Jan-24750
Royal Bank of Canada25-Jan-21500
BNP Paribas23-Jan-272250
BNP Paribas23-Jan-261000
BNZ International Funding23-Apr-22500


Bookrunners of Global FIG

Rank Lead Manager Amount $m No of issues Share %
  • Last updated
  • Today
1 BNP Paribas 7,786.52 11 9.83%
2 Citi 7,555.38 23 9.54%
3 Wells Fargo Securities 5,887.91 6 7.43%
4 JPMorgan 5,473.47 21 6.91%
5 Morgan Stanley 4,949.43 16 6.25%

Bookrunners of Global Covered Bonds

Rank Lead Manager Amount $m No of issues Share %
  • Last updated
  • Today
1 HSBC 2,178.54 9 7.19%
2 Barclays 1,796.79 8 5.93%
3 UniCredit 1,755.37 10 5.80%
4 RBC Capital Markets 1,701.06 6 5.62%
5 SG Corporate & Investment Banking 1,607.59 7 5.31%

Bookrunners of Global Covered Bonds

Rank Lead Manager Amount $m No of issues Share %
  • Last updated
  • Today
1 HSBC 2,178.54 9 7.19%
2 Barclays 1,796.79 8 5.93%
3 UniCredit 1,755.37 10 5.80%
4 RBC Capital Markets 1,701.06 6 5.62%
5 SG Corporate & Investment Banking 1,607.59 7 5.31%

Bookrunners of Global FIG

Rank Lead Manager Amount $m No of issues Share %
  • Last updated
  • Today
1 BNP Paribas 7,786.52 11 9.83%
2 Citi 7,555.38 23 9.54%
3 Wells Fargo Securities 5,887.91 6 7.43%
4 JPMorgan 5,473.47 21 6.91%
5 Morgan Stanley 4,949.43 16 6.25%

Bookrunners of Dollar Denominated FIG

Rank Lead Manager Amount $m No of issues Share %
  • Last updated
  • Today
1 Wells Fargo Securities 5,887.91 6 13.85%
2 Citi 5,438.91 18 12.79%
3 JPMorgan 5,372.59 20 12.64%
4 Morgan Stanley 4,639.07 13 10.91%
5 Bank of America Merrill Lynch 2,889.79 12 6.80%

Bookrunners of Euro Denominated Covered Bond Above €500m

Rank Lead Manager Amount $m No of issues Share %
  • Last updated
  • Today
1 Credit Agricole CIB 1,378.34 5 8.96%
2 Natixis 1,277.72 4 8.31%
3 Barclays 1,252.42 5 8.14%
4 LBBW 1,252.06 5 8.14%
5 SG Corporate & Investment Banking 1,183.61 4 7.70%

Global FIG Revenue

Rank Lead Manager Amount $m No of issues Share %
  • Last updated
  • 02 May 2016
1 Morgan Stanley 365.83 497 7.62%
2 JPMorgan 332.66 618 6.92%
3 Bank of America Merrill Lynch 299.89 590 6.24%
4 Goldman Sachs 276.71 375 5.76%
5 Citi 264.54 592 5.51%

Bookrunners of European Subordinated FIG

Rank Lead Manager Amount €m No of issues Share %
  • Last updated
  • Today
1 JPMorgan 131.18 2 17.98%
1 Bank of America Merrill Lynch 131.18 2 17.98%
3 UBS 87.50 1 11.99%
3 Deutsche Bank 87.50 1 11.99%
5 UniCredit 43.68 1 5.99%