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  • Sphere holders agitate against HSH Nordbank

    Holders of HSH Nordbank’s tier one securities have reacted angrily to the German bank’s announcement that it expects to write the instruments down further. Bondholders are also meeting later this month to vote on taking legal action against the bank.

    • 12 Nov 2018
  • UniCredit pushes back TLAC funding plan

    UniCredit has moved its target date for issuing instruments to meet its total loss absorbing capacity (TLAC) requirement from the end of this year to the end of March next year. Meanwhile, chief executive Jean Pierre Mustier is set to invest in the bank’s equity and additional tier one (AT1) notes.

    • 08 Nov 2018
  • Munich Re spies room for tier two

    Munich Re announced plans for its first trip to the bond markets in six years, with the insurer’s level of leverage deemed inefficient.

    • 08 Nov 2018
  • L&G more than five times subscribed for new T2

    Legal & General managed to build a book about £2.25bn for a £400m tier two transaction in the sterling market on Wednesday, tightening pricing by more than 20bp.

    • 07 Nov 2018
  • Investors splash the cash on Amex

    Investors poured cash into American Express as a stronger market tone underlined their willingness to put money to work on quality names despite an uncertain backdrop.

    • 01 Nov 2018
  • UK insurers face capital haircut on some RT1s

    UK insurers face being taxed if their restricted tier one (RT1) bonds are written down, according to a measure set out in this week's budget. The Prudential Regulation Authority responded by proposing that firms deduct the tax charge from their own funds, effectively reducing the capital benefit of issuing.

    • 01 Nov 2018
  • English law MREL bonds: how much of a risk?

    The status of bonds used to meet banks’ minimum requirements for own funds and eligible liabilities (MREL) and issued under English law has become a hot topic in the face of Brexit uncertainty. But many in the market are sanguine about a solution being found and there are obstacles for investors seeking to speculate on the outcome.

    • 31 Oct 2018
  • Citic Bank picks size over price for AT1

    China Citic Bank International gave in to investor demands for a higher yield on its additional tier one notes, compromising on price to secure a $500m trade.

    • 31 Oct 2018
  • Barclays calls costly retail preference shares

    Barclays announced this week that it is calling $2.65bn of retail preference shares. The bank said it is redeeming the instrument now, several years after the first call date, due to confidence in its capital position.

    • 25 Oct 2018
  • Standard Life turns to tier two in capital clean-up

    Standard Life Aberdeen announced on Wednesday that it was asking holders of a dollar-denominated tier two bond to change the documentation to reflect its new regulatory regime, after pricing a tender for other subordinated debt instruments earlier in the week.

    • 25 Oct 2018

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Bookrunners of Global Covered Bonds

Rank Lead Manager Amount $m No of issues Share %
  • Last updated
  • Today
1 HSBC 12,539.55 69 5.33%
2 UniCredit 11,957.19 82 5.09%
3 UBS 10,837.07 59 4.61%
4 LBBW 10,773.61 70 4.58%
5 Natixis 10,629.41 59 4.52%

Bookrunners of Global FIG

Rank Lead Manager Amount $m No of issues Share %
  • Last updated
  • Today
1 JPMorgan 77,923.41 335 6.04%
2 Citi 76,908.67 394 5.97%
3 Bank of America Merrill Lynch 76,247.85 304 5.91%
4 Goldman Sachs 70,209.02 594 5.45%
5 Morgan Stanley 66,628.43 375 5.17%

Bookrunners of Dollar Denominated FIG

Rank Lead Manager Amount $m No of issues Share %
  • Last updated
  • Today
1 JPMorgan 64,153.09 237 10.49%
2 Bank of America Merrill Lynch 64,053.06 256 10.48%
3 Citi 60,158.63 297 9.84%
4 Goldman Sachs 53,564.70 530 8.76%
5 Morgan Stanley 51,719.52 292 8.46%

Bookrunners of Euro Denominated Covered Bond Above €500m

Rank Lead Manager Amount $m No of issues Share %
  • Last updated
  • Today
1 Natixis 7,713.92 29 6.88%
2 Deutsche Bank 6,252.08 21 5.57%
3 Credit Agricole CIB 6,198.22 24 5.53%
4 LBBW 6,082.16 26 5.42%
5 UniCredit 6,041.97 24 5.39%

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 HSBC 7,584.11 21 12.72%
2 Barclays 4,776.16 18 8.01%
3 Credit Suisse 4,518.72 16 7.58%
4 BNP Paribas 4,247.72 20 7.12%
5 UBS 3,877.49 18 6.50%