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  • Vivat bonds tumble as Beijing takes control

    Outstanding bonds issued by Vivat NV, the Dutch insurance group, suffered on Friday morning after its parent company Anbang Insurance Group was seized by Chinese authorities — but a sale to a European firm could provide an upside for bondholders.

    • 23 Feb 2018
  • Make bank bankruptcy great again, says US Treasury

    The US Department of the Treasury defied Republican calls to scrap the Orderly Liquidation Authority this week, after publishing a report in which it recommended an overhaul of the nation’s framework for dealing with failing banks.

    • 22 Feb 2018
  • Albaraka Turk provides blueprint for Turkish AT1

    Albaraka Turk broke new ground last week it has emerged, issuing the first ever Basel III-compliant additional tier one (AT1) from Turkey in a private placement. The deal has set a structuring template for future Turkish AT1 issuance, and has sparked interest among those looking to bring the next, possibly public benchmark, deal, writes Virginia Furness.

    • 22 Feb 2018
  • FIG executions get tougher as HSBC plans AT1 flood

    Syndicates have encountered some difficulty in placing financial institution bonds this week, but there is optimism in the face of widening spreads. This is just as well for HSBC’s plans to raise $5bn-$7bn of the most risky form of bank debt in the first half of the year.

    • 22 Feb 2018
  • Unipol goes tight with tier two ahead of Italian election

    UnipolSai Assicurazioni, the insurance branch of Unipol Gruppo, came to the market on Thursday with a no-grow €500m tier two deal, which was priced inside some expectations of fair value.

    • 22 Feb 2018
  • Aegon is ‘looking at’ RT1 but has no issuance plans at present

    Aegon NV, the Dutch insurance group, could use restricted tier one (RT1) capital to replace grandfathered instruments.

    • 21 Feb 2018
  • Period of ‘super easy markets’ is over, say FIG bankers

    FIG syndicate bankers are advising issuers to get on with their capital and funding plans as quickly as possible in 2018.

    • 21 Feb 2018
  • Investors excited for HSBC’s jumbo AT1 plans

    Financial institutions bond investors are looking for an ‘attractive entry point’ when HSBC opens books on $5bn-$7bn of additional tier one issuance in the next four months, following the bank's latest results on Tuesday.

    • 21 Feb 2018
  • First Turkish AT1 breaks ground but there's more to do

    Albaraka Turk scored a solid first last week when it issued Turkey’s first Basel III compliant additional tier one bond, but while this marks progress, it will take one of the country’s larger banks to establish a true benchmark.

    • 20 Feb 2018
  • HSBC to front load AT1 plans and clear path for buybacks

    HSBC plans to issue between $5bn-$7bn of additional tier one debt in the first half of this year, clearing the path for share buybacks in the second half. The bank is prevented by listing authority rules from issuing AT1 at the same time as running a buyback, meaning it delayed its issuance plans last year.

    • 20 Feb 2018

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Bookrunners of Global Covered Bonds

Rank Lead Manager Amount $m No of issues Share %
  • Last updated
  • Today
1 Natixis 4,052.17 16 6.87%
2 UniCredit 3,888.71 20 6.59%
3 Credit Suisse 3,715.52 17 6.30%
4 Barclays 3,348.56 16 5.67%
5 Deutsche Bank 2,972.40 12 5.04%

Bookrunners of Global FIG

Rank Lead Manager Amount $m No of issues Share %
  • Last updated
  • Today
1 Goldman Sachs 16,645.90 69 6.84%
2 Morgan Stanley 16,288.66 59 6.69%
3 JPMorgan 16,212.01 56 6.66%
4 Bank of America Merrill Lynch 15,866.43 43 6.52%
5 Citi 14,967.16 63 6.15%

Bookrunners of Dollar Denominated FIG

Rank Lead Manager Amount $m No of issues Share %
  • Last updated
  • Today
1 Goldman Sachs 15,573.24 61 10.79%
2 Bank of America Merrill Lynch 14,541.23 37 10.08%
3 JPMorgan 14,141.75 39 9.80%
4 Morgan Stanley 13,590.57 45 9.42%
5 Citi 13,439.84 50 9.31%

Bookrunners of Euro Denominated Covered Bond Above €500m

Rank Lead Manager Amount $m No of issues Share %
  • Last updated
  • Today
1 Natixis 3,768.78 13 10.71%
2 UniCredit 2,555.78 10 7.26%
3 Deutsche Bank 2,505.35 8 7.12%
4 SG Corporate & Investment Banking 2,239.57 9 6.36%
5 Credit Suisse 2,135.65 6 6.07%

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 UBS 2,543.19 7 19.67%
2 Credit Agricole CIB 2,031.40 2 15.71%
3 SG Corporate & Investment Banking 1,447.57 4 11.19%
4 BNP Paribas 1,314.77 3 10.17%
5 JPMorgan 657.14 4 5.08%