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  • Covered bond volumes to explode in January

    Covered bond primary volumes are likely to grow steeply in January, as issuers take advantage of a sizeable amount of cash that investors will want to return to the market because of soaring redemptions.

    • 13 Dec 2017
  • FIG buyers focus on lower capital targets as UniCredit presents AT1

    Investors looking at UniCredit’s new additional tier one (AT1) trade on Wednesday will have been pleased to learn that the firm’s capital requirements have fallen by 50bp. Meanwhile, covered bonds are set to remain well supported, and the equity tranches of NPL portfolios look likely to offer securitization investors oversized returns next year.

    • 13 Dec 2017
  • Stakeholders wage debate on proposal for favourable green capital treatment

    Policymakers and market participants are divided over a proposal to lower bank capital requirements for green assets, after the European Commission said this week that it was considering new measures to promote sustainable finance.

    • 13 Dec 2017
  • EC signals interest in lowering capital charges on green loans

    European Commission vice president, Valdis Dombrovskis, has signalled that capital charges on green mortgages and auto loans could be lowered, a move that would boost the investment appeal of green covered bonds and ABS deals secured on such collateral.

    • 12 Dec 2017
  • CPTs and green covered bonds to grow, as ESN’s take shape

    Issuance of green covered bonds and conditional pass through (CPT) deals is likely to improve next year, and European Secured Notes are expected to receive regulatory support, Moody’s has said in a report on the outlook for covered bonds in 2018.

    • 12 Dec 2017
  • Basel gives covered bonds a global boost

    The Basel Committee on Banking Supervision’s (BCBS) has formally recognised covered bonds for the first time. With the introduction of a global preferential risk weight, supply and demand should be boosted, along with the market’s global expansion to new jurisdictions.

    • 11 Dec 2017
  • Alpha goes soft after ECB’s CPT discrimination

    Alpha Bank has structured a newly rated covered bond programme in soft bullet format. The move is in contrast to its Greek peers, which have all recently issued from conditional pass through (CPT) programmes.

    • 07 Dec 2017
  • EC grants waiver for MBS used in covered bonds

    The European Commission has published a waiver allowing issuers to collateralise their cover pools with more than 10% mortgage-backed securities. Although the carve-out is theoretically permanent it could well be superseded by a covered bond framework, which is due in the first quarter 2018.

    • 06 Dec 2017
  • Rating stability favours Fitch-rated covered bonds

    More than 90% of Fitch-rated covered bond programmes have a stable outlook due to the considerable rating cushion between issuers and their covered bonds, or because they are secured on a substantial amount of excess collateral.

    • 06 Dec 2017
  • FIG investors look to fill stockings with AT1s next year

    Investors’ appetite for additional tier one (AT1) bonds is unlikely to diminish next year, while senior non-preferred issuance will come from new jurisdictions. Meanwhile, covered bond investors do not expect spreads to widen, and securitization investors are attracted to high yields.

    • 06 Dec 2017

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  • EC must clear up EBA’s covered bond confusion

    The European Commission needs to take a close look at which types of covered bond are eligible for the Liquidity Coverage Ratio (LCR) which, until the European Banking Authority’s (EBS) intervention, had been pretty obvious.

    • 27 Nov 2017

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Bookrunners of Global Covered Bonds

Rank Lead Manager Amount $m No of issues Share %
  • Last updated
  • Today
1 HSBC 11,789.48 61 6.03%
2 UniCredit 9,672.56 77 4.94%
3 BNP Paribas 9,051.42 45 4.63%
4 Commerzbank Group 8,371.43 55 4.28%
5 LBBW 8,276.69 51 4.23%

Bookrunners of Global FIG

Rank Lead Manager Amount $m No of issues Share %
  • Last updated
  • Today
1 Morgan Stanley 105,250.27 441 6.82%
2 Citi 98,660.81 571 6.39%
3 Goldman Sachs 95,673.87 531 6.20%
4 Bank of America Merrill Lynch 93,136.34 403 6.03%
5 JPMorgan 88,684.81 426 5.75%

Bookrunners of Dollar Denominated FIG

Rank Lead Manager Amount $m No of issues Share %
  • Last updated
  • Today
1 Citi 84,201.33 440 10.76%
2 Bank of America Merrill Lynch 75,241.97 344 9.62%
3 Morgan Stanley 74,178.45 327 9.48%
4 JPMorgan 74,072.86 330 9.47%
5 Goldman Sachs 73,760.37 449 9.43%

Bookrunners of Euro Denominated Covered Bond Above €500m

Rank Lead Manager Amount $m No of issues Share %
  • Last updated
  • Today
1 BNP Paribas 5,645.35 19 6.27%
2 Credit Agricole CIB 5,608.30 21 6.23%
3 LBBW 5,605.63 20 6.23%
4 SG Corporate & Investment Banking 5,543.24 22 6.16%
5 Commerzbank Group 4,949.16 20 5.50%

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 Barclays 9,461.63 27 12.16%
2 HSBC 9,214.48 38 11.84%
3 BNP Paribas 6,278.15 28 8.07%
4 Citi 4,542.03 36 5.84%
5 Credit Suisse 4,325.15 22 5.56%