• 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
  • Evidence builds of tighter green bond pricing

    A new study of green bond pricing has stopped short of saying that green bond issuers can generally expect to get tighter new issue premiums. But the report’s lead author did say: “Green bond buyers can’t expect to receive a new issue premium — that is itself quite a bold statement.”

    • 22 Feb 2018
  • Barclays trading assets balloon as bank gets back in the game

    Barclays reported annual results on Thursday, revealing the huge scale of the firm’s trading balance sheet expansion in 2017, as it scales back up in its historical strength of macro trading. But the low volatility last year weighed on returns, and the growth in the trading book has yet to deliver the profits it hopes for.

    • 22 Feb 2018
  • VIEW: The ECB’s collateral rule is a step to a safer German banking system

    Disallowing the use of senior bail-in debt as collateral at the ECB has alarmed some parts of the market — but discouraging banks from buying other banks' debt should be applauded.

    • 20 Feb 2018
  • Amundi to take top spot in sustainability ratings

    Oekom Research, the sustainability ratings agency, has given only 7% of the asset managers and securities brokerages it assessed a prime rating, in an unpublished report seen by GlobalCapital.

    • 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
  • Santander FIG trading co-head leaves

    Santander's co-head of FIG trading has left the bank. GlobalCapital understands.

    • 19 Feb 2018
  • Investors slam banks for superficial approach to climate risk

    A group of more than 100 investors managing nearly $2tr in assets said in a report this week that banks had put up only ‘skin deep’ efforts to capture the risks and opportunities associated with climate change.

    • 15 Feb 2018
  • Collateral rule puts German sub-senior in spotlight

    Liquidity in German senior bonds is set to be hit by new rules preventing the use of the bonds as collateral when borrowing from the European Central Bank (ECB).

    • 15 Feb 2018
  • Climate risk is worth stressing about

    Central banks have been tweaking and improving their stress testing models in recent years. But these schemes are already long overdue using a climate risk scenario.

    • 15 Feb 2018
  • Judge demands full Deloitte report in Popular document pull

    The Spanish National Court has ordered parties involved in a criminal investigation into Banco Popular to hand over nearly 80 related documents, including a full and unredacted version of Deloitte’s valuation report.

    • 15 Feb 2018
  • Monte: back to life, back to reality

    Following an €8.1bn state bail-out, Banca Monte dei Paschi di Siena still has its work cut out in putting ticks in the boxes of its 2021 restructuring plan.

    • 13 Feb 2018
  • ‘Huge consequences’ for German senior as ECB tightens collateral criteria

    The European Central Bank (ECB) has said that bail-inable senior bank bonds cannot count as collateral, as part of changes tightening its eligiblity criteria. This could have a particular effect in Germany, where all senior bank bonds are statutorily subordinated.

    • 12 Feb 2018
  • ECBC launches EeMAP public consultation

    The European Covered Bond Council (ECBC) has launched a consultation seeking market feedback on draft guidelines for a standardised European energy efficient mortgage.

    • 12 Feb 2018
  • LBBW reshuffles research team

    LBBW has promoted Thomas Meißner to be its new head of strategy. Alexandra Schadow takes over from Meißner as head of cross-asset research.

    • 09 Feb 2018
  • Santander had ‘much higher bid’ for Popular, sources claim

    Santander had lined up a “much higher bid” than the €1 it paid for Banco Popular last summer, claimed sources close to the Spanish bank’s resolution. They argued that the sales process would have been more competitive if the Single Resolution Board had allowed potential rescue bidders more time to consider their positions.

    • 09 Feb 2018
  • Italian banks fear ECB will target existing NPLs

    The European Central Bank might implement its controversial provisioning proposal for NPL inflows from April — later than originally anticipated, it said this week. But Italian lenders are now scared their existing NPLs will be on the hook next.

    • 08 Feb 2018
  • Deutsche makes MD and director cuts, blasts Birmingham DCM

    Deutsche Bank plans to put up to 40 bankers at director level and above in its EMEA investment banking division at risk of redundancy, including the bank's co-head of FIG DCM, GlobalCapital understands. Several of those put at risk were based in Birmingham, including the bank’s head of Europe-US private placements.

    • 08 Feb 2018
  • ‘Get ready’ for NPL addendum as Italian champs look to cut exposure

    The European Central Bank’s addendum on non-performing loans (NPLs) will be published in March and could be implemented straight away, according to Danièle Nouy, chair of the body’s Supervisory Board. Meanwhile, UniCredit and Intesa Sanpaolo progressed with plans to reduce NPL levels this week.

    • 08 Feb 2018
  • IFRS 9 in stress testing: a ‘big deal’ for banks

    The introduction of IFRS 9, a new accounting standard, brings this year’s European Banking Authority stress tests into uncharted territory, with market participants expecting the exercise to raise questions about the comparability and reliability of results.

    • 08 Feb 2018
  • Mixed messages in the debate over green capital relief

    Authors of last week’s HLEG sustainable finance report seem unsure whether they want green capital relief or not — while the European Banking Federation (EBF) seems unsure about why.

    • 06 Feb 2018
  • Green capital relief off the agenda… for now

    The European Commission's High Level Expert Group report on Sustainable Finance this week stopped short of advocating that banks should be able to hold less capital against green assets, but the idea still has political legs.

    • 01 Feb 2018
  • HLEG pushes stricter EU green bond label

    The European Commission's High Level Expert Group on Sustainable Finance has put a high priority on green bonds, proposing a new EU standard, to be put in place this year, which could be more stringent than current market practice.

    • 01 Feb 2018
  • Barclays cuts hit EMEA levfin head, ECM vice-chair, other senior bankers

    The round of redundancies at Barclays Investment Bank has hit more senior figures, including the head of EMEA leveraged finance, a vice-chairman in ECM, the COO of EMEA banking, as well as other managing directors across the origination businesses.

    • 01 Feb 2018

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%