Latest LevFin people & market news

  • CLO credit quality could weaken without risk retention, says Morgan Stanley

    Morgan Stanley analysts described the potential rollback of risk retention rules for US CLO managers as a “modest positive” for the market on Tuesday, adding $10bn to their 2018 issuance forecast, but they warned that credit quality could suffer in new deals because of the scarcity of leveraged loans.

    • 20 Feb 2018
  • Milbank hires two levfin lawyers from Shearman & Sterling

    As Europe’s leveraged finance markets return to growth, Milbank, Tweed, Hadley & McCloy has added Apostolos Gkoutzinis and Rebecca Marques as partners to its leveraged finance and capital markets team.

    • 20 Feb 2018
  • US CLO industry wins risk retention exemption

    In a big vote of confidence in the CLO product, the District of Columbia Court of Appeals ruled on Friday that CLO managers should be exempt from risk retention requirements, vindicating the arguments put forward by the Loan Syndications and Trading Association against federal regulatory agencies.

    • 09 Feb 2018
  • Barings achieves tight print for latest European CLO

    CLO equity investors expressed strong interest for the €509.25m Barings Euro CLO 2018-1, with the equity tranche four times subscribed according to a market source.

    • 06 Feb 2018
  • Citi plonks recent hire on to HY trading throne

    Citi’s has named a recent hire from HSBC as its new EMEA head of high yield trading, three months after the dealer joined the firm. It follows recent new hires of two salesmen for Citi’s high yield team.

    • 06 Feb 2018
  • LMA plans could cut off ‘risk-free profits’ for loan banks

    Slow settlements and burdensome admin in the European leveraged loan market have been delivering risk-free profits to some loan arrangers — leaving loan funds and CLO managers fuming, and prompting a move from the Loan Market Association to work on a fix. But in a hot market, voluntary guidance may not be enough.

    • 01 Feb 2018
  • Deriv, cap market groups join forces on Libor

    Trade associations representing derivatives and capital markets have published a road map that they hope will lay the path to a smooth transition away from “ibor” interest rate benchmarks.

    • 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
  • Senior credit investor joins SVP

    Dagmar Kent Kershaw, a veteran leveraged finance investor, has joined the advisory council at Strategic Value Partners

    • 31 Jan 2018
  • EU needs official Green Bond Standard, HLEG to advise

    The European Commission is being advised to set up a comprehensive Sustainability Taxonomy by 2020 to guide investment decisions towards a greener economy, and to develop an official EU Green Bond Standard. These are key recommendations of its High Level Expert Group on Sustainable Finance, according to a leaked draft copy of its report seen by GlobalCapital.

    • 29 Jan 2018

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Bookrunners of European Leveraged Loans

Rank Lead Manager Amount $m No of issues Share %
  • Last updated
  • Today
1 BNP Paribas 1,659.34 6 7.12%
2 ING 1,631.78 5 7.00%
3 Goldman Sachs 1,565.51 5 6.72%
4 Deutsche Bank 1,532.98 4 6.58%
5 Citi 1,439.08 6 6.17%

Bookrunners of European HY Bonds

Rank Lead Manager Amount €m No of issues Share %
  • Last updated
  • Today
1 BNP Paribas 923.77 9 8.85%
2 Morgan Stanley 732.63 4 7.02%
3 Goldman Sachs 657.29 6 6.30%
4 Credit Suisse 577.70 7 5.53%
5 JPMorgan 572.76 6 5.49%

Bookrunners of Dollar Denominated HY Bonds

Rank Lead Manager Amount $m No of issues Share %
  • Last updated
  • Today
1 JPMorgan 4,599.75 33 9.01%
2 Citi 4,085.51 32 8.01%
3 Credit Suisse 3,835.38 26 7.52%
4 Wells Fargo Securities 3,248.55 24 6.37%
5 Barclays 2,770.29 16 5.43%