Latest LevFin people & market news

  • CS argues new look levfin biz is safer

    Credit Suisse used part of an investor day on Wednesday to offer a staunch defence of its leveraged finance business, which forms a larger part of its investment banking and markets business than at its major competitors, but which has seen increasing regulatory scrutiny this year.

    • 13 Dec 2018
  • Kames vows ‘business as usual’ after HY departures

    Four fund managers have left Kames Capital’s fixed income team to join competitor Artemis this week, prompting a staff reshuffle at their former employer and expectations of new high yield funds being opened at their new home.

    • 04 Dec 2018
  • Nomura hires US CLO syndicate head

    Nomura has hired Florian Bita as the head of CLO origination and syndication for the Americas.

    • 29 Nov 2018
  • Central banks raise levfin risks with industry

    Several European central banks have contacted the Loan Market Association (LMA), raising concerns about the risks of the leveraged finance market. But following a round of private meetings in London, the authorities are not expected to bring forward new regulations.

    • 29 Nov 2018
  • HSBC picks new green bonds head for EMEA

    HSBC has appointed a new head of sustainable bonds for EMEA, in its debt capital markets team, after Victoria Clarke left to join Barclays in August.

    • 28 Nov 2018
  • ANZ levfin banker to relocate to Sydney

    ANZ is relocating a senior leveraged and acquisition finance banker and former head of Asia loan syndications from Singapore to Sydney.

    • 23 Nov 2018
  • Brexit’s DCM brain drain begins as banks get moving

    The next few months in the run-up to Brexit will bring upheaval for debt capital markets and syndicate teams at London’s investment banks, as they work out which roles will have to be done from the European Union and which staff to move. But the pressure will not cease on March 29, as national regulators have considerable scope to compel banks to relocate jobs. Jon Hay reports.

    • 22 Nov 2018
  • China lev loans face new hurdle from EU M&A rule

    Loans bankers in Asia already bemoaning the reduced outbound M&A driven activity from China could be dealt a further blow after the European Union (EU) said it will start screening foreign direct investment (FDI) more closely. Pan Yue examines the impact this will have on Asia’s leveraged and acquisition financing market.

    • 22 Nov 2018
  • China may be first to cut green loan risk weights after Ma calls for it

    Ma Jun, a member of the People’s Bank of China’s monetary policy committee, has come out in favour of altering bank capital rules to give lower risk weights for green assets — which could be a sign the PBoC is close to adopting the policy. He calls on China to lead the way and argues there is evidence green assets are less risky.

    • 15 Nov 2018
  • Goldman Special Situations Group issues loan-backed notes

    The Special Situations Group at Goldman Sachs has structured private financing vehicles based in Luxembourg, which package up bundles of loans made by the group with an average rating of B/B-. The vehicle will also hold risk retention interests for Goldman-sponsored securitizations.

    • 14 Nov 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 19,416.85 91 7.59%
2 JPMorgan 16,386.55 57 6.40%
3 Deutsche Bank 15,760.57 59 6.16%
4 Credit Agricole CIB 14,532.27 68 5.68%
5 Goldman Sachs 14,155.41 61 5.53%

Bookrunners of European HY Bonds

Rank Lead Manager Amount €m No of issues Share %
  • Last updated
  • Today
1 Goldman Sachs 5,527.11 43 7.83%
2 BNP Paribas 4,918.81 57 6.96%
3 Deutsche Bank 4,372.15 44 6.19%
4 JPMorgan 3,977.60 45 5.63%
5 Credit Suisse 3,757.05 40 5.32%

Bookrunners of Dollar Denominated HY Bonds

Rank Lead Manager Amount $m No of issues Share %
  • Last updated
  • Today
1 JPMorgan 19,901.51 153 10.02%
2 Goldman Sachs 14,830.49 106 7.47%
3 Credit Suisse 13,745.94 98 6.92%
4 Bank of America Merrill Lynch 13,267.41 122 6.68%
5 Morgan Stanley 12,977.13 92 6.53%