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  • Mortgage refi share ticks up in August, bucking trend

    Despite a temporary uptick in the US mortgage refinancing rate in August this year, rising interest rates are weighing on refinancing activity which is pushing issuers to be more creative in how they extend credit to borrowers, according to some market observers.

    • 20 Sep 2018

  • Demand for aggressive buyout debt routs covenant defence

    Leveraged finance investors in the US and Europe have scrambled for the bonds and loans backing leveraged buyouts of Thomson Reuters’ Financial & Risk business and Dutch chemical company AkzoNobel this week, with demand driving pricing tighter despite aggressive covenant packages. David Bell and Victor Jimenez report.

    • 20 Sep 2018
  • Bank funding plans point to uptick in euro ABS issuance

    European banks are forecasting a 6.2% increase in total assets over the coming three years and expect to fund some of that growth with more secured debt sales, according to the results of a European Banking Authority (EBA) survey published this week.

    • 20 Sep 2018
  • US MBS investors await year end flurry with caution

    Private label RMBS is set to have its busiest year ever since the financial crisis. But investors are only cautiously welcoming the upswing in volumes, which is being driven by new kinds of mortgage credit backed by a broader range of borrowers.

    • 19 Sep 2018
  • Former co-head of BlackRock CLO biz joins Tetragon

    Scott Snell, former co-head of BlackRock’s US CLO business, has joined Tetragon Credit Income (TCIP) as a CLO portfolio manager, with the firm planning to expand the range of its investments in CLOs.

    • 19 Sep 2018
  • Aussie issuer mulls euro tranche for RMBS

    Australian mortgage lender Liberty Financial is marketing its latest prime RMBS deal — Liberty 2018-3 — and is looking to drum up interest for a euro denominated tranche to be included in the capital structure.

    • 19 Sep 2018
  • Trio of new RPL deals puts pressure on tightening trend

    Senior re-performing loan (RPL) RMBS spreads have tightened by 4bps to 73bps over swaps in the last week, according to Wells Fargo data, their tightest level since mid-June. But a flurry of new deal activity has the potential to push spreads back out, giving the buy side some room on pricing.

    • 18 Sep 2018
  • NY Fed winds down last of Bear Stearns bonds

    The Federal Reserve Bank of New York said on Tuesday it had completed the sale of the remaining securities in the $30bn Maiden Lane LLC portfolio of mortgage securities it bought to facilitate JP Morgan’s acquisition of Bear Stearns in March 2008.

    • 18 Sep 2018
  • MBS markets steady despite hurricane headwinds

    Hurricane Florence is giving MBS investors some jitters after last year’s damaging hurricane season, but the markets are holding up, despite risks posed to the bonds by natural disasters.

    • 17 Sep 2018
  • Refinitiv boosts loans, slims bonds in buyout package

    Banks leading the financing package for Blackstone’s leveraged buyout of Thomson Reuters’ Financial & Risk business — soon to be renamed Refinitiv —have shifted some of the funding away from the bonds and into the loans, increasing leverage in the deal and mirroring the issuance trends seen in leveraged finance this year.

    • 17 Sep 2018
  • Natixis brings credit card deal as primary pricing boosts sentiment

    The mood in euro ABS has been steadily improving in recent weeks, with sentiment growing rosier still following strong pricing for primary market offerings last week and the announcement of a new French credit card ABS deal adding to new supply.

    • 17 Sep 2018


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  • Who should pay for natural catastrophes?

    Over the weekend, Harris County in Texas voted in favour of issuing bonds to pay for flood defences, a year after Hurricane Harvey caused terrible damage in the Houston region. It is part of a wider tussle over who bears the risk of catastrophes — and the capital markets are at the forefront of the discussion.

    • 28 Aug 2018

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Rank Lead Manager/Arranger Total Volume $m No. of Deals Share % by Volume
1 BNP Paribas 12,508 23 18.18
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Bookrunners of Global Structured Finance

Rank Lead Manager Amount $m No of issues Share %
  • Last updated
  • Today
1 Citi 94,444.52 266 11.16%
2 Bank of America Merrill Lynch 79,057.17 220 9.35%
3 Wells Fargo Securities 69,655.75 196 8.23%
4 JPMorgan 69,110.65 196 8.17%
5 Credit Suisse 56,930.26 144 6.73%