• 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
  • European banks could be hamstrung by extra-territorial CLO rules

    New securitization rules could put EU-domiciled banks at a competitive disadvantage arranging US CLOs, if EU risk retention rules are applied in their planned form. Market participants raised the issue at a public hearing on Monday, but regulators refused to be drawn on whether they would try to cure the problem in the final version of the rules.

    • 22 Feb 2018
  • European securitization veterans launch research boutique

    Two veterans of the European securitization market have launched an independent structured finance research firm, Integer Advisors. It issued its first mailout on Tuesday, covering the European Banking Authority's public hearings on securitization held on Monday.

    • 21 Feb 2018
  • 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
  • MUFG promotes credit sales head

    MUFG has created a new job — global co-coordinator for origination and distribution — for its head of EMEA credit sales, Emmanuel Delattre.

    • 20 Feb 2018
  • Goldman banker joins Swiss bank to launch structured finance biz

    A managing director at Goldman Sachs has joined Swiss private banking group Reyl & Cie to head its new structured finance business.

    • 15 Feb 2018
  • EBA pushes for tougher hedging after Premier Oil splits risk transfer market

    Premier Oil’s restructuring last year was a test for the risk transfer market, as the different synthetic securitizations exposed to the troubled firm reacted very differently. The European Banking Authority wants to see a tougher approach and more consistency in the market, which could hurt some firms’ ability to transfer risk.

    • 15 Feb 2018
  • Macquarie looks to broaden US ABS footprint

    Macquarie Group is seeking to hire a US ABS director for its credit markets team as it looks to grow its presence in US esoteric ABS sectors, including whole business, marketplace lending and renewable energy finance.

    • 15 Feb 2018
  • Morningstar appoints new president, sees potential boom in esoteric ABS

    Morningstar Credit Ratings has named managing director of RMBS and ABS Brian Grow as president, as the rating agency eyes a growing esoteric securitization market in 2018.

    • 13 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
  • Fannie Mae’s surge makes green MBS a big market

    Fannie Mae has quietly become a powerhouse in green securitization. In 2017 it issued $27.6bn of green mortgage-backed securities, dwarfing all other issuance ever.

    • 11 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
  • 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
  • Philly Fed chief warns of mounting student debt

    Patrick Harker, president and CEO of the Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia, said on Thursday that student loan debt is becoming a “real threat” to American households, with the number of older student loan borrowers quadrupling in the last 10 years.

    • 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
  • CFPB head names new chief of staff

    Mick Mulvaney, the acting director at the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB), has appointed Kirsten Sutton Mork as the new chief of staff.

    • 07 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
  • 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
  • Elevate appoints PayPal CIO to board of directors

    Online subprime lender Elevate Credit is bringing PayPal chief information officer Bradley Strock on to its board of directors as the company proceeds with plans to launch a credit card service this year.

    • 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
  • EBA plans could cut benefits of synthetic securitization

    The European Banking Authority’s plans to level the playing field for synthetic securitization could raise the cost of such deals for banks supervised by the European Central Bank’s Single Supervisory Mechanism (SSM), slowing down a market which has boomed in the last two years, and forcing banks to look elsewhere for capital relief.

    • 01 Feb 2018

GlobalCapital European securitization league table

Rank Lead Manager/Arranger Total Volume $m No. of Deals Share % by Volume
1 Bank of America Merrill Lynch (BAML) 7,026 25 11.95
2 Citi 6,449 21 10.96
3 BNP Paribas 5,093 18 8.66
4 Barclays 4,040 11 6.87
5 Lloyds Bank 3,615 14 6.15

Bookrunners of Global Structured Finance

Rank Lead Manager Amount $m No of issues Share %
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1 Citi 13,091.24 36 12.23%
2 Bank of America Merrill Lynch 10,472.90 27 9.79%
3 Wells Fargo Securities 9,632.91 31 9.00%
4 JPMorgan 9,162.38 30 8.56%
5 Credit Suisse 4,676.43 10 4.37%