Latest RMBS news

  • Clifden ups bid for RMAC bonds under threat of legal action

    Investors have been urged to accept a beefed up tender offer from hedge fund Clifden IOM Holdings for several pre-crisis non-conforming UK RMBS deals from the RMAC shelf, despite originator Paratus AMC threatening legal action against anyone that goes along with Clifden's move.

    • 22 Feb 2018
  • Paratus threatens legal action to thwart RMAC tender offer

    Paratus AMC, the originator of the RMAC series of UK non-conforming RMBS bonds, has hit back at hedge fund Clifden IOM No.1’s attempt to seize control of the deals, hinting ominously at potential legal action. It is the latest chapter in a vicious tussle between the two entities for the right to gain control of the underlying mortgage collateral.

    • 21 Feb 2018
  • Australia’s mortgage proposals to improve bank credit risk, says Moody's

    Revisions of mortgage risk weights proposed by the Australian Prudential Regulation Authority are credit positive for the country’s banks. The revision may result in a higher composition of riskier loans in prospective capital relief RMBS trades, according to Moody’s.

    • 20 Feb 2018
  • Clifden beefs up tender in last-ditch attempt to stop RMAC call

    Clifden IOM Holdings has beefed up its tender offer for several pre-crisis non-conforming RMBS issues, in a last-ditch attempt to fend off the redemption of the bonds by their originator. With the hedge fund offering 105, investors have every reason to hit the bid, but the clock is ticking, as the originator has already activated the call.

    • 20 Feb 2018
  • Obvion drops call for extra-long Storm RMBS

    Obvion placed an ultra-long European residential mortgage-backed security on Thursday, dropping the usual five year call from its Storm prime mortgage shelf, and extending the weighted average life of the notes over 10 years.

    • 19 Feb 2018
  • UK banks eye dollar RMBS as TFS rolls off

    UK securitization issuers preparing for the end of the Bank of England's Term Funding Scheme are eyeing dollar-denominated RMBS, following a strong result for Nationwide's Silverstone 2018-1 issue, marketed over two weeks in the UK and US.

    • 15 Feb 2018
  • Al Rayan sets path to further Islamic UK RMBS

    Al Rayan Bank priced the first UK Islamic securitization this week. Even though the final spread was more than double the level of another recently priced prime UK RMBS, repeat issuance from the issuer’s Tolkien Funding programme is likely and a number of other issuers could follow.

    • 14 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
  • 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

RMBS news archive

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 %
  • Last updated
  • Today
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%