Opaque covered bond issuers may lose ECB repo eligibility soon

Many covered bond programmes are still falling short of new European Central Bank disclosure requirements. Unless issuers improve the timeliness and content of their disclosures, affected covered bonds could soon become ineligible for ECB repo, which would widen spreads.

  • By Bill Thornhill
  • 12 Sep 2017

Under new ECB rules issuers must report quarter end data no more than eight weeks after the end of each quarter, and this data should be released beforehand to the major rating agencies.

The ECB’s data requirements are closely aligned with the Covered Bond Label Foundation’s (CBLF) Harmonised ...

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Bookrunners of Global Covered Bonds

Rank Lead Manager Amount $m No of issues Share %
  • Last updated
  • Today
1 HSBC 9,196.65 41 6.02%
2 UniCredit 7,570.25 62 4.96%
3 Commerzbank Group 6,961.50 44 4.56%
4 BNP Paribas 6,833.59 30 4.48%
5 LBBW 6,799.87 38 4.45%

Bookrunners of Global FIG

Rank Lead Manager Amount $m No of issues Share %
  • Last updated
  • Today
1 Morgan Stanley 86,402.71 348 7.34%
2 Bank of America Merrill Lynch 76,648.22 289 6.51%
3 Goldman Sachs 74,333.73 393 6.31%
4 Citi 74,212.55 449 6.30%
5 JPMorgan 69,612.35 336 5.91%

Bookrunners of Dollar Denominated FIG

Rank Lead Manager Amount $m No of issues Share %
  • Last updated
  • Today
1 Citi 63,244.76 346 10.45%
2 Bank of America Merrill Lynch 62,666.77 244 10.35%
3 Morgan Stanley 62,567.41 249 10.34%
4 JPMorgan 57,709.83 258 9.53%
5 Goldman Sachs 54,069.13 322 8.93%

Bookrunners of Euro Denominated Covered Bond Above €500m

Rank Lead Manager Amount $m No of issues Share %
  • Last updated
  • Today
1 SG Corporate & Investment Banking 5,349.05 21 7.30%
2 LBBW 5,191.72 18 7.08%
3 BNP Paribas 4,566.36 14 6.23%
4 Credit Agricole CIB 4,553.92 17 6.21%
5 Commerzbank Group 4,242.73 17 5.79%

Global FIG Revenue

Rank Lead Manager Amount $m No of issues Share %
  • Last updated
  • 02 May 2016
1 Morgan Stanley 365.83 497 7.62%
2 JPMorgan 332.66 618 6.92%
3 Bank of America Merrill Lynch 299.89 590 6.24%
4 Goldman Sachs 276.71 375 5.76%
5 Citi 264.54 592 5.51%

Bookrunners of European Subordinated FIG

Rank Lead Manager Amount €m No of issues Share %
  • Last updated
  • Today
1 Barclays 8,682.34 22 13.77%
2 HSBC 8,067.77 29 12.79%
3 BNP Paribas 4,343.93 23 6.89%
4 Credit Suisse 4,219.22 21 6.69%
5 Citi 3,992.43 32 6.33%