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 11,393.91 58 6.03%
2 UniCredit 9,509.62 74 5.03%
3 BNP Paribas 8,680.07 42 4.59%
4 Commerzbank Group 8,135.97 52 4.30%
5 LBBW 7,972.24 47 4.22%

Bookrunners of Global FIG

Rank Lead Manager Amount $m No of issues Share %
  • Last updated
  • Today
1 Morgan Stanley 101,410.35 412 6.99%
2 Citi 94,153.37 537 6.49%
3 Goldman Sachs 93,150.36 489 6.42%
4 Bank of America Merrill Lynch 88,834.84 369 6.13%
5 JPMorgan 84,337.86 398 5.82%

Bookrunners of Dollar Denominated FIG

Rank Lead Manager Amount $m No of issues Share %
  • Last updated
  • Today
1 Citi 81,367.42 414 11.01%
2 Bank of America Merrill Lynch 71,836.87 313 9.72%
3 Goldman Sachs 71,718.82 411 9.70%
4 Morgan Stanley 70,784.40 302 9.58%
5 JPMorgan 70,596.97 307 9.55%

Bookrunners of Euro Denominated Covered Bond Above €500m

Rank Lead Manager Amount $m No of issues Share %
  • Last updated
  • Today
1 LBBW 5,605.63 20 6.35%
2 SG Corporate & Investment Banking 5,543.24 22 6.28%
3 BNP Paribas 5,467.55 18 6.20%
4 Credit Agricole CIB 5,313.69 20 6.02%
5 Commerzbank Group 4,949.16 20 5.61%

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 9,461.63 27 12.77%
2 HSBC 8,882.01 36 11.99%
3 BNP Paribas 6,278.15 28 8.47%
4 Citi 4,542.03 36 6.13%
5 Credit Suisse 4,325.15 22 5.84%