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  • Banks draw up plans for new forms of stress capital

    Over the past five years, banks, regulators and creditors have come to agree on the characteristics of a set of debt capital instruments that, at least in theory, work well for all of them. But recently investment bankers have started to wonder whether or not different structures could do more for the industry. Bank capital could well be on the cusp of yet another shake-up, writes Tyler Davies.

    • 17 Aug 2017

  • Market itches to restart for autumn, but dearth of supply could loom

    Financial institution bond issuers and investors are gearing up for a busy September, but overall issuance for what remains of 2017 may be subdued amid limited funding needs.

    • 17 Aug 2017
  • Capital Intelligence introduces novel covered bond rating approach

    Covered bond ratings newcomer, Capital Intelligence Ratings (CI), has set out its covered bond rating methodology. Its approach uses the same main credit risk elements as the other agencies, but differs markedly in the way that it brings these elements together, and how it sees cover pool quality.

    • 18 Aug 2017
  • US reg shift could boost underpowered foreign banks

    Deregulation proposals from the US Treasury Department could be a blessing for foreign banks, which are struggling with trapped capital and costly restructurings in their US units — and falling further behind their thriving US competitors. But reform could be further away than ever, as the Trump White House staggers into self-inflicted crisis.

    • 17 Aug 2017
  • Valiant plans Swiss structured covered bond

    Switzerland’s Valiant Bank is reportedly close to issuing its debut covered bond, with a Swiss franc-denominated issue expected first, possibly followed by a euro benchmark. But the restrictive Swiss covered bond law means the deal will be contractually structured.

    • 17 Aug 2017
  • 'Prolific' demand stacks up behind Italian non-preferred

    Investors are eagerly awaiting the first senior non-preferred (SNP) bond from an Italian bank, but UniCredit is not thought to be considering issuing the instrument before national lawmakers have legislated for it.

    • 17 Aug 2017
  • Goldman's ‘clever timing’ generates volume in Swiss market

    Goldman Sachs opened the Swiss market in the middle of the summer holidays on Thursday, selling the largest US financial Swiss franc bond in the last two years — a consequence, bankers said, of clever timing from a respected name.

    • 17 Aug 2017
  • Commerz hits covereds for second trade

    Commerzbank attracted as much demand and paid an identical new issue premium for its €750m 10 year covered bond issued on Thursday as Münchener Hypothekenbank (MuHyp) did for its €750m nine year launched a day before. The two transactions show that the summer lull is over and the covered bond market is back in business.

    • 17 Aug 2017
  • Relentless rally helps AT1 extension risk hit lows

    European banks are expected to call the first generation of Basel III compliant additional tier one (AT1) instruments, as a prolonged rally in the asset class has made refinancing conditions very attractive for issuers.

    • 17 Aug 2017
  • Pfandbrief banks scramble to supply long end

    Münchener Hypothekenbank issued a tightly priced nine year Pfandbrief on Wednesday, just as Commerzbank mandated leads for a 10 year. The deals are likely to be followed by others from core Europe and especially from borrowers looking to fund at the long end, where execution risks may rise in the run up to the European Central Bank’s meeting on September 7.

    • 16 Aug 2017
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  • A capital model manifesto

    Regulators bemoan the lack of comparability in capital standards — the main point of the leverage ratio, and Basel IV, is allegedly to make the capital ratios of different banks more comparable — but the easiest fix to the problem is disclosure, not output floors. Here are GlobalCapital’s suggestions:

    • 08 Aug 2017

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FIG Priced Deals Database

IssuerMaturitySize
UBS15-Aug-232000
UBS15-Aug-231250
Barclays1250
Investec05-May-22100
National Australia Bank26-Jun-20500


Bookrunners of Global FIG

Rank Lead Manager Amount $m No of issues Share %
  • Last updated
  • Today
1 Morgan Stanley 76,734.75 290 7.49%
2 Goldman Sachs 66,762.71 336 6.51%
3 Bank of America Merrill Lynch 66,233.17 243 6.46%
4 Citi 64,509.12 373 6.29%
5 JPMorgan 62,617.38 297 6.11%

Bookrunners of Global Covered Bonds

Rank Lead Manager Amount $m No of issues Share %
  • Last updated
  • Today
1 HSBC 8,472.52 36 6.26%
2 Commerzbank Group 6,830.68 42 5.04%
3 UniCredit 6,825.82 54 5.04%
4 BNP Paribas 6,477.17 27 4.78%
5 LBBW 6,140.56 29 4.53%

Bookrunners of Global Covered Bonds

Rank Lead Manager Amount $m No of issues Share %
  • Last updated
  • Today
1 HSBC 8,472.52 36 6.26%
2 Commerzbank Group 6,830.68 42 5.04%
3 UniCredit 6,825.82 54 5.04%
4 BNP Paribas 6,477.17 27 4.78%
5 LBBW 6,140.56 29 4.53%

Bookrunners of Global FIG

Rank Lead Manager Amount $m No of issues Share %
  • Last updated
  • Today
1 Morgan Stanley 76,734.75 290 7.49%
2 Goldman Sachs 66,762.71 336 6.51%
3 Bank of America Merrill Lynch 66,233.17 243 6.46%
4 Citi 64,509.12 373 6.29%
5 JPMorgan 62,617.38 297 6.11%

Bookrunners of Dollar Denominated FIG

Rank Lead Manager Amount $m No of issues Share %
  • Last updated
  • Today
1 Morgan Stanley 58,376.99 210 10.76%
2 Citi 56,048.85 293 10.33%
3 Bank of America Merrill Lynch 53,331.07 205 9.83%
4 JPMorgan 51,856.81 227 9.56%
5 Goldman Sachs 51,087.97 275 9.42%

Bookrunners of Euro Denominated Covered Bond Above €500m

Rank Lead Manager Amount $m No of issues Share %
  • Last updated
  • Today
1 LBBW 5,014.64 17 7.41%
2 SG Corporate & Investment Banking 4,741.46 19 7.01%
3 BNP Paribas 4,566.36 14 6.75%
4 Credit Agricole CIB 4,553.92 17 6.73%
5 Commerzbank Group 4,242.73 17 6.27%

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 HSBC 7,876.41 27 14.03%
2 Barclays 6,735.15 18 12.00%
3 BNP Paribas 3,779.92 18 6.74%
4 Credit Suisse 3,754.01 17 6.69%
5 Citi 3,502.60 28 6.24%