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Issue One

Wednesday June 6, 2018

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Issue Two

Thursday June 7, 2018

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Global ABS 2018 coverage

  • Global ABS set to draw nearly 4,000 as market momentum builds

    Barcelona will play host to nearly 4,000 international securitization professionals for this year’s Global ABS conference, as the market looks to gain clarity on the continued evolution of ABS regulation, the effects of European populism on national economies and the depth of the ABS investor base.

    • 05 Jun 2018
  • Consumer ABS issuance spikes in May

    A bumper month of US consumer ABS issuance in May has helped push year-to-date volumes ahead of last year's figures, although this could be driven by issuers front loading ahead of expected rate rises later in the year, said analysts.

    • 05 Jun 2018
  • Euro MPLs growing, but securitization a ways off

    The marketplace lending sector in Europe is growing, with a sharp focus on the small to medium sized enterprise segment, but it is still lagging UK and the US markets and lenders will need to ramp up scale and educate investors before a meaningful pipeline of securitization can build.

    • 05 Jun 2018
  • ‘Quantum physics’ in ABS as IFRS 9 hurts investment

    IFRS 9 accounting rules are cutting certain investors out of some ABS asset classes all together, with auto lease ABS likely to be hardest hit, according to panellists speaking at Global ABS on Tuesday.

    • 05 Jun 2018
  • NPL investors set to shrug off Italian politics

    Buyers of Italian non-performing loans are likely to shrug off issues associated with the country’s controversial new government, according to market participants at Global ABS. But their bankers may be less fortunate, with financings marked wider and losses likely to be booked.

    • 05 Jun 2018
  • Fintech on its way to revolutionising market processes

    The development of financial technology is stripping out labour-intensive manual processes, such as property valuations and credit scoring, leading to a ‘faster time to yes’ and ‘reducing costs’, said panellists at the Deciphering Fintech panel on Tuesday.

    • 05 Jun 2018
  • Managers prep flurry of new CLOs in run up to US election

    Crestline Denali Capital, LCM Asset Management, Anchorage Capital Group and HPS Investment Partners are the managers expected to price CLOs in the coming week, as the primary pipeline sees one last burst of activity before election headlines dominate.

    • 27 Oct 2020
  • Oportun returns with unsecured consumer ABS

    Unsecured consumer lender Oportun, known to primarily serve customers with less access to traditional banking services including low income and immigrant communities, is returning to the securitization market. It is the first deal from the issuer since coming under fire for filing more lawsuits than any other personal loan company in California and Texas.

    • 27 Oct 2020
  • Citizen Irish announces rare auto ABS

    Citizen Irish has mandated Deutsche Bank as arranger and Citi as joint-lead manager for a new Irish auto ABS, the third deal to come from the issuer after a two-year break.

    • 27 Oct 2020
  • Citi to securitize €1.2bn Irish mortgage portfolio

    Citi announced on Tuesday that it is planning to securitize a €1.2bn portfolio acquired from Permanent TSB.

    • 27 Oct 2020


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All International Bonds

Rank Lead Manager Amount $bn No of issues Share %
  • Last updated
  • Today
1 JPMorgan 491.63 1901 9.12%
2 Citi 418.45 1573 7.76%
3 BofA Securities 414.97 1603 7.70%
4 Barclays 293.37 1176 5.44%
5 Goldman Sachs 285.95 1032 5.30%

Bookrunners of All Syndicated Loans EMEA

Rank Lead Manager Amount $bn No of issues Share %
  • Last updated
  • Today
1 BNP Paribas 60.87 123 14.06%
2 Credit Agricole CIB 28.59 93 6.60%
3 Santander 25.41 90 5.87%
4 JPMorgan 23.88 61 5.52%
5 UniCredit 21.51 103 4.97%

Bookrunners of all EMEA ECM Issuance

Rank Lead Manager Amount $bn No of issues Share %
  • Last updated
  • Today
1 JPMorgan 15.76 106 9.24%
2 Morgan Stanley 15.48 65 9.08%
3 Goldman Sachs 14.87 82 8.72%
4 Citi 12.56 72 7.36%
5 BofA Securities 11.86 62 6.95%