Credit trading survey 2012: Leaders in lean times

Deutsche Bank, JPMorgan and Barclays continue to slug it out at the top of the market-share tables for crisis-hit credit trading. But when it comes to quality over quantity, RBC Capital Markets is the firm to watch.

By product overall

Investment-grade corporate cash
Investment-grade corporates CDS
Investment-grade financial institutions cash
Investment-grade financial institutions CDS
CDS index

Qualitative rankings

Ability to deal in size
Back-office capabilities
Executing off-the-run transactions
Liquidity consistency
Pricing
Sales coverage/Client service
Trade ideas

Methodology