Deutsche and Goldman neck and neck
The results of Euromoney’s inaugural structured credit poll provide an invaluable insight into what is often an impenetrable sector of the capital markets.
Full Poll Results Euromoney polled just under 130 institutions – comprising mostly banks (circa 60%), but then an assortment of other investors such as hedge funds, insurers and real money – for their views of the structured credit dealer community. The results point categorically to a top triumvirate operating in the structured credit market: Deutsche Bank, Goldman Sachs and JPMorgan.
Few will find it surprising that Deutsche came out top of those surveyed for its overall service provided during the past 12 months. Goldman Sachs was only marginally behind but third-placed JPMorgan was some way further back. There is little doubt that four years ago, JPMorgan would have been in first position. Still JPMorgan stands out as the leading liquidity provider and having the best online trading.
But it is the high position of Goldman Sachs that might come as the biggest surprise to many observers. The firm has always kept a low profile in this sector but is close on the heels of Deutsche Bank in a number of areas, including innovation, pricing and providing comprehensive help on structured products.