Central bank concerns send corp bond investors on yield hunt

The direction of central bank policy is increasingly coming to govern Investment grade and high yield bond investors' hunt for yield, with many of the latter now looking to triple-C rated paper to better hedge against the risk of rate hikes.

  • By Max Bower, Nigel Owen, Victor Jimenez
  • 12 Jul 2017

In the first three days of this week, six deals have been launched by investment grade corporates in European bond markets. All have been comfortably oversubscribed, but deal sizes are falling and bankers are having to hunt to find more deals to satisfy investors.

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All Corporate Bonds

Rank Lead Manager Amount $m No of issues Share %
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1 JPMorgan 164,138.10 712 7.22%
2 Bank of America Merrill Lynch 146,271.96 661 6.43%
3 Citi 128,351.45 682 5.64%
4 Goldman Sachs 104,714.74 443 4.60%
5 Barclays 98,747.37 444 4.34%

Bookrunners of Euro Denominated Corporate IG Bonds

Rank Lead Manager Amount $m No of issues Share %
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1 BNP Paribas 28,647.62 134 8.82%
2 Barclays 23,676.33 96 7.29%
3 Deutsche Bank 21,735.71 91 6.69%
4 SG Corporate & Investment Banking 19,387.37 101 5.97%
5 HSBC 18,800.79 89 5.79%

Bookrunners of European HY Bonds

Rank Lead Manager Amount €m No of issues Share %
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1 JPMorgan 6,956.59 58 7.34%
2 Goldman Sachs 6,746.86 54 7.12%
3 Deutsche Bank 5,912.17 58 6.24%
4 Credit Suisse 5,767.09 60 6.09%
5 BNP Paribas 5,158.30 56 5.45%

Bookrunners of Dollar Denominated HY Bonds

Rank Lead Manager Amount $m No of issues Share %
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1 JPMorgan 33,611.94 263 10.79%
2 Citi 26,772.36 213 8.59%
3 Bank of America Merrill Lynch 25,057.11 221 8.04%
4 Goldman Sachs 23,500.21 166 7.54%
5 Barclays 20,380.66 139 6.54%

Bookrunners of European Corporate IG Bonds

Rank Lead Manager Amount $m No of issues Share %
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  • 19 Nov 2017
1 BNP Paribas 26,467.48 131 6.34%
2 Deutsche Bank 26,020.82 93 6.23%
3 Barclays 25,912.14 118 6.21%
4 HSBC 25,614.26 122 6.14%
5 Citi 22,829.99 98 5.47%