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 %
  • Last updated
  • 24 Jul 2017
1 JPMorgan 95,916.14 419 7.02%
2 Bank of America Merrill Lynch 84,274.67 386 6.17%
3 Citi 79,024.69 396 5.79%
4 Barclays 64,919.42 275 4.75%
5 Deutsche Bank 61,725.14 258 4.52%

Bookrunners of Euro Denominated Corporate IG Bonds

Rank Lead Manager Amount $m No of issues Share %
  • Last updated
  • 25 Jul 2017
1 BNP Paribas 20,079.87 85 9.10%
2 Barclays 17,657.40 65 8.00%
3 Deutsche Bank 15,485.95 59 7.02%
4 HSBC 13,677.26 58 6.20%
5 SG Corporate & Investment Banking 12,319.14 63 5.58%

Bookrunners of European HY Bonds

Rank Lead Manager Amount €m No of issues Share %
  • Last updated
  • 25 Jul 2017
1 JPMorgan 5,262.65 41 8.52%
2 Goldman Sachs 4,273.93 33 6.92%
3 Deutsche Bank 4,249.17 39 6.88%
4 Credit Suisse 3,915.70 42 6.34%
5 Barclays 3,740.83 31 6.05%

Bookrunners of Dollar Denominated HY Bonds

Rank Lead Manager Amount $m No of issues Share %
  • Last updated
  • 25 Jul 2017
1 JPMorgan 22,011.32 165 11.16%
2 Citi 17,958.06 133 9.10%
3 Bank of America Merrill Lynch 15,724.51 136 7.97%
4 Barclays 13,657.72 88 6.92%
5 Goldman Sachs 13,596.26 99 6.89%

Bookrunners of European Corporate IG Bonds

Rank Lead Manager Amount $m No of issues Share %
  • Last updated
  • 25 Jul 2017
1 BNP Paribas 19,183.41 86 7.11%
2 Deutsche Bank 18,344.32 59 6.80%
3 HSBC 17,459.90 79 6.47%
4 Barclays 17,134.62 76 6.35%
5 Citi 15,489.08 65 5.74%