Investor view: Short peripheral covered bond spreads are well protected, long less so

Arnaud-Guilhem Lamy, portfolio manager and head of covered bonds at BNP Paribas Asset Management, speaks to GlobalCapital about the outlook for covered bond spreads, monetary policy and the market’s interaction with senior preferred and non-preferred.

  • By Bill Thornhill
  • 28 Jul 2017

GlobalCapital: Peripheral spreads are distorted and potentially susceptible to a widening, and secondary levels probably don’t reflect primary clearing levels. But covered bond redemptions are high and issuance is limited. How do you view the outlook for peripheral covered bond spreads?

Arnaud-Guilhem Lamy, BNP Paribas Asset Management: ...

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Bookrunners of Global Covered Bonds

Rank Lead Manager Amount $m No of issues Share %
  • Last updated
  • 15 Aug 2017
1 HSBC 8,472.52 36 6.37%
2 Commerzbank Group 6,654.93 41 5.00%
3 BNP Paribas 6,477.17 27 4.87%
4 UniCredit 6,430.25 52 4.84%
5 LBBW 6,140.56 29 4.62%

Bookrunners of Global FIG

Rank Lead Manager Amount $m No of issues Share %
  • Last updated
  • 14 Aug 2017
1 Morgan Stanley 75,952.72 282 7.54%
2 Goldman Sachs 66,497.12 334 6.61%
3 Bank of America Merrill Lynch 65,883.47 240 6.54%
4 Citi 63,534.14 368 6.31%
5 JPMorgan 61,805.38 292 6.14%

Bookrunners of Dollar Denominated FIG

Rank Lead Manager Amount $m No of issues Share %
  • Last updated
  • 15 Aug 2017
1 Morgan Stanley 57,872.19 205 10.77%
2 Citi 55,692.96 290 10.36%
3 Bank of America Merrill Lynch 53,031.38 203 9.87%
4 JPMorgan 51,094.81 223 9.51%
5 Goldman Sachs 51,087.97 275 9.50%

Bookrunners of Euro Denominated Covered Bond Above €500m

Rank Lead Manager Amount $m No of issues Share %
  • Last updated
  • 15 Aug 2017
1 LBBW 5,014.64 17 7.61%
2 SG Corporate & Investment Banking 4,741.46 19 7.19%
3 BNP Paribas 4,566.36 14 6.93%
4 Credit Agricole CIB 4,553.92 17 6.91%
5 Commerzbank Group 4,066.97 16 6.17%

Global FIG Revenue

Rank Lead Manager Amount $m No of issues Share %
  • Last updated
  • 02 May 2016
1 Morgan Stanley 365.83 497 7.62%
2 JPMorgan 332.66 618 6.92%
3 Bank of America Merrill Lynch 299.89 590 6.24%
4 Goldman Sachs 276.71 375 5.76%
5 Citi 264.54 592 5.51%

Bookrunners of European Subordinated FIG

Rank Lead Manager Amount €m No of issues Share %
  • Last updated
  • 15 Aug 2017
1 JPMorgan 1,146.87 54 26.19%
2 Citi 623.93 16 14.25%
3 TD Securities Inc 524.39 8 11.98%
4 Deutsche Bank 499.78 5 11.41%
5 Nomura 360.08 7 8.22%