Constructive covered bond mood to persist but vigilance still needed

Rates markets have barely reacted in the aftermath of Thursday’s European Central Bank meeting, and covered bond issuance conditions are likely to remain constructive. Despite this, vigilance is required as the positive situation can easily lead to complacency.

  • By Bill Thornhill
  • 08 Sep 2017

The ECB meeting on Thursday delivered little in the way of a surprise. Market participants still widely expect the central bank to press ahead with a tapering announcement in October for implementation from January to December 2018.

The euro’s disinflationary appreciation remains the ECB’s chief concern ...

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Bookrunners of Global Covered Bonds

Rank Lead Manager Amount $m No of issues Share %
  • Last updated
  • Today
1 HSBC 9,196.65 41 5.99%
2 UniCredit 7,570.25 62 4.93%
3 Commerzbank Group 6,961.50 44 4.53%
4 BNP Paribas 6,833.59 30 4.45%
5 LBBW 6,799.87 38 4.43%

Bookrunners of Global FIG

Rank Lead Manager Amount $m No of issues Share %
  • Last updated
  • Today
1 Morgan Stanley 87,141.20 354 7.38%
2 Bank of America Merrill Lynch 77,072.36 291 6.52%
3 Citi 74,500.48 457 6.31%
4 Goldman Sachs 74,364.46 394 6.29%
5 JPMorgan 70,116.95 339 5.93%

Bookrunners of Dollar Denominated FIG

Rank Lead Manager Amount $m No of issues Share %
  • Last updated
  • Today
1 Citi 63,366.76 350 10.44%
2 Morgan Stanley 63,226.50 254 10.42%
3 Bank of America Merrill Lynch 63,090.92 246 10.39%
4 JPMorgan 58,108.98 259 9.57%
5 Goldman Sachs 54,070.01 323 8.91%

Bookrunners of Euro Denominated Covered Bond Above €500m

Rank Lead Manager Amount $m No of issues Share %
  • Last updated
  • Today
1 SG Corporate & Investment Banking 5,349.05 21 7.30%
2 LBBW 5,191.72 18 7.08%
3 BNP Paribas 4,566.36 14 6.23%
4 Credit Agricole CIB 4,553.92 17 6.21%
5 Commerzbank Group 4,242.73 17 5.79%

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
  • Today
1 Barclays 8,682.34 22 13.73%
2 HSBC 8,067.77 29 12.75%
3 BNP Paribas 4,343.93 23 6.87%
4 Credit Suisse 4,219.22 21 6.67%
5 Citi 4,059.10 33 6.42%