Corporate bond week ahead: ECB the focus but demand continues to grow

Bond market views vary as to what European Central Bank president Mario Draghi will announce after Thursday’s ECB meeting. However, corporate bond syndicate desks are all very clear about the rude health of the new issue market.

  • By Nigel Owen
  • 20 Oct 2017

Some analysts believe Draghi will announce a stepped approach to closing the ECB's Asset Purchase Programme, steadily reducing the amount of bonds being bought each month. Others expect just a one-off reduction. How long analysts believe the programme will be extended for ranges from nine to 12 months.

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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 %
  • Last updated
  • Today
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%