Buffett helps himself as demand outstrips supply

Warren Buffett has a self-proclaimed reputation for “being greedy when others are fearful”, and his investment company, Berkshire Hathaway was true to its founder’s word with a $950m two-part bond offering that attracted demand of $3.4bn.

  • By Ralph Sinclair
  • 10 Oct 2013

Berkshire took advantage of a dearth of primary new issuance in the FIG sector as Wall Street skulked in earnings blackout to tap pent-up demand. And with worries over the US debt ceiling focusing investors' minds on the highest quality names, Berkshire fitted the bill.

The investment company, ...

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Bookrunners of Global Covered Bonds

Rank Lead Manager Amount $m No of issues Share %
  • Last updated
  • Today
1 HSBC 10,366.35 53 6.13%
2 UniCredit 8,290.73 65 4.90%
3 BNP Paribas 7,888.81 37 4.66%
4 LBBW 7,715.16 44 4.56%
5 Commerzbank Group 7,314.58 47 4.32%

Bookrunners of Global FIG

Rank Lead Manager Amount $m No of issues Share %
  • Last updated
  • Today
1 Morgan Stanley 95,196.13 374 7.34%
2 Citi 84,377.63 495 6.50%
3 Bank of America Merrill Lynch 82,995.76 326 6.40%
4 Goldman Sachs 77,646.91 437 5.98%
5 JPMorgan 75,640.06 362 5.83%

Bookrunners of Dollar Denominated FIG

Rank Lead Manager Amount $m No of issues Share %
  • Last updated
  • Today
1 Citi 70,948.10 379 10.97%
2 Bank of America Merrill Lynch 66,776.05 274 10.32%
3 Morgan Stanley 64,170.02 266 9.92%
4 JPMorgan 62,011.49 273 9.59%
5 Goldman Sachs 56,891.64 364 8.80%

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 5,543.24 22 6.98%
2 LBBW 5,487.17 19 6.90%
3 BNP Paribas 4,946.20 16 6.22%
4 Credit Agricole CIB 4,748.11 18 5.97%
5 Commerzbank Group 4,389.40 18 5.52%

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 9,144.21 24 13.34%
2 HSBC 8,738.18 35 12.75%
3 BNP Paribas 4,721.16 25 6.89%
4 Citi 4,398.19 35 6.42%
5 Credit Suisse 4,325.15 22 6.31%