Corporate issuance goes in fits and starts as summer looms

The puzzling and fitful nature of the European corporate bond market at present was evident again today, when after two solid days of new issuance, with stockmarkets only slightly down at the open, no investment grade company took advantage of the opportunity to issue in euros or sterling.

  • By Jon Hay
  • 10 Jul 2013

Standard & Poor’s downgraded Italy last night from BBB+ to BBB, but markets appeared unbothered this morning. The BTP yield widened only 4bp, while the Bund tightened about 1bp.

Stocks did fall for the first half of the morning, while the Markit iTraxx Europe Main index was 2bp ...

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All Corporate Bonds

Rank Lead Manager Amount $m No of issues Share %
  • Last updated
  • Today
1 JPMorgan 131,879.09 573 7.20%
2 Bank of America Merrill Lynch 118,834.05 539 6.48%
3 Citi 103,683.75 539 5.66%
4 Goldman Sachs 85,888.86 353 4.69%
5 Barclays 81,514.46 357 4.45%

Bookrunners of Euro Denominated Corporate IG Bonds

Rank Lead Manager Amount $m No of issues Share %
  • Last updated
  • Today
1 BNP Paribas 22,951.77 105 8.80%
2 Barclays 19,796.44 75 7.59%
3 Deutsche Bank 17,736.38 73 6.80%
4 HSBC 15,843.10 70 6.07%
5 SG Corporate & Investment Banking 14,554.56 78 5.58%

Bookrunners of European HY Bonds

Rank Lead Manager Amount €m No of issues Share %
  • Last updated
  • Today
1 JPMorgan 5,335.13 43 7.86%
2 Goldman Sachs 4,801.82 38 7.07%
3 Deutsche Bank 4,643.96 44 6.84%
4 Credit Suisse 4,353.57 48 6.41%
5 Barclays 4,156.24 35 6.12%

Bookrunners of Dollar Denominated HY Bonds

Rank Lead Manager Amount $m No of issues Share %
  • Last updated
  • Today
1 JPMorgan 27,143.08 213 10.83%
2 Citi 21,041.57 167 8.39%
3 Bank of America Merrill Lynch 20,960.58 186 8.36%
4 Goldman Sachs 18,419.20 133 7.35%
5 Morgan Stanley 17,410.41 103 6.94%

Bookrunners of European Corporate IG Bonds

Rank Lead Manager Amount $m No of issues Share %
  • Last updated
  • Today
1 Deutsche Bank 22,628.04 74 6.64%
2 HSBC 22,246.60 98 6.52%
3 BNP Paribas 21,794.95 106 6.39%
4 Barclays 21,638.43 92 6.35%
5 Citi 19,224.66 78 5.64%