High yield sets global volume record, 2014 set to stay bullish

The leveraged finance market, including bonds and loans, reached a record volume of issuance in 2013, with $2.25tr of borrowing globally, according to Dealogic.

  • By Stefanie Linhardt
  • 06 Jan 2014

That beats the previous record of $1.7tr in 2012. High yield bond volume rose to a $479bn record high in 2013, with the European and US markets both reaching new peaks.

In the European market, payment-in-kind bonds and PIK toggle issuance also reached a record of €3.6bn, according ...

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Rank Lead Manager/Arranger Total Volume $m No. of Deals Share % by Volume
1 Bank of America Merrill Lynch (BAML) 6,415 22 12.84
2 Citi 5,781 17 11.57
3 BNP Paribas 3,530 14 7.06
4 Credit Suisse 2,783 8 5.57
5 Rabobank 2,633 4 5.27

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1 Citi 98,544.62 277 13.26%
2 Bank of America Merrill Lynch 90,698.73 264 12.20%
3 Wells Fargo Securities 70,282.48 216 9.45%
4 JPMorgan 51,967.93 167 6.99%
5 Credit Suisse 41,545.25 126 5.59%