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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2 Citi 4,288 14 10.60
3 Rabobank 2,633 4 6.51
4 Goldman Sachs 2,615 4 6.46
5 Barclays 2,603 8 6.43

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