Bright light of AT1 yields blinds buyers to product’s risks

FIG investors this week gave a clear indication that they would do pretty much anything to get their hands on some yield, placing a whopping $25bn of orders for Crédit Agricole’s $1.75bn debut additional tier one trade as they chased the prize of a 7.875% coupon from one of France’s best-known financial institutions.

  • By Will Caiger-Smith
  • 17 Jan 2014

The buying bonanza prompted a range of incredulous reactions among FIG market participants, with some claiming the deal was mis-priced and others warning that the market was not demanding enough premium for the growing range of risky subordination features being introduced into AT1 products.

But one thing everyone ...

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Bookrunners of Global Covered Bonds

Rank Lead Manager Amount $m No of issues Share %
  • Last updated
  • 18 Jul 2017
1 HSBC 7,819.38 34 5.99%
2 Commerzbank Group 6,569.87 40 5.03%
3 UniCredit 6,402.82 51 4.90%
4 Credit Agricole CIB 6,251.64 29 4.79%
5 LBBW 6,101.10 27 4.67%

Bookrunners of Global FIG

Rank Lead Manager Amount $m No of issues Share %
  • Last updated
  • 17 Jul 2017
1 JPMorgan 150,125.79 696 6.45%
2 Morgan Stanley 148,945.43 628 6.40%
3 Goldman Sachs 141,512.99 757 6.08%
4 Citi 139,755.65 854 6.00%
5 Bank of America Merrill Lynch 130,842.74 595 5.62%

Bookrunners of Dollar Denominated FIG

Rank Lead Manager Amount $m No of issues Share %
  • Last updated
  • 18 Jul 2017
1 Citi 46,002.89 257 9.90%
2 Goldman Sachs 45,907.69 242 9.88%
3 Morgan Stanley 45,559.38 178 9.81%
4 JPMorgan 44,542.40 200 9.59%
5 Bank of America Merrill Lynch 42,865.90 179 9.23%

Bookrunners of Euro Denominated Covered Bond Above €500m

Rank Lead Manager Amount $m No of issues Share %
  • Last updated
  • 18 Jul 2017
1 LBBW 5,014.64 17 7.40%
2 SG Corporate & Investment Banking 4,741.46 19 7.00%
3 Credit Agricole CIB 4,590.25 17 6.78%
4 BNP Paribas 4,566.36 14 6.74%
5 Commerzbank Group 4,066.97 16 6.00%

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
  • 18 Jul 2017
1 HSBC 7,627.65 26 6.98%
2 Barclays 5,339.12 17 4.88%
3 Credit Suisse 3,754.01 17 3.43%
4 BNP Paribas 3,630.97 18 3.32%
5 Citi 3,502.60 28 3.20%