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
  • Today
1 HSBC 9,196.65 41 5.99%
2 UniCredit 7,570.25 62 4.93%
3 Commerzbank Group 6,961.50 44 4.53%
4 BNP Paribas 6,833.59 30 4.45%
5 LBBW 6,799.87 38 4.43%

Bookrunners of Global FIG

Rank Lead Manager Amount $m No of issues Share %
  • Last updated
  • Today
1 Morgan Stanley 87,141.20 354 7.38%
2 Bank of America Merrill Lynch 77,072.36 291 6.52%
3 Citi 74,500.48 457 6.31%
4 Goldman Sachs 74,364.46 394 6.29%
5 JPMorgan 70,116.95 339 5.93%

Bookrunners of Dollar Denominated FIG

Rank Lead Manager Amount $m No of issues Share %
  • Last updated
  • Today
1 Citi 63,366.76 350 10.44%
2 Morgan Stanley 63,226.50 254 10.42%
3 Bank of America Merrill Lynch 63,090.92 246 10.39%
4 JPMorgan 58,108.98 259 9.57%
5 Goldman Sachs 54,070.01 323 8.91%

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 5,349.05 21 7.30%
2 LBBW 5,191.72 18 7.08%
3 BNP Paribas 4,566.36 14 6.23%
4 Credit Agricole CIB 4,553.92 17 6.21%
5 Commerzbank Group 4,242.73 17 5.79%

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 8,682.34 22 13.73%
2 HSBC 8,067.77 29 12.75%
3 BNP Paribas 4,343.93 23 6.87%
4 Credit Suisse 4,219.22 21 6.67%
5 Citi 4,059.10 33 6.42%