UK’s slow sukuk plan puts Luxembourg in lead

The United Kingdom appears to have conceded defeat to tiny Luxembourg in the race to issue Europe’s first sovereign sukuk, Islamic finance practitioners said this week after it emerged that the UK deal is unlikely before October, writes Dan Alderson.

  • By Dan Alderson
  • 24 Jan 2014

Although the UK government plans to make an announcement on its inaugural deal before July, according to a source with knowledge of the situation, it will look to the fourth quarter to issue. HSBC is frontrunner to arrange the deal, they added.

“If the UK’s October timeframe is ...

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European Sovereign Bonds

Rank Lead Manager Amount €m No of issues Share %
  • Last updated
  • 25 Apr 2017
1 Barclays 8,822.61 13 9.73%
2 Citi 7,368.99 9 8.12%
3 BNP Paribas 7,280.82 10 8.03%
4 HSBC 6,965.75 11 7.68%
5 JPMorgan 6,400.12 9 7.06%

Dollar Denominated SSA (Excl US Agency)

Rank Lead Manager Amount $m No of issues Share %
  • Last updated
  • 24 Apr 2017
1 JPMorgan 24,159.92 58 12.48%
2 Citi 21,399.18 54 11.05%
3 HSBC 15,870.20 36 8.20%
4 Deutsche Bank 15,612.00 33 8.06%
5 Barclays 12,611.42 30 6.51%

Bookrunners of Euro Denominated SSA (Excl US Agency)

Rank Lead Manager Amount $m No of issues Share %
  • Last updated
  • 18 Apr 2017
1 Barclays 19,895.10 43 9.86%
2 JPMorgan 16,100.70 41 7.98%
3 Bank of America Merrill Lynch 14,715.49 37 7.29%
4 Credit Agricole CIB 13,312.37 36 6.60%
5 HSBC 12,937.56 41 6.41%

Bookrunners of Global SSA (Excl US Agency)

Rank Lead Manager Amount $m No of issues Share %
  • Last updated
  • 03 Apr 2017
1 JPMorgan 39,067.52 180 8.50%
2 Citi 32,458.25 115 7.06%
3 Barclays 30,658.65 76 6.67%
4 Deutsche Bank 29,302.58 107 6.38%
5 HSBC 28,071.48 101 6.11%