QE rally drives shift in attitude as investors learn to love low yields

The quiet period for FIG ended this week with a handful of deals emerging in the covered bond and senior unsecured markets. And in contrast to several tightly priced core European deals seen earlier this year, in which investors had pushed back on terms seen as too aggressive, bankers are now reporting a shift in sentiment.

  • 12 Apr 2013

Fearful of missing a rally, investors eagerly snapped up this week’s ultra-low yielding debt, even if it offered little or no new issue premium.

The improvement was attributed to a swell of Asian demand that followed the announcement of quantitative easing from the Bank of Japan, accommodative statements ...

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Bookrunners of Global Covered Bonds

Rank Lead Manager Amount $m No of issues Share %
  • Last updated
  • 25 Jul 2017
1 HSBC 8,309.08 35 6.30%
2 Commerzbank Group 6,569.87 40 4.98%
3 BNP Paribas 6,477.17 27 4.91%
4 UniCredit 6,430.57 52 4.88%
5 Credit Agricole CIB 6,251.64 29 4.74%

Bookrunners of Global FIG

Rank Lead Manager Amount $m No of issues Share %
  • Last updated
  • 24 Jul 2017
1 Morgan Stanley 74,213.88 260 7.84%
2 Goldman Sachs 64,933.87 304 6.86%
3 Bank of America Merrill Lynch 62,989.59 218 6.65%
4 Citi 60,634.12 338 6.40%
5 JPMorgan 59,116.26 268 6.24%

Bookrunners of Dollar Denominated FIG

Rank Lead Manager Amount $m No of issues Share %
  • Last updated
  • 25 Jul 2017
1 Morgan Stanley 56,343.49 184 11.10%
2 Citi 53,003.67 262 10.44%
3 Bank of America Merrill Lynch 50,199.23 181 9.89%
4 Goldman Sachs 49,824.41 248 9.81%
5 JPMorgan 49,005.73 204 9.65%

Bookrunners of Euro Denominated Covered Bond Above €500m

Rank Lead Manager Amount $m No of issues Share %
  • Last updated
  • 25 Jul 2017
1 LBBW 5,014.64 17 7.54%
2 SG Corporate & Investment Banking 4,741.46 19 7.13%
3 Credit Agricole CIB 4,590.25 17 6.91%
4 BNP Paribas 4,566.36 14 6.87%
5 Commerzbank Group 4,066.97 16 6.12%

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
  • 25 Jul 2017
1 JPMorgan 1,110.74 50 27.87%
2 Citi 622.92 15 15.63%
3 Deutsche Bank 499.78 5 12.54%
4 TD Securities Inc 397.10 7 9.96%
5 Nomura 360.08 7 9.03%