RBC makes history with first SEC covered bond deal

Royal Bank of Canada has priced the first SEC registered covered bond, a $2.5bn deal that is likely to be the landmark US dollar trade of the year for the asset class. The long awaited issue was notable for the breadth of investor demand, its historically low coupon and exceptionally tight spread, writes Bill Thornhill.

  • 14 Sep 2012

"We’re very pleased with the transaction," said David Power, vice president, funding and capital management at RBC in Toronto. "It exceeded our expectations in terms of the depth, size and shape of the book as well as the number of investors involved."

Nearly 200 investors bought into the deal, ...

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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%