Novartis, Total and Vodafone star as Fed juice powers US bid

Highly rated Yankee corporates like Novartis and Total raided the US bond market this week to lock in financing at record low rates as investors continued to pile into high grade credit, spurred by a fresh bout of monetary easing.

  • 21 Sep 2012

Last week’s sharp sell-off in Treasuries after the simultaneous policy stimuli by central banks to revive the global economy has helped the bid for investment grade credit.

"Central bank action is encouraging investors to move out of cash and the major beneficiary is fixed income," said Jim Turner, ...

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All Corporate Bonds

Rank Lead Manager Amount $m No of issues Share %
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1 JPMorgan 130,469.93 567 7.21%
2 Bank of America Merrill Lynch 117,747.75 535 6.51%
3 Citi 103,173.07 535 5.70%
4 Goldman Sachs 85,407.58 350 4.72%
5 Barclays 80,829.81 352 4.47%

Bookrunners of Euro Denominated Corporate IG Bonds

Rank Lead Manager Amount $m No of issues Share %
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1 BNP Paribas 22,478.98 101 8.71%
2 Barclays 19,796.44 75 7.67%
3 Deutsche Bank 17,616.63 72 6.83%
4 HSBC 15,843.10 70 6.14%
5 SG Corporate & Investment Banking 14,434.81 77 5.60%

Bookrunners of European HY Bonds

Rank Lead Manager Amount €m No of issues Share %
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1 JPMorgan 5,335.13 43 7.91%
2 Goldman Sachs 4,721.48 37 7.00%
3 Deutsche Bank 4,563.62 43 6.77%
4 Credit Suisse 4,353.57 48 6.46%
5 Barclays 4,075.90 34 6.05%

Bookrunners of Dollar Denominated HY Bonds

Rank Lead Manager Amount $m No of issues Share %
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1 JPMorgan 27,103.08 212 10.83%
2 Citi 21,001.57 166 8.39%
3 Bank of America Merrill Lynch 20,920.58 185 8.36%
4 Goldman Sachs 18,379.20 132 7.34%
5 Morgan Stanley 17,410.41 103 6.96%

Bookrunners of European Corporate IG Bonds

Rank Lead Manager Amount $m No of issues Share %
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1 Deutsche Bank 22,857.42 74 6.70%
2 HSBC 22,396.75 99 6.56%
3 Barclays 21,691.19 94 6.36%
4 BNP Paribas 21,322.17 102 6.25%
5 Citi 19,362.38 80 5.68%