Spanish bail-in, Part I: speculation hangs over senior FIG debt

The senior unsecured FIG market appeared revitalised on Monday as Spain’s €100bn banking sector bail-out provided issuers with the window they had been looking for to break a 10 week hiatus in benchmark sized, fixed rate supply in euros. But concerns arose over how Spain would pay the bill for the rescue package, with some concerned that senior FIG creditors could be bailed in.

  • 11 Jun 2012

Buoyed by news of the Spanish rescue, investors brushed aside concerns over the lack of detail on the how the bail-out would work to pile into new issues from Svenska Handelsbanken and Swedbank.

Bankers were not surprised to see the market re-opened by strong Nordic names, pointing out that ...

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European Sovereign Bonds

Rank Lead Manager Amount €m No of issues Share %
  • Last updated
  • Today
1 Citi 16,088.76 20 8.76%
2 HSBC 15,210.51 21 8.29%
3 BNP Paribas 13,465.23 18 7.34%
4 Barclays 13,356.41 18 7.28%
5 Goldman Sachs 12,526.05 22 6.82%

Dollar Denominated SSA (Excl US Agency)

Rank Lead Manager Amount $m No of issues Share %
  • Last updated
  • Today
1 Citi 39,420.00 102 11.55%
2 JPMorgan 39,096.51 104 11.46%
3 Bank of America Merrill Lynch 27,865.54 84 8.17%
4 HSBC 25,391.15 66 7.44%
5 Deutsche Bank 22,341.31 52 6.55%

Bookrunners of Euro Denominated SSA (Excl US Agency)

Rank Lead Manager Amount $m No of issues Share %
  • Last updated
  • Today
1 HSBC 31,814.43 89 7.68%
2 UniCredit 30,574.73 94 7.38%
3 Goldman Sachs 28,577.41 75 6.90%
4 BNP Paribas 28,185.99 56 6.80%
5 SG Corporate & Investment Banking 26,540.51 60 6.40%

Bookrunners of Global SSA (Excl US Agency)

Rank Lead Manager Amount $m No of issues Share %
  • Last updated
  • Today
1 Citi 75,862.85 258 7.31%
2 JPMorgan 75,020.92 434 7.22%
3 HSBC 67,929.89 241 6.54%
4 Bank of America Merrill Lynch 57,995.54 176 5.59%
5 Barclays 52,822.14 168 5.09%