US high yield blazes to busiest first quarter ever

The US high yield market has roared to its busiest start to the year ever. Issuance in the first quarter of 2012 totalled $98.8bn, beating 2011’s record of $81.0bn, according to Royal Bank of Scotland credit research.

  • 04 Apr 2012

The lively activity has surprised many. At the end of last year, US high yield bankers and investors found it hard to predict how big volumes would be this quarter, as markets were still much more volatile than today.

“In a high volatility environment such as what we ...

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All Corporate Bonds

Rank Lead Manager Amount $m No of issues Share %
  • Last updated
  • 08 May 2017
1 JPMorgan 59,729.64 269 3.64%
2 Citi 48,146.84 242 2.94%
3 Bank of America Merrill Lynch 45,937.03 233 2.80%
4 Deutsche Bank 41,805.81 175 2.55%
5 Morgan Stanley 38,350.79 202 2.34%

Bookrunners of Euro Denominated Corporate IG Bonds

Rank Lead Manager Amount $m No of issues Share %
  • Last updated
  • 23 May 2017
1 BNP Paribas 13,945.15 61 9.46%
2 Deutsche Bank 12,744.72 45 8.65%
3 Barclays 11,444.28 42 7.77%
4 Citi 8,502.33 42 5.77%
5 SG Corporate & Investment Banking 8,311.04 47 5.64%

Bookrunners of European HY Bonds

Rank Lead Manager Amount €m No of issues Share %
  • Last updated
  • 23 May 2017
1 Deutsche Bank 3,271.23 30 8.16%
2 JPMorgan 3,230.36 27 8.06%
3 Citi 2,868.23 17 7.16%
4 Barclays 2,733.11 21 6.82%
5 Goldman Sachs 2,620.59 22 6.54%

Bookrunners of Dollar Denominated HY Bonds

Rank Lead Manager Amount $m No of issues Share %
  • Last updated
  • 09 May 2017
1 JPMorgan 15,642.64 116 12.03%
2 Bank of America Merrill Lynch 11,985.87 100 9.21%
3 Citi 11,558.90 86 8.89%
4 Goldman Sachs 10,013.87 71 7.70%
5 Barclays 7,309.82 50 5.62%

Bookrunners of European Corporate IG Bonds

Rank Lead Manager Amount $m No of issues Share %
  • Last updated
  • 23 May 2017
1 BNP Paribas 13,998.75 62 7.56%
2 Deutsche Bank 13,791.03 42 7.45%
3 Citi 11,544.92 48 6.24%
4 Barclays 10,865.91 47 5.87%
5 JPMorgan 9,678.50 37 5.23%