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
  • 06 Mar 2017
1 JPMorgan 26,801.25 116 7.23%
2 Citi 24,294.27 107 6.55%
3 Bank of America Merrill Lynch 23,745.51 112 6.41%
4 Deutsche Bank 21,936.54 80 5.92%
5 Barclays 18,739.72 76 5.06%

Bookrunners of Euro Denominated Corporate IG Bonds

Rank Lead Manager Amount $m No of issues Share %
  • Last updated
  • 21 Mar 2017
1 BNP Paribas 7,741.23 34 9.96%
2 Deutsche Bank 6,409.32 21 8.25%
3 Barclays 5,176.15 25 6.66%
4 HSBC 5,003.70 23 6.44%
5 Citi 4,576.17 26 5.89%

Bookrunners of European HY Bonds

Rank Lead Manager Amount €m No of issues Share %
  • Last updated
  • 21 Mar 2017
1 Citi 2,417.98 11 10.88%
2 Deutsche Bank 2,229.13 17 10.03%
3 Bank of America Merrill Lynch 1,908.90 13 8.59%
4 JPMorgan 1,733.98 11 7.80%
5 Barclays 1,569.70 11 7.06%

Bookrunners of Dollar Denominated HY Bonds

Rank Lead Manager Amount $m No of issues Share %
  • Last updated
  • 21 Mar 2017
1 JPMorgan 11,150.67 77 12.59%
2 Citi 8,073.45 55 9.11%
3 Bank of America Merrill Lynch 7,652.39 65 8.64%
4 Goldman Sachs 6,155.05 45 6.95%
5 Credit Suisse 5,502.63 40 6.21%

Bookrunners of European Corporate IG Bonds

Rank Lead Manager Amount $m No of issues Share %
  • Last updated
  • 14 Mar 2017
1 BNP Paribas 8,202.93 31 9.23%
2 Deutsche Bank 6,868.10 19 7.73%
3 Citi 6,086.67 25 6.85%
4 JPMorgan 4,814.18 17 5.42%
5 HSBC 4,304.73 21 4.84%