Credit frenzy intensifies as issuers carve through curves

The new issue premium, a fixture of Europe’s bond market for the best part of a year, was trampled underfoot this week as deal after deal from corporate and public sector borrowers priced flat to, or even through, issuers’ secondary curves.

  • 16 Mar 2012

Bank Nederlandse Gemeenten launched its biggest ever dollar bond, got its biggest book and priced inside its curve. In euros, KfW and even Spain’s Ico came tighter than secondaries. Asian Development Bank got the tightest seven year print to mid-swaps for an SSA since 2008.

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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 8.73%
2 HSBC 15,210.51 21 8.26%
3 BNP Paribas 13,600.58 19 7.38%
4 Barclays 13,491.76 19 7.32%
5 Goldman Sachs 12,661.40 23 6.87%

Dollar Denominated SSA (Excl US Agency)

Rank Lead Manager Amount $m No of issues Share %
  • Last updated
  • Today
1 Citi 40,395.00 104 11.69%
2 JPMorgan 39,421.51 106 11.41%
3 Bank of America Merrill Lynch 28,165.08 86 8.15%
4 HSBC 26,016.15 67 7.53%
5 Deutsche Bank 23,091.31 54 6.68%

Bookrunners of Euro Denominated SSA (Excl US Agency)

Rank Lead Manager Amount $m No of issues Share %
  • Last updated
  • Today
1 HSBC 31,938.44 91 7.68%
2 UniCredit 30,615.95 95 7.36%
3 Goldman Sachs 28,739.59 76 6.91%
4 BNP Paribas 28,348.17 57 6.82%
5 Barclays 26,617.69 64 6.40%

Bookrunners of Global SSA (Excl US Agency)

Rank Lead Manager Amount $m No of issues Share %
  • Last updated
  • Today
1 Citi 76,927.45 261 7.33%
2 JPMorgan 75,508.10 437 7.19%
3 HSBC 68,678.90 244 6.54%
4 Bank of America Merrill Lynch 58,336.30 179 5.56%
5 Barclays 53,257.86 172 5.07%