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
  • 18 Jul 2017
1 Citi 14,891.10 17 9.46%
2 Barclays 12,759.91 17 8.11%
3 HSBC 12,732.87 18 8.09%
4 BNP Paribas 12,133.14 16 7.71%
5 JPMorgan 10,382.02 14 6.60%

Dollar Denominated SSA (Excl US Agency)

Rank Lead Manager Amount $m No of issues Share %
  • Last updated
  • 18 Jul 2017
1 Citi 33,810.56 82 12.15%
2 JPMorgan 30,730.06 80 11.05%
3 HSBC 21,125.88 53 7.59%
4 Bank of America Merrill Lynch 20,817.31 63 7.48%
5 Deutsche Bank 19,672.75 44 7.07%

Bookrunners of Euro Denominated SSA (Excl US Agency)

Rank Lead Manager Amount $m No of issues Share %
  • Last updated
  • 18 Jul 2017
1 HSBC 26,261.47 79 7.41%
2 Barclays 25,367.48 60 7.15%
3 BNP Paribas 25,241.18 48 7.12%
4 UniCredit 25,109.75 69 7.08%
5 JPMorgan 25,047.63 70 7.06%

Bookrunners of Global SSA (Excl US Agency)

Rank Lead Manager Amount $m No of issues Share %
  • Last updated
  • 18 Jul 2017
1 Citi 64,707.03 216 7.61%
2 JPMorgan 64,103.16 349 7.54%
3 HSBC 54,776.10 208 6.44%
4 Barclays 49,173.78 145 5.78%
5 Deutsche Bank 45,614.64 170 5.37%