Cheap high grade African Bank pays 8.125%

An attractive 8.125% yield for consumer lender African Bank’s five year bond drove orders to $1.75bn — but the bank kept the deal to $350m when it issued it on Tuesday night. The note, priced at par by Credit Suisse, Goldman Sachs, Rand Merchant Bank and Standard Chartered Bank, traded up to 100.75 on Wednesday morning — a tightening of 17bp on a spread basis.

  • 24 Feb 2012

"It’s a strategic priority for African Bank to access an international investor base," said Spencer Maclean, head of syndicate, west, at Standard Chartered Bank in London. "The issuer has a $2bn EMTN programme so it’s clear they will return to the market in a controlled fashion."

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Bookrunners of Global Covered Bonds

Rank Lead Manager Amount $m No of issues Share %
  • Last updated
  • 23 Aug 2016
1 UBS 9,565.55 57 6.00%
2 HSBC 9,210.35 51 5.78%
3 Credit Agricole CIB 8,176.21 37 5.13%
4 Landesbank Baden-Wuerttemberg - LBBW 7,975.45 47 5.00%
5 Commerzbank Group 7,700.72 45 4.83%

Bookrunners of Global FIG

Rank Lead Manager Amount $m No of issues Share %
  • Last updated
  • Today
1 JPMorgan 65,509.69 286 6.77%
2 Citi 58,842.67 319 6.08%
3 Morgan Stanley 54,842.72 238 5.66%
4 Goldman Sachs 54,581.59 275 5.64%
5 Bank of America Merrill Lynch 53,004.42 257 5.47%

Bookrunners of Dollar Denominated FIG

Rank Lead Manager Amount $m No of issues Share %
  • Last updated
  • 23 Aug 2016
1 JPMorgan 51,749.84 204 10.87%
2 Citi 49,176.89 244 10.33%
3 Bank of America Merrill Lynch 43,396.00 216 9.11%
4 Wells Fargo Securities 38,705.31 184 8.13%
5 Morgan Stanley 38,523.94 176 8.09%

Bookrunners of Euro Denominated Covered Bond Above €500m

Rank Lead Manager Amount $m No of issues Share %
  • Last updated
  • 23 Aug 2016
1 Credit Agricole CIB 7,016.13 25 8.37%
2 UBS 5,981.15 20 7.13%
3 BNP Paribas 5,603.49 21 6.68%
4 Landesbank Baden-Wuerttemberg - LBBW 5,306.88 20 6.33%
5 Commerzbank Group 4,873.19 20 5.81%

Global FIG Revenue

Rank Lead Manager Amount $m No of issues Share %
  • Last updated
  • 02 May 2016
1 Morgan Stanley 365.83 497 7.62%
2 JPMorgan 332.66 618 6.92%
3 Bank of America Merrill Lynch 299.89 590 6.24%
4 Goldman Sachs 276.71 375 5.76%
5 Citi 264.54 592 5.51%

Bookrunners of European Subordinated FIG

Rank Lead Manager Amount €m No of issues Share %
  • Last updated
  • 23 Aug 2016
1 BNP Paribas 6,163.54 19 11.44%
2 HSBC 5,625.84 17 10.45%
3 UBS 5,562.70 20 10.33%
4 Barclays 3,189.25 8 5.92%
5 JPMorgan 2,909.54 15 5.40%