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Corp Bonds

Corporates in charge as rally builds despite insecurities

Investors’ eagerness to buy European corporate bonds has become so hot that bankers are beginning to declare it an issuer’s market. Yet some still feel the rally is fragile — that investors are buying because they have to, rather than out of real confidence.

  • 24 Feb 2012

This week brought €5.2bn of deals in euros, including a cross-over credit, an Italian car finance company and a sub-benchmark issue — all no-nos for investors before Christmas.

Virtually all the deals were several times oversubscribed, enabling the leads to tighten guidance and price at the tight end of ...

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All Corporate Bonds

Rank Lead Manager Amount $m No of issues Share %
  • Last updated
  • 18 Nov 2014
1 JPMorgan 139,011.80 649 6.96%
2 Bank of America Merrill Lynch 117,211.25 561 5.87%
3 Citi 109,281.45 561 5.47%
4 Deutsche Bank 99,333.75 474 4.97%
5 Morgan Stanley 90,030.95 509 4.51%

Bookrunners of Euro Denominated Corporate IG Bonds

Rank Lead Manager Amount $m No of issues Share %
  • Last updated
  • 18 Nov 2014
1 BNP Paribas 27,189.76 124 0.00%
2 Deutsche Bank 21,610.88 82 0.00%
3 SG Corporate & Investment Banking 20,705.82 101 0.00%
4 HSBC 19,041.03 86 0.00%
5 Barclays 17,463.56 73 0.00%

Bookrunners of European HY Bonds

Rank Lead Manager Amount €m No of issues Share %
  • Last updated
  • 18 Nov 2014
1 Deutsche Bank 10,942.70 71 9.70%
2 JPMorgan 8,659.61 71 7.68%
3 Credit Suisse 7,596.79 59 6.73%
4 Goldman Sachs 7,373.68 52 6.54%
5 Citi 6,487.29 38 5.75%

Bookrunners of Dollar Denominated HY Bonds

Rank Lead Manager Amount $m No of issues Share %
  • Last updated
  • 18 Nov 2014
1 JPMorgan 33,033.31 218 10.45%
2 Citi 27,829.02 176 8.80%
3 Bank of America Merrill Lynch 27,378.20 199 8.66%
4 Morgan Stanley 26,056.36 144 8.24%
5 Deutsche Bank 26,017.80 160 8.23%

Bookrunners of European Corporate IG Bonds

Rank Lead Manager Amount $m No of issues Share %
  • Last updated
  • 18 Nov 2014
1 BNP Paribas 26,757.44 130 0.00%
2 Barclays 24,121.70 104 0.00%
3 HSBC 23,684.22 121 0.00%
4 SG Corporate & Investment Banking 22,667.56 113 0.00%
5 RBS 21,777.91 114 0.00%