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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
  • 20 Oct 2014
1 JPMorgan 115,492.34 560 6.48%
2 Bank of America Merrill Lynch 100,007.72 492 5.61%
3 Citi 97,972.27 503 5.50%
4 Deutsche Bank 83,913.37 421 4.71%
5 Morgan Stanley 81,730.05 474 4.58%

Bookrunners of Euro Denominated Corporate IG Bonds

Rank Lead Manager Amount $m No of issues Share %
  • Last updated
  • 21 Oct 2014
1 BNP Paribas 23,536.12 109 8.62%
2 SG Corporate & Investment Banking 19,566.11 93 7.17%
3 Deutsche Bank 18,220.04 72 6.68%
4 HSBC 17,757.55 80 6.51%
5 Barclays 14,261.87 63 5.22%

Bookrunners of European HY Bonds

Rank Lead Manager Amount €m No of issues Share %
  • Last updated
  • 21 Oct 2014
1 Deutsche Bank 10,307.85 65 9.61%
2 JPMorgan 7,838.70 65 7.31%
3 Credit Suisse 7,418.28 56 6.92%
4 Goldman Sachs 7,026.57 48 6.55%
5 BNP Paribas 6,220.13 53 5.80%

Bookrunners of Dollar Denominated HY Bonds

Rank Lead Manager Amount $m No of issues Share %
  • Last updated
  • 21 Oct 2014
1 JPMorgan 28,639.10 190 10.17%
2 Citi 25,365.10 157 9.00%
3 Morgan Stanley 24,255.91 134 8.61%
4 Bank of America Merrill Lynch 23,393.59 179 8.30%
5 Credit Suisse 22,843.03 145 8.11%

Bookrunners of European Corporate IG Bonds

Rank Lead Manager Amount $m No of issues Share %
  • Last updated
  • 21 Oct 2014
1 BNP Paribas 22,011.81 109 6.27%
2 HSBC 21,349.42 112 6.08%
3 SG Corporate & Investment Banking 21,035.82 102 5.99%
4 RBS 20,308.32 104 5.78%
5 Barclays 20,043.26 93 5.71%