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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
  • 25 May 2015
1 JPMorgan 77,239.44 298 7.95%
2 Bank of America Merrill Lynch 71,756.73 289 7.39%
3 Barclays 55,857.87 214 5.75%
4 Citi 54,503.02 254 5.61%
5 Morgan Stanley 53,922.12 233 5.55%

Bookrunners of Euro Denominated Corporate IG Bonds

Rank Lead Manager Amount $m No of issues Share %
  • Last updated
  • 26 May 2015
1 Barclays 15,801.84 47 9.53%
2 BNP Paribas 13,319.26 69 8.03%
3 HSBC 13,225.62 63 7.98%
4 Deutsche Bank 12,953.47 46 7.81%
5 SG Corporate & Investment Banking 10,863.80 49 6.55%

Bookrunners of European HY Bonds

Rank Lead Manager Amount €m No of issues Share %
  • Last updated
  • 26 May 2015
1 Deutsche Bank 4,452.17 35 8.05%
2 JPMorgan 4,108.83 32 7.43%
3 Credit Suisse 3,929.31 25 7.11%
4 Citi 3,316.33 21 6.00%
5 Barclays 3,287.19 22 5.95%

Bookrunners of Dollar Denominated HY Bonds

Rank Lead Manager Amount $m No of issues Share %
  • Last updated
  • 26 May 2015
1 JPMorgan 16,946.91 98 10.45%
2 Bank of America Merrill Lynch 14,364.85 107 8.86%
3 Deutsche Bank 13,667.29 84 8.43%
4 Goldman Sachs 13,297.24 76 8.20%
5 Credit Suisse 12,272.50 80 7.57%

Bookrunners of European Corporate IG Bonds

Rank Lead Manager Amount $m No of issues Share %
  • Last updated
  • 26 May 2015
1 Barclays 16,724.74 46 4.87%
2 HSBC 12,382.35 55 3.61%
3 SG Corporate & Investment Banking 11,454.71 46 3.34%
4 Deutsche Bank 10,191.32 36 2.97%
5 BNP Paribas 10,090.80 56 2.94%