IG bond market may be closed till May

Corporate bond bankers are bleak about the possibility of high grade issuance for the next two weeks, as long weekends and market volatility hit volumes in the market. While activity in the high-yield market continues apace, the investment grade market has ground to a halt for the rest of the month.

  • 19 Apr 2011

Although nearly Eu3bn of investment grade and crossover corporate debt was priced last week, the market has now quietened down as the Easter break approaches.

“Last week, several borrowers had planned to come anyway and then the market was in good shape,” said a corporate bonds banker. “This ...

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All Corporate Bonds

Rank Lead Manager Amount $m No of issues Share %
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  • Today
1 JPMorgan 142,180.40 623 7.02%
2 Bank of America Merrill Lynch 126,800.01 582 6.26%
3 Citi 114,788.05 607 5.66%
4 Goldman Sachs 94,228.53 399 4.65%
5 Barclays 89,649.42 397 4.42%

Bookrunners of Euro Denominated Corporate IG Bonds

Rank Lead Manager Amount $m No of issues Share %
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1 BNP Paribas 24,789.49 114 8.87%
2 Barclays 21,221.42 83 7.60%
3 Deutsche Bank 18,530.93 78 6.63%
4 HSBC 16,938.83 77 6.06%
5 SG Corporate & Investment Banking 15,665.73 86 5.61%

Bookrunners of European HY Bonds

Rank Lead Manager Amount €m No of issues Share %
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  • Today
1 JPMorgan 5,988.32 51 7.65%
2 Goldman Sachs 5,851.83 48 7.48%
3 Deutsche Bank 5,236.76 54 6.69%
4 Credit Suisse 4,633.16 52 5.92%
5 Barclays 4,263.74 37 5.45%

Bookrunners of Dollar Denominated HY Bonds

Rank Lead Manager Amount $m No of issues Share %
  • Last updated
  • Today
1 JPMorgan 29,908.43 233 10.55%
2 Citi 23,833.79 189 8.41%
3 Bank of America Merrill Lynch 23,183.88 205 8.18%
4 Goldman Sachs 20,887.87 148 7.37%
5 Barclays 19,256.47 129 6.79%

Bookrunners of European Corporate IG Bonds

Rank Lead Manager Amount $m No of issues Share %
  • Last updated
  • Today
1 Deutsche Bank 23,833.79 81 6.44%
2 HSBC 23,751.92 108 6.41%
3 Barclays 23,613.64 104 6.38%
4 BNP Paribas 23,234.24 113 6.27%
5 Citi 20,539.24 87 5.55%