Trichet won’t kill the high yield market

While interest rates have been at record lows, Europe’s junk bond market has thrived. But Jean-Claude Trichet’s hint of an imminent rise should not cause investors to retreat. There are still plenty of reasons to buy high yield paper.

  • 08 Mar 2011

Europe’s high yield market faces a stern test over the coming weeks as investors digest last Thursday’s comments from ECB president Jean-Claude Trichet, in which he implied that the bank could raise interest rates in April.

High yield borrowers have thrived over the last 18 months with base rates ...

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All Corporate Bonds

Rank Lead Manager Amount $m No of issues Share %
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1 JPMorgan 141,968.41 621 7.09%
2 Bank of America Merrill Lynch 126,360.65 578 6.31%
3 Citi 113,328.50 599 5.66%
4 Goldman Sachs 93,656.23 393 4.68%
5 Barclays 88,911.66 394 4.44%

Bookrunners of Euro Denominated Corporate IG Bonds

Rank Lead Manager Amount $m No of issues Share %
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1 BNP Paribas 24,553.43 113 8.90%
2 Barclays 21,105.51 82 7.65%
3 Deutsche Bank 18,530.93 78 6.72%
4 HSBC 16,938.83 77 6.14%
5 SG Corporate & Investment Banking 15,549.67 85 5.64%

Bookrunners of European HY Bonds

Rank Lead Manager Amount €m No of issues Share %
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1 JPMorgan 5,988.32 51 7.85%
2 Goldman Sachs 5,669.99 45 7.43%
3 Deutsche Bank 5,047.48 51 6.61%
4 Credit Suisse 4,633.16 52 6.07%
5 Barclays 4,263.74 37 5.59%

Bookrunners of Dollar Denominated HY Bonds

Rank Lead Manager Amount $m No of issues Share %
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1 JPMorgan 29,820.93 232 10.59%
2 Citi 23,746.29 188 8.43%
3 Bank of America Merrill Lynch 22,954.16 203 8.15%
4 Goldman Sachs 20,887.87 148 7.42%
5 Barclays 19,256.47 129 6.84%

Bookrunners of European Corporate IG Bonds

Rank Lead Manager Amount $m No of issues Share %
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1 Deutsche Bank 23,833.79 81 6.52%
2 HSBC 23,751.92 108 6.50%
3 Barclays 23,497.73 103 6.43%
4 BNP Paribas 22,998.19 112 6.29%
5 Citi 20,118.07 85 5.50%