Corporate issuers shelter from bond market storms — but for how long?

Unseasonal storms are lashing the European corporate bond market. It is not that investors have fundamentally lost faith with it, but the turbulence in secondary trading is putting both them and issuers off. Hence banks’ go/no go calls with potential issuers have nearly all led the issuers to hold their fire. But while it is a good thing they have choice in funding, they cannot hide from the market for ever.

  • 25 Mar 2008

With storms battering the global debt capital markets, it has not been an easy year for European corporate treasurers so far.

Market turmoil has led to wide spreads to compensate investors for the risk that new issues will suddenly widen in secondary trading.

Many potential issuers, feeling conditions are ...

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Global Syndicated Loan Volume

Rank Lead Manager Amount $m No of issues Share %
  • Last updated
  • 16 Jan 2017
1 JPMorgan 1,127.33 6 14.75%
2 SunTrust Robinson Humphrey Inc 1,060.67 5 13.88%
3 BMO Capital Markets 810.91 3 10.61%
4 Bank of America Merrill Lynch 777.33 4 10.17%
5 Capital One Financial Corp 713.04 5 9.33%

Bookrunners of Middle East and Africa Loans

Rank Lead Manager Amount $m No of issues Share %
  • Last updated
  • 10 Jan 2017
1 JPMorgan 5,902.99 10 8.22%
2 HSBC 4,808.94 15 6.70%
3 Standard Chartered Bank 4,779.83 23 6.66%
4 Mitsubishi UFJ Financial Group 4,528.41 10 6.31%
5 Bank of China 4,455.56 5 6.21%

Bookrunners of European Leveraged Loans

Rank Lead Manager Amount $m No of issues Share %
  • Last updated
  • 16 Jan 2017
1 JPMorgan 19,492.11 46 8.85%
2 UniCredit 18,866.65 83 8.57%
3 HSBC 16,021.11 53 7.27%
4 BNP Paribas 13,314.73 89 6.05%
5 Credit Suisse 13,152.31 32 5.97%

Bookrunners of European Marketed Syndicated Loans

Rank Lead Manager Amount $m No of issues Share %
  • Last updated
  • 10 Jan 2017
1 BNP Paribas 43,328.12 198 6.63%
2 JPMorgan 42,145.56 84 6.45%
3 HSBC 38,419.93 154 5.88%
4 UniCredit 37,616.85 180 5.75%
5 ING 30,163.46 163 4.61%

Syndicated Loan Revenue - EMEA

Rank Lead Manager Amount $m No of issues Share %
  • Last updated
  • 18 Apr 2016
1 HSBC 35.45 69 6.71%
2 BNP Paribas 31.67 78 5.99%
3 ING 31.21 74 5.90%
4 Citi 22.60 36 4.27%
5 Deutsche Bank 21.89 32 4.14%