Bank of England leads SSAs out of darkness with $2bn benchmark

The Bank of England this week launched what is being called the most important sovereign, supranational and agency deal yet this year, a $2bn three year issue that provides the sector with a crucial reference point in uncertain times.

  • 13 Mar 2009

Coming after a period when SSAs have struggled to find direction, the benchmark – the Bank’s annual visit to the dollar market to finance its foreign exchange reserves – buoyed the asset class, with spreads tightening and other issuers able to follow in its slipstream.

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European Sovereign Bonds

Rank Lead Manager Amount €m No of issues Share %
  • Last updated
  • 21 Mar 2017
1 Barclays 7,850.85 11 9.64%
2 BNP Paribas 7,280.82 10 8.94%
3 JPMorgan 6,400.12 9 7.86%
4 Citi 6,397.23 7 7.85%
5 HSBC 5,782.53 9 7.10%

Dollar Denominated SSA (Excl US Agency)

Rank Lead Manager Amount $m No of issues Share %
  • Last updated
  • 27 Mar 2017
1 JPMorgan 70,638.94 233 5.64%
2 Citi 64,455.74 181 5.14%
3 Bank of America Merrill Lynch 52,697.88 159 4.20%
4 HSBC 50,839.31 131 4.06%
5 Goldman Sachs 40,980.07 92 3.27%

Bookrunners of Euro Denominated SSA (Excl US Agency)

Rank Lead Manager Amount $m No of issues Share %
  • Last updated
  • 28 Mar 2017
1 Barclays 16,973.44 36 9.52%
2 JPMorgan 15,109.82 32 8.47%
3 Bank of America Merrill Lynch 12,986.53 29 7.28%
4 Credit Agricole CIB 12,729.79 30 7.14%
5 BNP Paribas 11,479.52 24 6.44%

Bookrunners of Global SSA (Excl US Agency)

Rank Lead Manager Amount $m No of issues Share %
  • Last updated
  • 27 Mar 2017
1 JPMorgan 38,272.69 159
2 Citi 31,489.91 112
3 Barclays 29,902.18 73
4 HSBC 27,124.22 95
5 Deutsche Bank 26,280.34 101