Risk Premium In Convertible Bond Models

  • 11 Jun 2001
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Convertible bonds are corporate bonds which pay the holder regular coupons and may be converted into the underlying shares at the holder's discretion. Here we focus on their exposure to the credit of the issuer. At low equity prices, when the equity optionality is worth little, the convertible is essentially a pure bond and it is clearly correct to price (i.e. discount cash flows) with the full credit spread of the issuer. However, it is generally held that a company's ability to issue stock is not strongly influenced by its credit rating. Accordingly, the value contributed to the bond by its conversion rights should not be subject to the same risky discounting as the fixed payments.

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  • 11 Jun 2001

All International Bonds

Rank Lead Manager Amount $m No of issues Share %
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1 Citi 353,377.35 1327 9.07%
2 JPMorgan 316,733.86 1438 8.13%
3 Bank of America Merrill Lynch 316,098.84 1095 8.11%
4 Goldman Sachs 234,493.12 778 6.02%
5 Barclays 226,573.92 880 5.82%

Bookrunners of All Syndicated Loans EMEA

Rank Lead Manager Amount $m No of issues Share %
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1 HSBC 34,312.86 161 6.57%
2 Deutsche Bank 34,194.98 116 6.55%
3 Bank of America Merrill Lynch 31,113.25 94 5.96%
4 BNP Paribas 27,479.75 167 5.26%
5 SG Corporate & Investment Banking 23,982.83 136 4.59%

Bookrunners of all EMEA ECM Issuance

Rank Lead Manager Amount $m No of issues Share %
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1 JPMorgan 19,536.02 78 8.89%
2 Morgan Stanley 16,323.54 83 7.43%
3 Citi 15,750.21 93 7.17%
4 UBS 15,208.47 58 6.92%
5 Goldman Sachs 13,499.48 73 6.15%