Latest corporate structured bond news

  • UK banks slip out synthetic CLOs before year-end

    Barclays, Lloyds, RBS and Santander UK all priced synthetic CLOs for risk transfer purposes just before the year-end, honing their capital positions for full year 2016 reporting. Most of the deals focused on large corporates, an asset class that fuelled much of last year’s boom in risk transfer trades, as banks seek ways to get ahead of increased Basel risk weights.

    • 05 Jan 2017
  • New climate risk push a game changer but investors call for mandatory rules

    The risk of a devastating collapse in oil and gas companies’ share prices, when investors suddenly start pricing in climate change, is one scenario financial regulators are trying to ward off with the launch of new guidelines this week, which are a milestone in the world’s response to global warming.

    • 15 Dec 2016
  • Thames Water gets £400m as Morgan Stanley scoops sole mandate

    The UK’s largest water company, Thames Water, on Monday sold a £400m Class A bond, helping corporate bond issuance in sterling recover to 2014’s level.

    • 12 Dec 2016
  • Investors blocked on climate finance by lack of opportunities

    More than half of a global group of 276 investors surveyed by HSBC have a strategy for reducing the environmental impact of their activities — but 74% of them encounter barriers to increasing their low carbon financing, mainly a lack of credible investment opportunities.

    • 08 Dec 2016
  • GlobalCapital Asia regional capital markets awards 2016, Part III: Bonds

    For the third part of our annual awards, we cover Best Local Currency Bond, Best Structured Finance, Best High Yield Bond, Best Investment Grade Corporate Bond, Best Financial Bond, Best Sovereign Bond, Best Local Currency Bond House and Best G3 Bond House.

    • 05 Dec 2016
  • Renzi’s tantrum is a made-up crisis — fear Austria

    Markets are obsessing about the Italian referendum on Sunday. Commentators are cramming everyone’s inboxes with warnings about how a 'no' vote on premier Matteo Renzi’s attempt to streamline Italy’s Senate could precipitate a fresh eurozone crisis and imperil Italy’s creaking banks.

    • 01 Dec 2016
  • Arqiva takes sterling US PP in £864m refinancing

    Arqiva, the UK broadcasting masts business, has refinanced a swathe of loans, partly with a sterling-only US private placement issue from its whole business securitization.

    • 29 Nov 2016
  • Wake up, FCA: active managers are the market

    There may be grounds for criticising the UK’s asset management industry, as the Financial Conduct Authority has done this week. Finding that price competition among active managers is weak, it proposes new regulations to make charges and policies clearer.

    • 24 Nov 2016
  • Iberdrola’s second green bond of 2016 closes quickly

    Iberdrola, the Spanish energy company, tapped the euro market for its second green bond of the year on Thursday, pulling in orders fast enough to print the deal by early afternoon.

    • 24 Nov 2016
  • Venn Partners closes debut PRS housing bond

    The first deal from the UK government’s £3.5bn private rented sector (PRS) guarantee scheme has been sold to investors.

    • 21 Nov 2016

Corporate structured bond news archive

All Corporate Bonds

Rank Lead Manager Amount $m No of issues Share %
  • Last updated
  • 16 Jan 2017
1 JPMorgan 6,606.50 25 7.67%
2 Citi 6,511.98 28 7.56%
3 Bank of America Merrill Lynch 4,899.82 22 5.69%
4 Barclays 4,571.59 20 5.31%
5 Mizuho 4,473.33 18 5.19%

Bookrunners of Euro Denominated Corporate IG Bonds

Rank Lead Manager Amount $m No of issues Share %
  • Last updated
  • 17 Jan 2017
1 Citi 1,513.82 9 9.16%
2 BNP Paribas 1,388.55 9 8.40%
3 UniCredit 1,013.92 7 6.14%
4 Barclays 992.86 6 6.01%
5 SG Corporate & Investment Banking 943.52 7 5.71%

Bookrunners of European HY Bonds

Rank Lead Manager Amount €m No of issues Share %
  • Last updated
  • 17 Jan 2017
1 NatWest Markets 216.56 3 8.11%
2 BNP Paribas 201.55 3 7.54%
3 HSBC 199.05 3 7.45%
3 Credit Suisse 199.05 3 7.45%
5 UniCredit 155.26 2 5.81%

Bookrunners of Dollar Denominated HY Bonds

Rank Lead Manager Amount $m No of issues Share %
  • Last updated
  • 10 Jan 2017
1 JPMorgan 297.36 3 36.61%
2 RBC Capital Markets 85.86 2 10.57%
3 Wells Fargo Securities 85.71 1 10.55%
3 Mizuho 85.71 1 10.55%
3 Goldman Sachs 85.71 1 10.55%

Bookrunners of European Corporate IG Bonds

Rank Lead Manager Amount $m No of issues Share %
  • Last updated
  • 17 Jan 2017
1 Citi 2,087.29 10 8.43%
2 Mizuho 1,656.00 6 6.69%
3 BNP Paribas 1,583.41 10 6.40%
4 JPMorgan 1,130.71 4 4.57%
5 Commerzbank Group 1,090.75 4 4.41%