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  • Investors ignore reset risk to take AT1s into a spread universe

    Nordea beat the record for the lowest coupon on an additional tier one (AT1) bond in a core currency by some margin on Tuesday, pricing its deal at 3.5%. It had market participants wondering whether AT1 prices should be marketed at a spread over the base rate rather than as a coupon. At the same time, some said investors are showing complacency over the reset spread and call optionality they give issuers, writes Jasper Cox.

    • 23 Nov 2017
  • Prayers for negative yielding covered bonds to go unanswered

    Berlin Hyp (BHH) showed this week that investors are so hungry for short dated covered bonds that they are prepared to pay a negative yield for the privilege of owning them. Even so, it is unlikely that any other issuer will meet this extraordinary demand, writes Bill Thornhill.

    • 23 Nov 2017

  • HSBC seeks stability after Westerman is ousted

    HSBC is looking for a period of stability in which to rebuild staff morale and dealflow, following the abrupt departure of co-head of global banking Matthew Westerman after less than two years. David Rothnie and Toby Fildes report.

    • 23 Nov 2017
  • Carige saved, banks on risk — now it’s over to investors

    After a delayed start at the end of last week, Banca Carige’s €500m rights issue is underway. So far it has been a “rollercoaster”, a source close to the deal said, but its promoters are delighted that the Genoese bank has got its money, thanks to a multi-handed underwriting agreement.

    • 23 Nov 2017
  • Pipeline grows with greens, Portuguese bank capital

    The financial institutions bond market is set to welcome two more debut offerings in the coming weeks, with Banco Comercial Português (BCP) lining up its first tier two deal and LBBW choosing banks to arrange its inaugural green senior bond.

    • 23 Nov 2017
  • Danes bring out last minute senior deals ahead of MREL phase-in

    Jyske Bank followed Danske Bank into the euro market for senior unsecured debt this week. But the product could soon become a rare sight in Denmark.

    • 23 Nov 2017
  • Deals vie for attention in busy FIG market

    The financial institutions bond market showed "discipline" this week, said market participants, with investors refusing to pile into every new deal amid a flurry of supply.

    • 23 Nov 2017
  • Sbanken Boligkreditt to join covered bond ranks

    Sbanken Boligkreditt, formally known as Skandiabanken, has said that it expects to take advantage of its newly established Euro Medium Term Note (MTN) programme for long-term funding to begin issuing euro denominated covered bonds.

    • 23 Nov 2017
  • Direct Line seeks to optimise capital with dual RT1 and LME

    Direct Line Insurance is set to become the first insurer to sell a benchmark restricted tier one (RT1) deal in the sterling market. The UK insurer will use the proceeds from the transaction to buy back some of its older tier two notes and optimise its capital stack under Solvency II.

    • 23 Nov 2017
  • Italy might actually have more banks than restaurants

    The oft-repeated joke in financial markets that Italy has more places where you can take out a loan than establishments where you can indulge in a plate of pasta might have a kernel of truth behind it, with new analysis from UBS highlighting some staggering numbers about bank competition in the country.

    • 23 Nov 2017
  • Industry eyes carving SPVs out of clearing

    European member states could keep securitization and covered bond SPVs out of clearing and margin requirements, according to a draft European Market Infrastructure Regulation (EMIR) compromise published last week.

    • 23 Nov 2017
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  • AT1 tourists should read the Ts and Cs

    Improving bank credit and tightening in other asset classes have widened the appeal of additional tier one (AT1) paper. But newcomers should make sure they price in the risks of resets and call options.

    • 23 Nov 2017
  • Nordea’s AT1 record is because of the Popular resolution, not despite it

    The Banco Popular resolution told investors how regulators and the market will treat additional tier one (AT1) bonds in times of stress. They liked the answer enough to continue buying — right up to giving Nordea a 3.5% coupon.

    • 21 Nov 2017

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FIG Priced Deals Database

IssuerMaturitySize
SpareBank 1 SMN09-Nov-20300
Lloyds Banking Group07-Nov-232250
Lloyds Banking Group07-Nov-281750
Swedbank07-Nov-22500
Santander UK plc03-Nov-20300


Bookrunners of Global FIG

Rank Lead Manager Amount $m No of issues Share %
  • Last updated
  • Today
1 Morgan Stanley 101,410.35 412 6.99%
2 Citi 94,194.69 538 6.50%
3 Goldman Sachs 93,150.36 489 6.42%
4 Bank of America Merrill Lynch 88,834.84 369 6.13%
5 JPMorgan 84,348.56 399 5.82%

Bookrunners of Global Covered Bonds

Rank Lead Manager Amount $m No of issues Share %
  • Last updated
  • Today
1 HSBC 11,393.91 58 6.00%
2 UniCredit 9,509.62 74 5.01%
3 BNP Paribas 8,680.07 42 4.57%
4 Commerzbank Group 8,253.32 53 4.34%
5 LBBW 8,089.59 48 4.26%

Bookrunners of Global Covered Bonds

Rank Lead Manager Amount $m No of issues Share %
  • Last updated
  • Today
1 HSBC 11,393.91 58 6.00%
2 UniCredit 9,509.62 74 5.01%
3 BNP Paribas 8,680.07 42 4.57%
4 Commerzbank Group 8,253.32 53 4.34%
5 LBBW 8,089.59 48 4.26%

Bookrunners of Global FIG

Rank Lead Manager Amount $m No of issues Share %
  • Last updated
  • Today
1 Morgan Stanley 101,410.35 412 6.99%
2 Citi 94,194.69 538 6.50%
3 Goldman Sachs 93,150.36 489 6.42%
4 Bank of America Merrill Lynch 88,834.84 369 6.13%
5 JPMorgan 84,348.56 399 5.82%

Bookrunners of Dollar Denominated FIG

Rank Lead Manager Amount $m No of issues Share %
  • Last updated
  • Today
1 Citi 81,408.75 415 11.01%
2 Bank of America Merrill Lynch 71,836.87 313 9.71%
3 Goldman Sachs 71,718.82 411 9.70%
4 Morgan Stanley 70,784.40 302 9.57%
5 JPMorgan 70,596.97 307 9.55%

Bookrunners of Euro Denominated Covered Bond Above €500m

Rank Lead Manager Amount $m No of issues Share %
  • Last updated
  • Today
1 LBBW 5,605.63 20 6.35%
2 SG Corporate & Investment Banking 5,543.24 22 6.28%
3 BNP Paribas 5,467.55 18 6.20%
4 Credit Agricole CIB 5,313.69 20 6.02%
5 Commerzbank Group 4,949.16 20 5.61%

Global FIG Revenue

Rank Lead Manager Amount $m No of issues Share %
  • Last updated
  • 02 May 2016
1 Morgan Stanley 365.83 497 7.62%
2 JPMorgan 332.66 618 6.92%
3 Bank of America Merrill Lynch 299.89 590 6.24%
4 Goldman Sachs 276.71 375 5.76%
5 Citi 264.54 592 5.51%

Bookrunners of European Subordinated FIG

Rank Lead Manager Amount €m No of issues Share %
  • Last updated
  • Today
1 Barclays 9,461.63 27 12.77%
2 HSBC 8,882.01 36 11.99%
3 BNP Paribas 6,278.15 28 8.47%
4 Citi 4,542.03 36 6.13%
5 Credit Suisse 4,325.15 22 5.84%