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  • Axa takes ultra-long covered bond funding

    The French issuer, Axa Bank, has launched a sub benchmark covered bond with a 15 year maturity which closely matches the long dated assets on its balance sheet. This deal is likely to be the last deal under the present structure of its covered bond programme.

    • 01:15 PM
  • Aareal takes aim at a long five year Pfandbrief

    The German real estate lender, Aareal Bank, has mandated leads for a euro-denominated five year German mortgage-backed covered bond.

    • 01:45 PM
  • Obvion hits post-crisis tight in Dutch RMBS

    Obvion priced its €2bn Storm 2017-1 RMBS at a record low spread for for five year Dutch RMBS paper since the financial crisis, and the lender has said it will continue to look to build on its range of RMBS transactions.

    • 16 Jan 2017
  • Covered bond label spreads to Canada as RBC joins

    Royal Bank of Canada is set to become the first covered bond issuer in Canada to join the Covered Bond Label initiative.

    • 12:30 PM
  • Nordea issues its largest covered in three years, as LBP returns

    Nordea Mortgage Bank (NMB) was set to issue its largest covered bond in three years with a well subscribed order book and a modest concession. At the same time, La Banque Postale returned with its now regular annual covered bond funding.

    • 16 Jan 2017
  • DBS Bank lands long awaited debut euro covered bond

    Singaporean issuer DBS Bank is set to close its first euro covered bond, four months after putting the transaction on hold.

    • 16 Jan 2017
  • Short core covereds bid after ECB removes negative yield floor

    Core and non-eurozone covered bonds in the short to intermediate part of the curve were well supported on Friday after the European Central Bank said it would buy covered bonds with yield below its deposit floor.

    • 13 Jan 2017
  • Covered bond liquidity is starting to matter more

    As many as eight covered bonds were launched across three currencies this week, the vaguely discernible pattern suggesting better interest for the larger deals with intermediate maturities and particularly those from non-eurozone issuers where liquidity is most likely to be better.

    • 12 Jan 2017
  • SG covered draws demand as Bawag scrapes through

    Société Générale SFH was set to issue a well oversubscribed mortgage backed seven year bond on Wednesday as Bawag shouldered a frostier reception for its public sector loan backed Austrian 10 year.

    • 11 Jan 2017
  • BayernLB closes in on sterling Pfandbrief first

    BayernLB was set to issue its first sterling public sector Pfandbrief on Thursday with the latest order book update suggesting it had made good headway by paying a super attractive spread.

    • 12 Jan 2017
  • Norwegian covered bonds set for rating boost

    Norwegian covered bonds could be in line for a ratings bump following implementation of the Bank Recovery and Resolution Directive (BRRD) said Standard and Poor’s. Separately, tighter Norwegian mortgage lending criteria should dampen house price inflation but it still remains unsustainably high, said Fitch.

    • 12 Jan 2017
  • Tricky trades find smooth execution in super start for FIG

    Extraordinarily strong issuance conditions in the euro and sterling markets have bred a rush of new supply in the second week of 2017, allowing rarer names to price trickier deals across a broad range of asset classes.

    • 11 Jan 2017
  • New syndicate tech platform passes CBA test

    Investor Access, a platform which allows investors to submit orders for a new bond issue directly into the order book was deployed for the first time last week on a Commonwealth Bank of Australia sterling covered bond. Now work is underway to convince more dealers of the initiative’s worth.

    • 09 Jan 2017
  • Lloyds returns to take £1bn in floating rate covereds

    Lloyds Bank tapped the covered bond market for a three year floating rate deal on Monday, the fourth year in a row that it has issued the instrument in early January.

    • 09 Jan 2017
  • Swedish pair price nice and tight in euros

    Swedbank and Swedish Covered Bond Corporation rapidly attracted solid oversubscriptions for their €1bn five and seven year covered bonds that were priced with a minimal concession on Monday.

    • 09 Jan 2017
  • High hopes for dollar covered bonds after BMO issues 2017 first

    The dollar covered bond market is in good shape, and it seems likely that issuers will want to follow the success of Bank of Montreal which last Wednesday issued the first benchmark of the year at a cheaper cost and in larger size than its previous deal issued six month ago.

    • 06 Jan 2017
  • Covered issuers front-load in size and duration

    Four covered bond issuers returned to the market on Tuesday with the first deals of 2017. Two €1.5bn 10 year transactions showed that borrowers are prioritising the tougher, longer duration deals and, while conditions permit, issuing in large size.

    • 03 Jan 2017

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  • High fives for covered bonds

    After a glut of long-dated covered bonds in 2016, investors are scrambling to bring the duration of their portfolio down again, and that means five year covered bonds are likely to remain a firm favourite. More issuers should turn down the ECB's TLTRO, and try covered bonds instead.

    • 05:00 PM

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Bookrunners of Global Covered Bonds

Rank Lead Manager Amount $m No of issues Share %
  • Last updated
  • Today
1 HSBC 2,397.96 9 4.23%
2 SG Corporate & Investment Banking 2,188.22 8 3.86%
3 LBBW 1,773.99 6 3.13%
4 UBS 1,773.35 6 3.13%
5 BNP Paribas 1,771.98 5 3.12%

Bookrunners of Global FIG

Rank Lead Manager Amount $m No of issues Share %
  • Last updated
  • 16 Jan 2017
1 Citi 8,638.50 15 11.13%
2 Barclays 7,212.69 10 9.29%
3 Goldman Sachs 6,158.31 19 7.93%
4 Credit Suisse 5,544.13 9 7.14%
5 Credit Agricole CIB 4,837.98 10 6.23%

Bookrunners of Dollar Denominated FIG

Rank Lead Manager Amount $m No of issues Share %
  • Last updated
  • 10 Jan 2017
1 Citi 7,161.15 5 19.51%
2 Barclays 5,414.82 3 14.75%
3 Credit Suisse 4,540.95 3 12.37%
4 Goldman Sachs 2,308.61 5 6.29%
5 Credit Agricole CIB 2,294.43 1 6.25%

Bookrunners of Euro Denominated Covered Bond Above €500m

Rank Lead Manager Amount $m No of issues Share %
  • Last updated
  • Today
1 SG Corporate & Investment Banking 2,188.22 8 11.15%
2 LBBW 1,773.99 6 9.04%
3 BNP Paribas 1,422.29 4 7.25%
4 HSBC 1,372.05 4 6.99%
5 UBS 1,350.40 4 6.88%

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 Bank of America Merrill Lynch 811.76 5 11.41%
2 Citi 712.63 4 10.01%
3 BNP Paribas 602.64 3 8.47%
4 Credit Agricole CIB 546.86 3 7.68%
5 JPMorgan 436.73 3 6.14%