Investor view: Short peripheral covered bond spreads are well protected, long less so

Arnaud-Guilhem Lamy, portfolio manager and head of covered bonds at BNP Paribas Asset Management, speaks to GlobalCapital about the outlook for covered bond spreads, monetary policy and the market’s interaction with senior preferred and non-preferred.

  • By Bill Thornhill
  • 28 Jul 2017

GlobalCapital: Peripheral spreads are distorted and potentially susceptible to a widening, and secondary levels probably don’t reflect primary clearing levels. But covered bond redemptions are high and issuance is limited. How do you view the outlook for peripheral covered bond spreads?

Arnaud-Guilhem Lamy, BNP Paribas Asset Management: ...

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Bookrunners of Global Covered Bonds

Rank Lead Manager Amount $m No of issues Share %
  • Last updated
  • Today
1 HSBC 12,298.38 63 6.25%
2 UniCredit 9,672.56 77 4.92%
3 BNP Paribas 9,051.42 45 4.60%
4 Commerzbank Group 8,371.43 55 4.26%
5 LBBW 8,276.69 51 4.21%

Bookrunners of Global FIG

Rank Lead Manager Amount $m No of issues Share %
  • Last updated
  • Today
1 Morgan Stanley 105,332.04 444 6.81%
2 Citi 98,753.16 574 6.38%
3 Goldman Sachs 95,690.92 534 6.19%
4 Bank of America Merrill Lynch 93,305.61 406 6.03%
5 JPMorgan 88,684.81 426 5.73%

Bookrunners of Dollar Denominated FIG

Rank Lead Manager Amount $m No of issues Share %
  • Last updated
  • Today
1 Citi 84,268.08 442 10.76%
2 Bank of America Merrill Lynch 75,402.72 347 9.63%
3 Morgan Stanley 74,189.20 329 9.47%
4 JPMorgan 74,072.86 330 9.46%
5 Goldman Sachs 73,768.89 452 9.42%

Bookrunners of Euro Denominated Covered Bond Above €500m

Rank Lead Manager Amount $m No of issues Share %
  • Last updated
  • Today
1 BNP Paribas 5,645.35 19 6.27%
2 Credit Agricole CIB 5,608.30 21 6.23%
3 LBBW 5,605.63 20 6.23%
4 SG Corporate & Investment Banking 5,543.24 22 6.16%
5 Commerzbank Group 4,949.16 20 5.50%

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 12.16%
2 HSBC 9,214.48 38 11.84%
3 BNP Paribas 6,278.15 28 8.07%
4 Citi 4,542.03 36 5.84%
5 Credit Suisse 4,325.15 22 5.56%