What could possibly go wrong?

This week’s slate of covered bonds saw record after record broken — a mania that was evident across the whole FIG sector. With European rates set to remain at their lows throughout next year and the macroeconomic backdrop continuing to improve, it is difficult to see what could spoil the party.

  • By Bill Thornhill
  • 28 Sep 2017

Covered bonds issued this week by French and German issuers were priced at the tightest levels this year, a Norwegian deal attracted a record oversubscription for the region and an Italian borrower issued its longest and largest deal yet.

These are halcyon days for the primary ...

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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%