Corporate bond week ahead: ECB the focus but demand continues to grow

Bond market views vary as to what European Central Bank president Mario Draghi will announce after Thursday’s ECB meeting. However, corporate bond syndicate desks are all very clear about the rude health of the new issue market.

  • By Nigel Owen
  • 20 Oct 2017

Some analysts believe Draghi will announce a stepped approach to closing the ECB's Asset Purchase Programme, steadily reducing the amount of bonds being bought each month. Others expect just a one-off reduction. How long analysts believe the programme will be extended for ranges from nine to 12 months.

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All Corporate Bonds

Rank Lead Manager Amount $m No of issues Share %
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1 Bank of America Merrill Lynch 4,949.03 27 6.54%
2 HSBC 4,689.56 29 6.20%
3 Citi 4,283.12 31 5.66%
4 Morgan Stanley 4,222.26 24 5.58%
5 BNP Paribas 4,006.52 17 5.30%

Bookrunners of Euro Denominated Corporate IG Bonds

Rank Lead Manager Amount $m No of issues Share %
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1 BNP Paribas 2,322.28 8 10.66%
2 UniCredit 1,892.23 6 8.69%
3 Bank of America Merrill Lynch 1,585.30 5 7.28%
4 Mitsubishi UFJ Financial Group 1,577.41 6 7.24%
5 ING 1,477.05 5 6.78%

Bookrunners of European HY Bonds

Rank Lead Manager Amount €m No of issues Share %
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1 BNP Paribas 327.97 2 10.84%
2 JPMorgan 315.65 2 10.43%
2 Goldman Sachs 315.65 2 10.43%
4 Citi 266.00 2 8.79%
5 Bank of America Merrill Lynch 226.61 2 7.49%

Bookrunners of Dollar Denominated HY Bonds

Rank Lead Manager Amount $m No of issues Share %
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1 Citi 1,293.38 10 8.77%
2 JPMorgan 1,266.62 11 8.59%
3 Bank of America Merrill Lynch 1,194.99 11 8.10%
4 Morgan Stanley 1,164.20 9 7.89%
5 Wells Fargo Securities 1,039.86 9 7.05%

Bookrunners of European Corporate IG Bonds

Rank Lead Manager Amount $m No of issues Share %
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1 BNP Paribas 2,459.18 9 10.26%
2 UniCredit 1,892.23 6 7.89%
3 Bank of America Merrill Lynch 1,585.30 5 6.61%
4 Mitsubishi UFJ Financial Group 1,577.41 6 6.58%
5 ING 1,477.05 5 6.16%