Investors underweight peripheral covered bonds, but squeezes likely

Covered bond investors have reduced their exposure to peripheral markets according to analysts at Commerzbank research. Despite this, peripheral and higher yielding covered bonds have continued to outperform and could easily remain susceptible to squeezes, traders warn. The technically squeezed status quo may not change until the second half of 2018, they added.

  • By Bill Thornhill
  • 01 Nov 2017

The iBoxx covered bond index is trading close to its historic tightest spread levels. “The trend of positive sentiment in the secondary market continued last week, with the overall iBoxx hitting a new post-CBPP3 low,” said ABN analyst Joost Beaumont, in a note to clients on Monday.

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Bookrunners of Global Covered Bonds

Rank Lead Manager Amount $m No of issues Share %
  • Last updated
  • Today
1 Natixis 4,052.17 16 6.87%
2 UniCredit 3,888.71 20 6.59%
3 Credit Suisse 3,715.52 17 6.30%
4 Barclays 3,348.56 16 5.67%
5 Deutsche Bank 2,972.40 12 5.04%

Bookrunners of Global FIG

Rank Lead Manager Amount $m No of issues Share %
  • Last updated
  • Today
1 Goldman Sachs 16,645.90 69 6.84%
2 Morgan Stanley 16,288.66 59 6.69%
3 JPMorgan 16,212.01 56 6.66%
4 Bank of America Merrill Lynch 15,866.43 43 6.52%
5 Citi 14,967.16 63 6.15%

Bookrunners of Dollar Denominated FIG

Rank Lead Manager Amount $m No of issues Share %
  • Last updated
  • Today
1 Goldman Sachs 15,573.24 61 10.79%
2 Bank of America Merrill Lynch 14,541.23 37 10.08%
3 JPMorgan 14,141.75 39 9.80%
4 Morgan Stanley 13,590.57 45 9.42%
5 Citi 13,439.84 50 9.31%

Bookrunners of Euro Denominated Covered Bond Above €500m

Rank Lead Manager Amount $m No of issues Share %
  • Last updated
  • Today
1 Natixis 3,768.78 13 10.71%
2 UniCredit 2,555.78 10 7.26%
3 Deutsche Bank 2,505.35 8 7.12%
4 SG Corporate & Investment Banking 2,239.57 9 6.36%
5 Credit Suisse 2,135.65 6 6.07%

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 UBS 2,543.19 7 19.67%
2 Credit Agricole CIB 2,031.40 2 15.71%
3 SG Corporate & Investment Banking 1,447.57 4 11.19%
4 BNP Paribas 1,314.77 3 10.17%
5 JPMorgan 657.14 4 5.08%