Corporate bond week ahead: clear run to December but pipe remains thin

The latest round of central bank meetings are out of the way, corporate issuers are coming out of third quarter reporting blackout, and the corporate bond market remains hot. However, syndicate managers are more hopeful than expectant of supply to match demand.

  • By Nigel Owen
  • 03 Nov 2017

“What we see at the moment is a very healthy market,” said one corporate syndicate manager. “But the trend of recent issuance looks likely to continue. Everyone told us there would be massive supply in September and we didn’t get there, then October was well below 2016.”

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All Corporate Bonds

Rank Lead Manager Amount $m No of issues Share %
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1 Morgan Stanley 6,571.35 36 6.34%
2 Bank of America Merrill Lynch 5,728.88 36 5.53%
3 Citi 5,430.43 41 5.24%
4 HSBC 5,212.98 36 5.03%
5 BNP Paribas 4,994.98 27 4.82%

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5 ING 1,477.05 5 6.13%

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1 Goldman Sachs 553.99 4 8.96%
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3 BNP Paribas 472.73 3 7.64%
4 Barclays 413.98 4 6.69%
5 JPMorgan 409.23 3 6.62%

Bookrunners of Dollar Denominated HY Bonds

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1 JPMorgan 2,178.82 15 9.29%
2 Citi 2,107.81 16 8.99%
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5 Deutsche Bank 1,550.60 9 6.61%

Bookrunners of European Corporate IG Bonds

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1 BNP Paribas 2,459.18 9 9.61%
2 UniCredit 1,892.23 6 7.39%
3 Bank of America Merrill Lynch 1,585.30 5 6.20%
4 Mitsubishi UFJ Financial Group 1,577.41 6 6.16%
5 ING 1,477.05 5 5.77%