Investors spy lower SSA returns in 2018

Investors expect to make less money from the SSA bond market in 2018 than this year, but still believe there will be enough opportunities for the sector to “stay interesting” — particularly if the European Central Bank increases its relative share of the asset class, according to a portfolio manager at a major fund house.

  • By Craig McGlashan
  • 29 Nov 2017
Changes to borrowing plans by some issuers over the course of this year led to curve steepening and flattening, which created money making opportunities, he said. While next year’s funding targets look a “bit more defined”, the manager said: “We still expect enough vis-à-vis the other low beta ...

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European Sovereign Bonds

Rank Lead Manager Amount €m No of issues Share %
  • Last updated
  • Today
1 JPMorgan 4,822.01 5 13.56%
2 NatWest Markets 3,741.73 3 10.52%
3 Citi 3,544.03 6 9.97%
4 Goldman Sachs 3,231.80 5 9.09%
5 Barclays 2,461.72 2 6.92%

Dollar Denominated SSA (Excl US Agency)

Rank Lead Manager Amount $m No of issues Share %
  • Last updated
  • Today
1 HSBC 8,145.87 7 13.07%
2 Citi 7,659.35 12 12.29%
3 Deutsche Bank 7,559.81 8 12.13%
4 Goldman Sachs 6,147.24 8 9.86%
5 JPMorgan 6,097.01 8 9.78%

Bookrunners of Euro Denominated SSA (Excl US Agency)

Rank Lead Manager Amount $m No of issues Share %
  • Last updated
  • Today
1 Barclays 7,351.66 8 10.92%
2 JPMorgan 6,925.07 9 10.28%
3 Credit Agricole CIB 6,342.60 7 9.42%
4 Goldman Sachs 5,890.15 6 8.75%
5 Citi 5,011.57 14 7.44%

Bookrunners of Global SSA (Excl US Agency)

Rank Lead Manager Amount $m No of issues Share %
  • Last updated
  • Today
1 Citi 15,413.64 38 9.58%
2 JPMorgan 14,608.06 45 9.08%
3 Goldman Sachs 12,082.56 15 7.51%
4 Deutsche Bank 11,477.72 22 7.13%
5 HSBC 10,810.86 21 6.72%