Investors calling the beginning of the end in IG but not in HY

Twelve deals last week led many in the corporate bond market to believe this week would be the final busy week of the year. However, the roadshow schedule is now bare and investors believe they are starting to see the end of 2017.

  • By Nigel Owen, Victor Jimenez
  • 06 Dec 2017

“We don’t tend to get many roadshow invitations once we get into December,” said a portfolio manager in London. “That doesn’t mean we’re not willing to buy, but there is often a point at which we and issuers generally know the end of the year is nigh.”

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4 Barclays 43,898.26 166 4.77%
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5 JPMorgan 9,061.47 40 5.91%

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1 BNP Paribas 2,858.53 33 8.03%
2 JPMorgan 2,667.48 29 7.49%
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5 Deutsche Bank 1,993.88 21 5.60%

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1 JPMorgan 11,652.56 91 9.83%
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5 Bank of America Merrill Lynch 7,654.81 72 6.45%

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1 BNP Paribas 13,598.95 54 6.26%
2 HSBC 12,981.78 56 5.97%
3 JPMorgan 12,819.24 44 5.90%
4 Barclays 12,626.64 38 5.81%
5 Citi 11,913.13 50 5.48%