Corporate bond investors see more of the same in IG and HY for 2018

Investors’ attentions have turned to 2018 in the absence of any new IG corporate bonds this week. And, despite tight spreads and low yields, they expect similar conditions to prevail, albeit providing lower returns given the lower starting point than 2017.

  • By Nigel Owen, Victor Jimenez
  • 13 Dec 2017

“We see a synchronised global expansion with room to run in 2018 and beyond, albeit with less scope for upside growth surprises,” said Richard Turnill, global chief strategist at BlackRock.

Turnill expects low volatility to persist, and the hunt for yield to cap any rises in long-term ...

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All Corporate Bonds

Rank Lead Manager Amount $m No of issues Share %
  • Last updated
  • Today
1 Bank of America Merrill Lynch 111,695.68 470 6.04%
2 JPMorgan 107,715.56 487 5.83%
3 Citi 86,838.13 464 4.70%
4 Barclays 76,702.28 310 4.15%
5 Goldman Sachs 73,528.57 289 3.98%

Bookrunners of Euro Denominated Corporate IG Bonds

Rank Lead Manager Amount $m No of issues Share %
  • Last updated
  • Today
1 BNP Paribas 24,034.59 107 8.75%
2 Deutsche Bank 20,330.35 73 7.40%
3 SG Corporate & Investment Banking 19,058.39 89 6.93%
4 UniCredit 15,521.61 71 5.65%
5 HSBC 14,299.09 80 5.20%

Bookrunners of European HY Bonds

Rank Lead Manager Amount €m No of issues Share %
  • Last updated
  • Today
1 Goldman Sachs 4,861.86 36 7.33%
2 BNP Paribas 4,648.08 55 7.01%
3 Deutsche Bank 4,245.09 42 6.40%
4 JPMorgan 3,756.57 41 5.66%
5 Credit Suisse 3,672.86 39 5.54%

Bookrunners of Dollar Denominated HY Bonds

Rank Lead Manager Amount $m No of issues Share %
  • Last updated
  • Today
1 JPMorgan 19,016.51 146 10.22%
2 Goldman Sachs 14,082.73 99 7.57%
3 Credit Suisse 13,243.20 94 7.12%
4 Bank of America Merrill Lynch 12,775.52 117 6.87%
5 Citi 12,347.90 105 6.64%

Bookrunners of European Corporate IG Bonds

Rank Lead Manager Amount $m No of issues Share %
  • Last updated
  • Today
1 HSBC 25,998.97 110 6.18%
2 BNP Paribas 24,179.70 104 5.75%
3 Barclays 24,153.71 85 5.75%
4 Deutsche Bank 22,544.70 90 5.36%
5 Citi 21,968.90 89 5.23%