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 5,647.81 35 5.99%
2 Morgan Stanley 5,361.15 32 5.69%
3 Citi 5,164.93 39 5.48%
4 HSBC 4,900.29 32 5.20%
5 BNP Paribas 4,712.84 24 5.00%

Bookrunners of Euro Denominated Corporate IG Bonds

Rank Lead Manager Amount $m No of issues Share %
  • Last updated
  • Today
1 BNP Paribas 2,424.26 9 10.57%
2 UniCredit 1,892.23 6 8.25%
3 Bank of America Merrill Lynch 1,585.30 5 6.91%
4 Mitsubishi UFJ Financial Group 1,577.41 6 6.88%
5 ING 1,477.05 5 6.44%

Bookrunners of European HY Bonds

Rank Lead Manager Amount €m No of issues Share %
  • Last updated
  • Today
1 BNP Paribas 472.73 3 8.70%
2 Goldman Sachs 460.40 3 8.48%
3 Credit Suisse 417.53 4 7.69%
4 Barclays 413.98 4 7.62%
5 Credit Agricole CIB 353.26 2 6.50%

Bookrunners of Dollar Denominated HY Bonds

Rank Lead Manager Amount $m No of issues Share %
  • Last updated
  • Today
1 Citi 1,942.03 15 9.59%
2 Bank of America Merrill Lynch 1,559.21 15 7.70%
3 Wells Fargo Securities 1,535.51 14 7.58%
4 JPMorgan 1,388.05 13 6.85%
5 Morgan Stanley 1,381.20 11 6.82%

Bookrunners of European Corporate IG Bonds

Rank Lead Manager Amount $m No of issues Share %
  • Last updated
  • Today
1 BNP Paribas 2,459.18 9 9.92%
2 UniCredit 1,892.23 6 7.63%
3 Bank of America Merrill Lynch 1,585.30 5 6.39%
4 Mitsubishi UFJ Financial Group 1,577.41 6 6.36%
5 ING 1,477.05 5 5.96%