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 Citi 8,976.35 32 9.29%
2 Deutsche Bank 6,236.78 17 6.45%
3 Goldman Sachs 5,678.83 20 5.87%
4 JPMorgan 5,589.80 21 5.78%
5 Barclays 5,368.96 18 5.55%

Bookrunners of Euro Denominated Corporate IG Bonds

Rank Lead Manager Amount $m No of issues Share %
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  • Today
1 Citi 1,932.38 9 9.73%
2 BNP Paribas 1,279.50 7 6.44%
3 UniCredit 1,207.91 8 6.08%
4 Bank of America Merrill Lynch 1,125.97 7 5.67%
5 Barclays 1,100.14 4 5.54%

Bookrunners of European HY Bonds

Rank Lead Manager Amount €m No of issues Share %
  • Last updated
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1 JPMorgan 200.50 2 12.59%
1 Deutsche Bank 200.50 2 12.59%
3 UniCredit 113.00 1 7.09%
3 Sumitomo Mitsui Financial Group 113.00 1 7.09%
3 Mediobanca 113.00 1 7.09%

Bookrunners of Dollar Denominated HY Bonds

Rank Lead Manager Amount $m No of issues Share %
  • Last updated
  • Today
1 Bank of America Merrill Lynch 544.58 5 11.06%
2 JPMorgan 482.08 5 9.79%
3 Wells Fargo Securities 374.58 3 7.61%
3 Goldman Sachs 374.58 3 7.61%
5 SunTrust Robinson Humphrey Inc 366.66 4 7.45%

Bookrunners of European Corporate IG Bonds

Rank Lead Manager Amount $m No of issues Share %
  • Last updated
  • Today
1 Citi 3,324.67 8 9.89%
2 Barclays 2,536.07 5 7.54%
3 Bank of America Merrill Lynch 2,436.88 6 7.25%
4 JPMorgan 2,303.98 3 6.85%
5 MUFG 2,123.57 3 6.31%