US Treasuries rally after FOMC as Italy preps dollar return

The US Federal Reserve raised its target rate to 125bp-150bp this week in a move investors and analysts widely expected, but there was still a small rally in US Treasury yields as some of the central bank’s projections hinted at what analysts called a “Goldilocks scenario for bonds”. That is likely to be welcomed in the offices of one sovereign issuer, which is planning a return to the dollar market after a long absence.

  • By Craig McGlashan
  • 14 Dec 2017

Italy expects to return to the dollar market in 2018 for the first time in over seven years and could also make an appearance in yen further down the line.

The sovereign has not sold a dollar syndication since September 2010, according to Dealogic, and only has ...

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European Sovereign Bonds

Rank Lead Manager Amount €m No of issues Share %
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1 Barclays 13,577.78 16 10.55%
2 Citi 12,045.36 19 9.36%
3 JPMorgan 11,945.26 17 9.28%
4 HSBC 10,316.86 14 8.01%
5 NatWest Markets 8,487.83 7 6.59%

Dollar Denominated SSA (Excl US Agency)

Rank Lead Manager Amount $m No of issues Share %
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1 Citi 29,150.83 75 12.01%
2 HSBC 22,658.54 50 9.34%
3 JPMorgan 20,595.64 53 8.49%
4 Deutsche Bank 19,242.86 28 7.93%
5 Bank of America Merrill Lynch 18,058.50 54 7.44%

Bookrunners of Euro Denominated SSA (Excl US Agency)

Rank Lead Manager Amount $m No of issues Share %
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1 JPMorgan 26,713.57 61 8.24%
2 Barclays 24,851.88 42 7.67%
3 HSBC 23,171.20 77 7.15%
4 UniCredit 22,442.96 56 6.92%
5 BNP Paribas 21,252.17 39 6.56%

Bookrunners of Global SSA (Excl US Agency)

Rank Lead Manager Amount $m No of issues Share %
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1 JPMorgan 55,927.20 304 7.01%
2 Citi 55,431.88 193 6.95%
3 HSBC 55,208.89 196 6.92%
4 Barclays 45,830.70 153 5.75%
5 Deutsche Bank 42,310.61 117 5.31%