UOB priced in line with Westpac

United Overseas Bank in Singapore was able to price a seven year euro covered bond in line with Westpac on Tuesday. Although UOB was unable to match the pricing of DBS Bank, it achieved 'remarkable traction' with second and third tier investors across Europe.

  • By Bill Thornhill
  • 09 Jan 2018

Singaporean covered bonds have tended to price with a premium to Australian deals, reflecting the fact that Australia is a more established market.

But given the Singaporean banks’ much smaller funding needs, this relationship was never likely to be sustainable in the long term.

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Bookrunners of Global Covered Bonds

Rank Lead Manager Amount $m No of issues Share %
  • Last updated
  • Today
1 Natixis 6,265.11 26 5.59%
2 Credit Suisse 6,183.04 31 5.52%
3 UniCredit 6,106.76 35 5.45%
4 HSBC 5,429.80 30 4.84%
5 LBBW 5,373.19 30 4.79%

Bookrunners of Global FIG

Rank Lead Manager Amount $m No of issues Share %
  • Last updated
  • Today
1 Bank of America Merrill Lynch 35,000.04 113 6.59%
2 JPMorgan 34,599.81 126 6.51%
3 Goldman Sachs 32,815.80 199 6.18%
4 Citi 31,653.83 162 5.96%
5 Morgan Stanley 29,898.86 137 5.63%

Bookrunners of Dollar Denominated FIG

Rank Lead Manager Amount $m No of issues Share %
  • Last updated
  • Today
1 Bank of America Merrill Lynch 30,558.66 92 11.53%
2 JPMorgan 29,776.03 87 11.23%
3 Goldman Sachs 25,658.32 171 9.68%
4 Citi 24,837.87 124 9.37%
5 Morgan Stanley 24,459.20 105 9.23%

Bookrunners of Euro Denominated Covered Bond Above €500m

Rank Lead Manager Amount $m No of issues Share %
  • Last updated
  • Today
1 Natixis 5,582.45 20 8.97%
2 Deutsche Bank 4,163.44 13 6.69%
3 UniCredit 3,902.49 16 6.27%
4 LBBW 3,521.48 15 5.66%
5 SG Corporate & Investment Banking 3,368.88 14 5.42%

Global FIG Revenue

Rank Lead Manager Amount $m No of issues Share %
  • Last updated
  • 02 May 2016
1 Morgan Stanley 365.83 497 7.62%
2 JPMorgan 332.66 618 6.92%
3 Bank of America Merrill Lynch 299.89 590 6.24%
4 Goldman Sachs 276.71 375 5.76%
5 Citi 264.54 592 5.51%

Bookrunners of European Subordinated FIG

Rank Lead Manager Amount €m No of issues Share %
  • Last updated
  • Today
1 HSBC 4,538.06 9 13.45%
2 UBS 3,374.07 13 10.00%
3 BNP Paribas 2,596.35 10 7.69%
4 Credit Agricole CIB 2,458.47 6 7.29%
5 SG Corporate & Investment Banking 2,055.39 8 6.09%