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 2,220.67 8 6.41%
2 UniCredit 2,187.22 10 6.31%
3 UBS 2,159.55 11 6.23%
4 Credit Suisse 1,824.93 10 5.26%
5 Barclays 1,806.80 7 5.21%

Bookrunners of Global FIG

Rank Lead Manager Amount $m No of issues Share %
  • Last updated
  • Today
1 Goldman Sachs 12,745.74 25 9.57%
2 Morgan Stanley 11,952.09 26 8.97%
3 Bank of America Merrill Lynch 9,510.22 21 7.14%
4 Barclays 9,168.66 18 6.88%
5 JPMorgan 8,863.17 26 6.65%

Bookrunners of Dollar Denominated FIG

Rank Lead Manager Amount $m No of issues Share %
  • Last updated
  • Today
1 Goldman Sachs 12,192.75 22 13.89%
2 Morgan Stanley 10,975.91 20 12.50%
3 Bank of America Merrill Lynch 9,178.29 19 10.45%
4 JPMorgan 8,170.99 20 9.31%
5 Citi 7,477.94 20 8.52%

Bookrunners of Euro Denominated Covered Bond Above €500m

Rank Lead Manager Amount $m No of issues Share %
  • Last updated
  • Today
1 Natixis 2,071.95 7 9.04%
2 UBS 1,682.16 6 7.34%
3 UniCredit 1,662.07 7 7.25%
4 LBBW 1,541.66 6 6.73%
5 Deutsche Bank 1,380.66 4 6.02%

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 Credit Agricole CIB 1,031.57 1 27.24%
2 UBS 439.82 3 11.61%
3 Goldman Sachs 356.49 2 9.41%
3 Bank of America Merrill Lynch 356.49 2 9.41%
5 Lloyds Banking Group 249.35 1 6.58%