Peak capital markets — issuers soak up demand despite 'bondmageddon' fears

Records were tumbling this week as countries, companies and credit institutions were met with a wall of cash for new bond offerings across the globe — prompting speculation that primary capital markets may well be at the very height of their capacity. Tyler Davies reports.

  • By Tyler Davies
  • 11 Jan 2018

This was despite a backdrop that seemed far from a perfect setting for a blistering start to the year.

Questions over the future of the European Central Bank’s quantitative easing programme caused volatility in European government bonds last week. And this week it was the turn of ...

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Bookrunners of Global Covered Bonds

Rank Lead Manager Amount $m No of issues Share %
  • Last updated
  • Today
1 HSBC 9,646.84 53 5.52%
2 UniCredit 9,032.72 58 5.17%
3 LBBW 8,460.29 51 4.84%
4 Natixis 8,380.29 41 4.79%
5 Commerzbank Group 7,808.11 45 4.47%

Bookrunners of Global FIG

Rank Lead Manager Amount $m No of issues Share %
  • Last updated
  • Today
1 Bank of America Merrill Lynch 54,138.28 200 6.36%
2 JPMorgan 52,700.20 217 6.19%
3 Citi 49,371.11 257 5.80%
4 Goldman Sachs 47,685.69 398 5.60%
5 Morgan Stanley 45,485.97 244 5.34%

Bookrunners of Dollar Denominated FIG

Rank Lead Manager Amount $m No of issues Share %
  • Last updated
  • Today
1 Bank of America Merrill Lynch 44,405.37 166 10.90%
2 JPMorgan 43,387.18 154 10.65%
3 Citi 40,278.63 202 9.89%
4 Goldman Sachs 38,033.04 355 9.34%
5 Morgan Stanley 34,608.53 187 8.50%

Bookrunners of Euro Denominated Covered Bond Above €500m

Rank Lead Manager Amount $m No of issues Share %
  • Last updated
  • Today
1 Natixis 6,511.67 24 7.33%
2 UniCredit 5,302.66 21 5.97%
3 Deutsche Bank 5,002.94 16 5.64%
4 LBBW 4,811.97 20 5.42%
5 Commerzbank Group 4,809.31 18 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 4,729.28 11 11.92%
2 UBS 3,374.07 13 8.50%
3 BNP Paribas 2,704.23 11 6.81%
4 Credit Agricole CIB 2,458.47 6 6.20%
5 Credit Suisse 2,352.50 10 5.93%