Rates markets start to rock from pricing pushback

It’s hard to fault the support the euro market has offered rates borrowers in the past week. Executions have been smooth, books well-filled and new issue premiums skinny. But, with ever more hawkish signals from the European Central Bank and steepening yield curves, the future does not look so rosy for borrowers. The balance of pricing power seems likely to shift in favour of investors.

  • By Bill Thornhill, Lewis McLellan
  • 18 Jan 2018

“Investors are talking their own book,” said an SSA syndicate official. “They’re playing the fact that the ECB will stop buying and it means they have a stronger hand than they did this time last year.”

The ECB’s Estonian representative Ardo Hansson said on Monday that he believed ...

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European Sovereign Bonds

Rank Lead Manager Amount €m No of issues Share %
  • Last updated
  • Today
1 Barclays 12,042.98 14 11.09%
2 JPMorgan 10,337.24 14 9.52%
3 Citi 9,260.37 15 8.53%
4 NatWest Markets 8,487.83 7 7.82%
5 HSBC 7,587.14 11 6.99%

Dollar Denominated SSA (Excl US Agency)

Rank Lead Manager Amount $m No of issues Share %
  • Last updated
  • Today
1 Citi 27,251.43 66 12.49%
2 HSBC 20,140.01 43 9.23%
3 JPMorgan 18,703.30 46 8.57%
4 Deutsche Bank 17,160.97 23 7.87%
5 Bank of America Merrill Lynch 15,557.62 48 7.13%

Bookrunners of Euro Denominated SSA (Excl US Agency)

Rank Lead Manager Amount $m No of issues Share %
  • Last updated
  • Today
1 JPMorgan 22,577.73 42 8.83%
2 Barclays 20,703.19 33 8.10%
3 UniCredit 16,899.52 41 6.61%
4 HSBC 16,717.03 54 6.54%
5 BNP Paribas 16,072.48 29 6.29%

Bookrunners of Global SSA (Excl US Agency)

Rank Lead Manager Amount $m No of issues Share %
  • Last updated
  • Today
1 JPMorgan 48,779.09 221 7.54%
2 Citi 48,311.77 163 7.47%
3 HSBC 42,458.91 147 6.57%
4 Barclays 38,146.39 117 5.90%
5 Deutsche Bank 34,770.24 92 5.38%