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 13,577.78 16 10.48%
2 Citi 12,045.36 19 9.30%
3 JPMorgan 11,945.26 17 9.22%
4 HSBC 10,316.86 14 7.96%
5 NatWest Markets 8,487.83 7 6.55%

Dollar Denominated SSA (Excl US Agency)

Rank Lead Manager Amount $m No of issues Share %
  • Last updated
  • Today
1 Citi 31,408.33 81 12.22%
2 JPMorgan 23,640.34 56 9.20%
3 HSBC 23,014.61 52 8.95%
4 Bank of America Merrill Lynch 19,900.14 59 7.74%
5 Deutsche Bank 19,121.36 29 7.44%

Bookrunners of Euro Denominated SSA (Excl US Agency)

Rank Lead Manager Amount $m No of issues Share %
  • Last updated
  • Today
1 JPMorgan 27,037.51 66 7.92%
2 Barclays 25,435.97 46 7.45%
3 UniCredit 25,297.29 63 7.41%
4 HSBC 23,482.89 81 6.88%
5 BNP Paribas 21,888.86 45 6.41%

Bookrunners of Global SSA (Excl US Agency)

Rank Lead Manager Amount $m No of issues Share %
  • Last updated
  • Today
1 JPMorgan 59,631.02 334 6.92%
2 Citi 59,284.35 218 6.88%
3 HSBC 56,064.57 206 6.50%
4 Barclays 47,788.04 175 5.54%
5 Deutsche Bank 43,643.71 131 5.06%