Volatility clips US high yield wings

Equity market turmoil has brought the US high yield market down from exuberant levels, but some investors have welcomed the move and are confident that primary market activity will soon pick up, despite one borrower scrapping a deal on Tuesday.

  • By David Bell
  • 07 Feb 2018

After a strong rally saw high yield spreads driven to their tightest levels since the financial crisis in January, volatility in the equities markets in recent days has blown some of the froth off the top of the market.

High yield bond yields and spreads hit 6.40% ...

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All Corporate Bonds

Rank Lead Manager Amount $m No of issues Share %
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  • Today
1 JPMorgan 84,338.77 404 5.86%
2 Bank of America Merrill Lynch 84,129.70 379 5.85%
3 Citi 68,961.08 387 4.79%
4 Barclays 63,132.35 242 4.39%
5 Goldman Sachs 59,388.99 229 4.13%

Bookrunners of Euro Denominated Corporate IG Bonds

Rank Lead Manager Amount $m No of issues Share %
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1 BNP Paribas 18,987.74 82 9.19%
2 Deutsche Bank 16,651.33 61 8.06%
3 SG Corporate & Investment Banking 14,054.70 64 6.80%
4 UniCredit 12,047.08 52 5.83%
5 HSBC 11,205.29 61 5.42%

Bookrunners of European HY Bonds

Rank Lead Manager Amount €m No of issues Share %
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1 BNP Paribas 3,863.89 45 7.25%
2 Goldman Sachs 3,593.75 29 6.74%
3 JPMorgan 3,391.91 36 6.37%
4 Deutsche Bank 3,241.44 30 6.08%
5 Credit Suisse 3,119.95 31 5.86%

Bookrunners of Dollar Denominated HY Bonds

Rank Lead Manager Amount $m No of issues Share %
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1 JPMorgan 15,833.26 127 9.86%
2 Citi 11,539.69 98 7.19%
3 Goldman Sachs 11,025.83 85 6.87%
4 Bank of America Merrill Lynch 10,994.65 101 6.85%
5 Barclays 10,908.60 83 6.79%

Bookrunners of European Corporate IG Bonds

Rank Lead Manager Amount $m No of issues Share %
  • Last updated
  • Today
1 HSBC 20,417.95 85 6.41%
2 BNP Paribas 19,882.59 80 6.25%
3 Barclays 18,647.73 58 5.86%
4 Deutsche Bank 17,562.97 71 5.52%
5 Citi 17,352.89 69 5.45%