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 Citi 20,321.88 86 6.59%
2 Barclays 17,693.42 62 5.74%
3 Deutsche Bank 16,797.86 64 5.44%
4 JPMorgan 16,497.88 71 5.35%
5 Goldman Sachs 13,461.37 57 4.36%

Bookrunners of Euro Denominated Corporate IG Bonds

Rank Lead Manager Amount $m No of issues Share %
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1 SG Corporate & Investment Banking 4,378.57 16 7.01%
2 Barclays 4,327.63 14 6.93%
3 BNP Paribas 4,245.14 17 6.80%
4 Deutsche Bank 4,225.51 16 6.77%
5 Santander 4,047.54 15 6.48%

Bookrunners of European HY Bonds

Rank Lead Manager Amount €m No of issues Share %
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1 Citi 646.47 4 13.48%
2 Deutsche Bank 449.87 3 9.38%
3 UniCredit 362.37 2 7.55%
3 Intesa Sanpaolo SpA 362.37 2 7.55%
5 BNP Paribas 336.21 2 7.01%

Bookrunners of Dollar Denominated HY Bonds

Rank Lead Manager Amount $m No of issues Share %
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1 Citi 3,772.02 25 10.79%
2 JPMorgan 3,173.87 23 9.08%
3 Morgan Stanley 2,616.79 18 7.48%
4 Credit Suisse 2,476.06 16 7.08%
5 Goldman Sachs 2,442.89 18 6.99%

Bookrunners of European Corporate IG Bonds

Rank Lead Manager Amount $m No of issues Share %
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  • Today
1 Barclays 4,935.91 16 6.31%
2 Citi 4,852.98 13 6.21%
3 Credit Agricole CIB 4,251.08 17 5.44%
4 Deutsche Bank 4,227.09 12 5.41%
5 SG Corporate & Investment Banking 3,791.79 15 4.85%