Inflation the focus for IG corporate bond investors

The bond markets have been muted in their response to last week’s equity market volatility. Corporate bond investors did not suffer the heavy losses or wild intraday swings their equity peers had endured, leaving them to focus back on fundamentals.

  • By Nigel Owen
  • 14 Feb 2018


“While we can’t completely ignore the equity markets,” said a portfolio manager at a London based insurance company, “the key fundamental for us this month has always been the inflation data due this week.

“UK inflation surprised to the upside on Tuesday,” he said. “That backs ...

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All Corporate Bonds

Rank Lead Manager Amount $m No of issues Share %
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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 %
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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%