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 121,520.09 531 6.01%
2 Bank of America Merrill Lynch 120,082.12 506 5.94%
3 Citi 97,515.24 509 4.83%
4 Barclays 82,683.05 332 4.09%
5 Goldman Sachs 81,894.66 314 4.05%

Bookrunners of Euro Denominated Corporate IG Bonds

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1 BNP Paribas 27,590.77 120 8.95%
2 Deutsche Bank 21,930.45 80 7.11%
3 SG Corporate & Investment Banking 19,469.33 94 6.31%
4 HSBC 17,074.35 90 5.54%
5 UniCredit 16,300.95 75 5.29%

Bookrunners of European HY Bonds

Rank Lead Manager Amount €m No of issues Share %
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1 Goldman Sachs 5,404.19 42 7.76%
2 BNP Paribas 4,918.81 57 7.06%
3 Deutsche Bank 4,345.09 43 6.24%
4 JPMorgan 3,950.54 44 5.67%
5 Credit Suisse 3,757.05 40 5.39%

Bookrunners of Dollar Denominated HY Bonds

Rank Lead Manager Amount $m No of issues Share %
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1 JPMorgan 20,123.74 153 10.16%
2 Goldman Sachs 15,830.49 107 7.99%
3 Credit Suisse 13,629.27 97 6.88%
4 Bank of America Merrill Lynch 13,267.41 122 6.70%
5 Citi 13,132.03 109 6.63%

Bookrunners of European Corporate IG Bonds

Rank Lead Manager Amount $m No of issues Share %
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1 HSBC 28,248.54 116 6.15%
2 BNP Paribas 26,642.60 114 5.80%
3 Barclays 25,943.52 91 5.65%
4 JPMorgan 25,634.91 84 5.58%
5 Deutsche Bank 24,198.66 96 5.27%