ECB steps up secondary covered bond purchases as investors ‘park cash’ in threes

In the absence of primary activity, the European Central Bank maintained its strong presence in the covered bond market over the last week by stepping up secondary purchases. At the same time, investors have avoided punitive negative yields by buying three year non-Eurozone bonds.

  • By Bill Thornhill
  • 14 Feb 2018

The ECB bought a gross €1.8bn of covered bonds last week, of which about half was in primary and half in secondary. The daily secondary market purchase rate of €180m compared with an average of around €40m since the start of the year.

This reflects “the ...

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Bookrunners of Global Covered Bonds

Rank Lead Manager Amount $m No of issues Share %
  • Last updated
  • Today
1 HSBC 11,812.99 65 5.33%
2 UniCredit 11,671.56 81 5.27%
3 LBBW 10,602.04 69 4.78%
4 UBS 10,527.02 56 4.75%
5 Natixis 10,172.53 55 4.59%

Bookrunners of Global FIG

Rank Lead Manager Amount $m No of issues Share %
  • Last updated
  • Today
1 JPMorgan 76,452.22 326 6.16%
2 Citi 76,075.69 384 6.13%
3 Bank of America Merrill Lynch 74,603.42 292 6.01%
4 Goldman Sachs 69,416.43 576 5.60%
5 Morgan Stanley 64,371.16 356 5.19%

Bookrunners of Dollar Denominated FIG

Rank Lead Manager Amount $m No of issues Share %
  • Last updated
  • Today
1 JPMorgan 62,822.27 229 10.68%
2 Bank of America Merrill Lynch 62,492.06 243 10.63%
3 Citi 59,201.18 286 10.07%
4 Goldman Sachs 52,647.10 511 8.95%
5 Morgan Stanley 49,826.68 275 8.47%

Bookrunners of Euro Denominated Covered Bond Above €500m

Rank Lead Manager Amount $m No of issues Share %
  • Last updated
  • Today
1 Natixis 7,428.28 28 7.08%
2 LBBW 5,910.59 25 5.63%
3 UniCredit 5,756.33 23 5.48%
4 Deutsche Bank 5,667.40 19 5.40%
5 Commerzbank Group 5,647.34 22 5.38%

Global FIG Revenue

Rank Lead Manager Amount $m No of issues Share %
  • Last updated
  • 02 May 2016
1 Morgan Stanley 365.83 497 7.62%
2 JPMorgan 332.66 618 6.92%
3 Bank of America Merrill Lynch 299.89 590 6.24%
4 Goldman Sachs 276.71 375 5.76%
5 Citi 264.54 592 5.51%

Bookrunners of European Subordinated FIG

Rank Lead Manager Amount €m No of issues Share %
  • Last updated
  • Today
1 HSBC 7,584.11 21 12.84%
2 Barclays 4,776.16 18 8.08%
3 Credit Suisse 4,490.78 15 7.60%
4 BNP Paribas 4,171.68 19 7.06%
5 UBS 3,877.49 18 6.56%