Spain stuns in 30s amid Italy election chatter

Italy could retrieve half of the basis points it has lost to Spain in the run-up its general election next weekend — if the vote returns the most market-friendly result, according to a portfolio manager at a leading investment house. Spain, meanwhile, printed a 30 year benchmark with the second largest book ever for a euro sovereign deal in the tenor — another sign that the country is marching towards or already at semi-core status, said bankers.

  • 22 Feb 2018

Cartoon_1543_SpainThe 10 year BTP/Bono spread was about 55bp on Thursday afternoon — compared with roughly 25bp in mid-December, just before Italy’s political parties agreed March 4 as the election date.

The likely outcome of the Italian election is ...

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European Sovereign Bonds

Rank Lead Manager Amount €m No of issues Share %
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1 JPMorgan 16,575.88 26 9.55%
2 Barclays 15,585.79 20 8.98%
3 Citi 15,428.98 26 8.89%
4 HSBC 12,009.31 18 6.92%
5 BNP Paribas 11,235.58 17 6.48%

Dollar Denominated SSA (Excl US Agency)

Rank Lead Manager Amount $m No of issues Share %
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1 Citi 44,072.83 119 12.29%
2 HSBC 30,286.67 79 8.44%
3 JPMorgan 30,034.04 86 8.37%
4 Bank of America Merrill Lynch 28,507.47 87 7.95%
5 Goldman Sachs 26,512.56 61 7.39%

Bookrunners of Euro Denominated SSA (Excl US Agency)

Rank Lead Manager Amount $m No of issues Share %
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1 JPMorgan 35,494.64 97 7.67%
2 HSBC 33,049.47 129 7.14%
3 UniCredit 32,836.18 95 7.09%
4 Barclays 32,248.82 64 6.96%
5 BNP Paribas 27,773.05 69 6.00%

Bookrunners of Global SSA (Excl US Agency)

Rank Lead Manager Amount $m No of issues Share %
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1 Citi 81,624.46 292 6.76%
2 JPMorgan 79,043.67 461 6.55%
3 HSBC 75,662.85 309 6.27%
4 Barclays 61,856.29 245 5.13%
5 Deutsche Bank 54,387.29 174 4.51%