US borrowers go long amid short-end sell-off

The dollar high-grade calendar snapped back to life on Wednesday and Thursday, but bankers remain cautious as a significant uptick in rates will severely test pricing levels and investor appetite.

  • 22 Feb 2018

American Express, Boston Scientific Corp and Kinder Morgan were in the market with benchmark trades on Thursday. They each avoided the front end of the curve, which has been hit by a sell-off as blue-chip technology companies sell down bond holdings.

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All Corporate Bonds

Rank Lead Manager Amount $m No of issues Share %
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1 Bank of America Merrill Lynch 68,392.21 312 6.08%
2 JPMorgan 68,288.34 316 6.07%
3 Barclays 52,735.49 199 4.69%
4 Citi 52,062.33 303 4.63%
5 Goldman Sachs 49,093.57 183 4.36%

Bookrunners of Euro Denominated Corporate IG Bonds

Rank Lead Manager Amount $m No of issues Share %
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1 BNP Paribas 17,417.83 66 9.96%
2 SG Corporate & Investment Banking 12,387.36 56 7.09%
3 Deutsche Bank 11,505.98 50 6.58%
4 Goldman Sachs 10,070.57 26 5.76%
5 UniCredit 9,827.69 40 5.62%

Bookrunners of European HY Bonds

Rank Lead Manager Amount €m No of issues Share %
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1 BNP Paribas 2,908.04 34 7.69%
2 JPMorgan 2,667.48 29 7.05%
3 Credit Suisse 2,342.19 23 6.19%
4 Goldman Sachs 2,130.55 21 5.63%
5 Deutsche Bank 1,993.88 21 5.27%

Bookrunners of Dollar Denominated HY Bonds

Rank Lead Manager Amount $m No of issues Share %
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1 JPMorgan 12,362.60 98 9.89%
2 Citi 9,045.27 76 7.23%
3 Barclays 8,801.09 64 7.04%
4 Bank of America Merrill Lynch 8,770.59 82 7.01%
5 Goldman Sachs 8,019.67 66 6.41%

Bookrunners of European Corporate IG Bonds

Rank Lead Manager Amount $m No of issues Share %
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1 HSBC 17,994.64 70 6.72%
2 Barclays 16,624.98 48 6.21%
3 BNP Paribas 16,416.11 62 6.13%
4 JPMorgan 16,204.87 48 6.05%
5 Citi 14,811.85 58 5.53%