Macro fears turn FIG into a ‘hit or miss’ market

Rising uncertainty around the global macroeconomic outlook has been feeding into the financial institutions bond market in recent weeks, pushing new issue premiums higher and forcing investors to become more selective about the bonds they invest in.

  • By Bill Thornhill, Tyler Davies
  • 07 Mar 2018

Vassilis Papaioannou, chief investment officer at Dolfin, said in a note this week that March could be a “decisive month” for credit and equities.

“Our long-term thesis for higher rates and higher equities has not changed, but we find it prudent to remain on the side-lines during March,” ...

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Bookrunners of Global Covered Bonds

Rank Lead Manager Amount $m No of issues Share %
  • Last updated
  • Today
1 HSBC 10,728.85 61 5.39%
2 UniCredit 9,811.25 71 4.93%
3 LBBW 9,752.95 65 4.90%
4 Natixis 9,399.97 49 4.73%
5 Commerzbank Group 9,151.46 56 4.60%

Bookrunners of Global FIG

Rank Lead Manager Amount $m No of issues Share %
  • Last updated
  • Today
1 JPMorgan 73,578.00 306 6.49%
2 Bank of America Merrill Lynch 70,348.05 260 6.21%
3 Citi 68,699.90 339 6.06%
4 Goldman Sachs 64,029.97 519 5.65%
5 HSBC 59,592.84 271 5.26%

Bookrunners of Dollar Denominated FIG

Rank Lead Manager Amount $m No of issues Share %
  • Last updated
  • Today
1 JPMorgan 60,288.66 212 11.08%
2 Bank of America Merrill Lynch 58,823.79 215 10.81%
3 Citi 54,782.74 258 10.07%
4 Goldman Sachs 48,014.74 458 8.82%
5 Morgan Stanley 45,602.96 250 8.38%

Bookrunners of Euro Denominated Covered Bond Above €500m

Rank Lead Manager Amount $m No of issues Share %
  • Last updated
  • Today
1 Natixis 6,934.65 26 7.24%
2 Commerzbank Group 5,481.12 21 5.73%
3 SG Corporate & Investment Banking 5,303.97 23 5.54%
4 UniCredit 5,302.66 21 5.54%
5 Deutsche Bank 5,233.70 17 5.47%

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 5,772.23 17 11.05%
2 Barclays 4,243.94 15 8.12%
3 Credit Suisse 4,111.44 13 7.87%
4 UBS 3,802.05 17 7.28%
5 BNP Paribas 3,641.74 15 6.97%