Corporate bond investors see spreads widening as supply grows

January and February, particularly the latter, were quiet months for corporate bond new issuance in Europe. However, March is lining up to be the busiest month of 2018 so far in both investment grade and high yield markets, and that is starting to worry investors.

  • By Nigel Owen, Victor Jimenez
  • 14 Mar 2018
“The bond markets managed their way through the equity and rates volatility,” said a portfolio manager at a London asset management firm. “And we are all keeping an eye on September and the end of quantitative easing. But what we don’t need on top of that is a ...

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All Corporate Bonds

Rank Lead Manager Amount $m No of issues Share %
  • Last updated
  • Today
1 JPMorgan 95,253.86 434 5.85%
2 Bank of America Merrill Lynch 94,393.61 415 5.80%
3 Citi 78,956.05 419 4.85%
4 Barclays 68,899.09 269 4.23%
5 Goldman Sachs 65,693.46 254 4.04%

Bookrunners of Euro Denominated Corporate IG Bonds

Rank Lead Manager Amount $m No of issues Share %
  • Last updated
  • Today
1 BNP Paribas 21,423.94 96 8.95%
2 Deutsche Bank 18,365.60 68 7.67%
3 SG Corporate & Investment Banking 16,706.78 76 6.98%
4 UniCredit 13,741.30 62 5.74%
5 Credit Agricole CIB 11,502.58 55 4.80%

Bookrunners of European HY Bonds

Rank Lead Manager Amount €m No of issues Share %
  • Last updated
  • Today
1 BNP Paribas 4,034.08 48 7.15%
2 Deutsche Bank 3,636.44 36 6.44%
3 Goldman Sachs 3,623.05 30 6.42%
4 JPMorgan 3,438.62 37 6.09%
5 Credit Suisse 3,205.50 33 5.68%

Bookrunners of Dollar Denominated HY Bonds

Rank Lead Manager Amount $m No of issues Share %
  • Last updated
  • Today
1 JPMorgan 16,977.21 134 10.01%
2 Credit Suisse 12,625.91 87 7.45%
3 Citi 11,806.35 100 6.96%
4 Goldman Sachs 11,663.33 87 6.88%
5 Bank of America Merrill Lynch 11,499.82 106 6.78%

Bookrunners of European Corporate IG Bonds

Rank Lead Manager Amount $m No of issues Share %
  • Last updated
  • Today
1 BNP Paribas 22,551.58 94 6.09%
2 HSBC 21,483.83 91 5.80%
3 Barclays 21,278.61 72 5.75%
4 Deutsche Bank 20,213.08 82 5.46%
5 Citi 19,733.56 80 5.33%