Investors see more volatility to come without bank safety nets

2018 has proven a difficult year for the IG corporate bond market so far. Instead of the smooth waters of 2017, conditions have been more choppy and issuers and their syndicates have had to navigate a more careful path to market and often paying more to insulate investors from secondary market volatility. However, there are likely to be more difficult conditions ahead with fewer support mechanisms available.

  • By Nigel Owen, Victor Jimenez
  • 21 Mar 2018

“I expect to see a repeat of these recent fluctuations,” said a Frankfurt based fund manager. “The interplay between equities, rates and credit has more to play out, and when the cash market drops we may be in for some scary times.”

“In February the cash market ...

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All Corporate Bonds

Rank Lead Manager Amount $m No of issues Share %
  • Last updated
  • Today
1 JPMorgan 45,590.25 204 6.47%
2 Bank of America Merrill Lynch 39,462.38 192 5.60%
3 Citi 34,103.62 199 4.84%
4 Goldman Sachs 33,833.68 121 4.80%
5 Barclays 32,581.37 126 4.62%

Bookrunners of Euro Denominated Corporate IG Bonds

Rank Lead Manager Amount $m No of issues Share %
  • Last updated
  • Today
1 BNP Paribas 10,750.18 47 9.65%
2 Goldman Sachs 8,556.64 17 7.68%
3 SG Corporate & Investment Banking 8,358.42 35 7.50%
4 UniCredit 7,055.47 28 6.34%
5 HSBC 6,903.62 39 6.20%

Bookrunners of European HY Bonds

Rank Lead Manager Amount €m No of issues Share %
  • Last updated
  • Today
1 JPMorgan 2,290.48 23 8.55%
2 BNP Paribas 2,008.60 22 7.50%
3 Goldman Sachs 1,760.56 17 6.57%
4 Morgan Stanley 1,647.46 11 6.15%
5 Credit Suisse 1,569.64 15 5.86%

Bookrunners of Dollar Denominated HY Bonds

Rank Lead Manager Amount $m No of issues Share %
  • Last updated
  • Today
1 JPMorgan 9,299.77 72 9.73%
2 Citi 6,785.07 56 7.10%
3 Bank of America Merrill Lynch 6,757.41 63 7.07%
4 Barclays 6,374.90 47 6.67%
5 Credit Suisse 6,011.71 44 6.29%

Bookrunners of European Corporate IG Bonds

Rank Lead Manager Amount $m No of issues Share %
  • Last updated
  • Today
1 BNP Paribas 9,718.26 43 6.26%
2 Citi 9,615.13 40 6.19%
3 JPMorgan 9,533.28 34 6.14%
4 Goldman Sachs 8,943.16 20 5.76%
5 Deutsche Bank 8,857.89 36 5.71%