BoE ‘hints at hike’, Gilt curve extension calls

Investors this week called on the UK Debt Management Office (DMO) to extend the sovereign’s curve with its next syndication. Meanwhile, the buy-side cheered an agreement on a Brexit transition deal and analysts eyed a Bank of England rate hike in May, after its latest Monetary Policy Committee (MPC) meeting this week.

  • By Craig McGlashan
  • 22 Mar 2018

On Thursday, the MPC voted by 7-2 to hold the Bank Rate at 0.5%, and it voted unanimously to maintain its stock of Gilt purchases at £435bn ($613.19bn) and of non-financial, investment grade corporate bond purchases at £10bn.

But the minutes of the meeting suggest that a hike ...

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European Sovereign Bonds

Rank Lead Manager Amount €m No of issues Share %
  • Last updated
  • Today
1 Barclays 13,577.78 16 10.55%
2 Citi 12,045.36 19 9.36%
3 JPMorgan 11,945.26 17 9.28%
4 HSBC 10,316.86 14 8.01%
5 NatWest Markets 8,487.83 7 6.59%

Dollar Denominated SSA (Excl US Agency)

Rank Lead Manager Amount $m No of issues Share %
  • Last updated
  • Today
1 Citi 29,150.83 75 12.01%
2 HSBC 22,658.54 50 9.34%
3 JPMorgan 20,595.64 53 8.49%
4 Deutsche Bank 19,242.86 28 7.93%
5 Bank of America Merrill Lynch 18,058.50 54 7.44%

Bookrunners of Euro Denominated SSA (Excl US Agency)

Rank Lead Manager Amount $m No of issues Share %
  • Last updated
  • Today
1 JPMorgan 26,713.57 61 8.22%
2 Barclays 24,851.88 42 7.65%
3 HSBC 23,229.76 78 7.15%
4 UniCredit 23,038.67 57 7.09%
5 BNP Paribas 21,252.17 39 6.54%

Bookrunners of Global SSA (Excl US Agency)

Rank Lead Manager Amount $m No of issues Share %
  • Last updated
  • Today
1 JPMorgan 57,446.57 306 7.16%
2 Citi 55,651.25 194 6.94%
3 HSBC 55,446.70 198 6.91%
4 Barclays 45,831.83 154 5.71%
5 Deutsche Bank 42,500.76 118 5.30%