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 %
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  • Today
1 Barclays 10,381.54 13 11.25%
2 JPMorgan 10,114.01 13 10.96%
3 Citi 9,037.14 14 9.79%
4 HSBC 7,587.14 11 8.22%
5 NatWest Markets 6,826.39 6 7.40%

Dollar Denominated SSA (Excl US Agency)

Rank Lead Manager Amount $m No of issues Share %
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1 Citi 26,051.28 56 12.96%
2 HSBC 19,540.53 40 9.72%
3 JPMorgan 16,456.57 36 8.19%
4 Deutsche Bank 15,761.17 21 7.84%
5 Bank of America Merrill Lynch 14,209.83 40 7.07%

Bookrunners of Euro Denominated SSA (Excl US Agency)

Rank Lead Manager Amount $m No of issues Share %
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1 JPMorgan 20,357.89 34 9.17%
2 Barclays 18,682.87 27 8.42%
3 HSBC 15,561.43 46 7.01%
4 BNP Paribas 14,769.79 25 6.65%
5 NatWest Markets 13,389.93 13 6.03%

Bookrunners of Global SSA (Excl US Agency)

Rank Lead Manager Amount $m No of issues Share %
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  • Today
1 Citi 44,696.70 137 8.07%
2 JPMorgan 43,780.24 191 7.90%
3 HSBC 40,157.40 132 7.25%
4 Barclays 32,609.35 94 5.88%
5 Deutsche Bank 30,222.31 83 5.45%