Virgin ready to issue its first covered bond

Virgin Money could soon appear with a debut covered bond after Fitch and Moody’s assigned top ratings to its €7bn programme with the expectation of a £500m five year soft bullet deal.

  • By Bill Thornhill
  • 10 Apr 2018

The number of active UK covered bond issuers looks set to expand further, with Virgin Money likely to follow TSB Bank’s debut deal of November 2017. Skipton Building Society has also recently updated its programme, which had been dormant for almost a decade.

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Bookrunners of Global Covered Bonds

Rank Lead Manager Amount $m No of issues Share %
  • Last updated
  • Today
1 Natixis 6,265.11 26 5.59%
2 Credit Suisse 6,183.04 31 5.52%
3 UniCredit 6,106.76 35 5.45%
4 HSBC 5,429.80 30 4.84%
5 LBBW 5,373.19 30 4.79%

Bookrunners of Global FIG

Rank Lead Manager Amount $m No of issues Share %
  • Last updated
  • Today
1 Bank of America Merrill Lynch 35,000.04 113 6.59%
2 JPMorgan 34,599.81 126 6.51%
3 Goldman Sachs 32,815.80 199 6.18%
4 Citi 31,653.83 162 5.96%
5 Morgan Stanley 29,898.86 137 5.63%

Bookrunners of Dollar Denominated FIG

Rank Lead Manager Amount $m No of issues Share %
  • Last updated
  • Today
1 Bank of America Merrill Lynch 30,558.66 92 11.53%
2 JPMorgan 29,776.03 87 11.23%
3 Goldman Sachs 25,658.32 171 9.68%
4 Citi 24,837.87 124 9.37%
5 Morgan Stanley 24,459.20 105 9.23%

Bookrunners of Euro Denominated Covered Bond Above €500m

Rank Lead Manager Amount $m No of issues Share %
  • Last updated
  • Today
1 Natixis 5,582.45 20 8.97%
2 Deutsche Bank 4,163.44 13 6.69%
3 UniCredit 3,902.49 16 6.27%
4 LBBW 3,521.48 15 5.66%
5 SG Corporate & Investment Banking 3,368.88 14 5.42%

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 4,538.06 9 13.45%
2 UBS 3,374.07 13 10.00%
3 BNP Paribas 2,596.35 10 7.69%
4 Credit Agricole CIB 2,458.47 6 7.29%
5 SG Corporate & Investment Banking 2,055.39 8 6.09%