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 HSBC 9,646.84 53 5.52%
2 UniCredit 9,064.27 59 5.18%
3 LBBW 8,460.29 51 4.84%
4 Natixis 8,380.29 41 4.79%
5 Commerzbank Group 7,808.11 45 4.47%

Bookrunners of Global FIG

Rank Lead Manager Amount $m No of issues Share %
  • Last updated
  • Today
1 Bank of America Merrill Lynch 54,485.03 201 6.34%
2 Citi 54,367.98 259 6.33%
3 JPMorgan 52,700.20 217 6.13%
4 Goldman Sachs 47,685.69 398 5.55%
5 Morgan Stanley 45,832.73 245 5.33%

Bookrunners of Dollar Denominated FIG

Rank Lead Manager Amount $m No of issues Share %
  • Last updated
  • Today
1 Citi 45,275.50 204 10.97%
2 Bank of America Merrill Lynch 44,405.37 166 10.76%
3 JPMorgan 43,387.18 154 10.51%
4 Goldman Sachs 38,033.04 355 9.21%
5 Morgan Stanley 34,608.53 187 8.38%

Bookrunners of Euro Denominated Covered Bond Above €500m

Rank Lead Manager Amount $m No of issues Share %
  • Last updated
  • Today
1 Natixis 6,511.67 24 7.33%
2 UniCredit 5,302.66 21 5.97%
3 Deutsche Bank 5,002.94 16 5.64%
4 LBBW 4,811.97 20 5.42%
5 Commerzbank Group 4,809.31 18 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 4,729.28 11 11.92%
2 UBS 3,374.07 13 8.50%
3 BNP Paribas 2,704.23 11 6.81%
4 Credit Agricole CIB 2,458.47 6 6.20%
5 Credit Suisse 2,352.50 10 5.93%