Old instruments reap new rewards for FIG investors

Legacy capital securities are proving rich pickings for specialist bank debt investors as institutions work out how to take them out of their funding structure. Meanwhile, covered bond investors are wary about their market.

  • By Bill Thornhill, Jasper Cox
  • 11 Apr 2018

Axiom Alternative Investments, which invests heavily in legacy debt, announced strong results on Wednesday. The fund announced total return per share of 16.15%, ahead of long-term target of 10%, as it profited from banks’ improved capital ratios, a rising rate outlook, and regulatory clarity. 

Axiom invests in the debt ...

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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%