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 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 4,457.17 8 13.24%
2 UBS 3,374.07 13 10.02%
3 BNP Paribas 2,596.35 10 7.71%
4 Credit Agricole CIB 2,377.58 5 7.06%
5 SG Corporate & Investment Banking 2,055.39 8 6.10%