Covered bond curve is softening in the belly

The belly of the covered bond curve is soft with offers easy to find. Traders are hopeful that spreads will stabilise after next week’s slew of issuance but confidence is lacking. Yet there are pockets of performance if you look hard enough.

  • By Bill Thornhill
  • 12 Apr 2018

UK, Australian, New Zealand and Norwegian covered bonds have widened around the middle of the curve, though this has been particularly evidence in UK bonds — even though supply has not yet been forthcoming in euros.

“The biggest surprise is the UK widening as there’s been no ...

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Bookrunners of Global Covered Bonds

Rank Lead Manager Amount $m No of issues Share %
  • Last updated
  • 20 Apr 2018
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%