April MTN volume drops off cliff after strong start to the year

The first quarter of 2018 was the strongest for MTN issuance across all sectors in three years, but the non-consolidated data for April looks disappointing so far.

  • By Lewis McLellan
  • 03 May 2018
Issuance in the MTN format slumped drastically in April, falling by about a third both compared with March and compared with April 2017. April’s €16.7bn of MTNs marked an almost €8bn drop from March — the steepest single month drop since April 2015, when €14.9bn was sold (down ...

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European Sovereign Bonds

Rank Lead Manager Amount €m No of issues Share %
  • Last updated
  • Today
1 Barclays 13,577.78 16 10.48%
2 Citi 12,045.36 19 9.30%
3 JPMorgan 11,945.26 17 9.22%
4 HSBC 10,316.86 14 7.96%
5 NatWest Markets 8,487.83 7 6.55%

Dollar Denominated SSA (Excl US Agency)

Rank Lead Manager Amount $m No of issues Share %
  • Last updated
  • Today
1 Citi 30,908.33 80 12.12%
2 JPMorgan 23,640.34 56 9.27%
3 HSBC 23,014.61 52 9.02%
4 Bank of America Merrill Lynch 19,800.14 58 7.76%
5 Deutsche Bank 19,121.36 29 7.50%

Bookrunners of Euro Denominated SSA (Excl US Agency)

Rank Lead Manager Amount $m No of issues Share %
  • Last updated
  • Today
1 JPMorgan 27,037.51 66 7.97%
2 Barclays 25,435.97 46 7.49%
3 UniCredit 25,297.29 63 7.45%
4 HSBC 23,482.89 81 6.92%
5 BNP Paribas 21,831.53 43 6.43%

Bookrunners of Global SSA (Excl US Agency)

Rank Lead Manager Amount $m No of issues Share %
  • Last updated
  • Today
1 JPMorgan 59,631.02 334 7.01%
2 Citi 58,224.47 214 6.84%
3 HSBC 56,064.57 206 6.59%
4 Barclays 47,771.87 173 5.61%
5 Deutsche Bank 43,435.76 128 5.10%