Corporate hybrids still tempting for investors

The European investment grade corporate bond market is still returning to full health on a day by day and deal by deal basis. On Tuesday, it took another step forward as Austrian oil and gas company OMV sold the first hybrid bond for a month and found investors still favouring the higher yielding asset class.

  • By Nigel Owen
  • 13 Jun 2018


“We have been a fan of hybrids for some time,” said a London-based fixed income portfolio manager at a global asset manager . “There was a period at the back end of last year where the coupons got questionably tight, but now they are back to more sensible ...

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All Corporate Bonds

Rank Lead Manager Amount $m No of issues Share %
  • Last updated
  • Today
1 JPMorgan 92,309.23 455 5.83%
2 Citi 84,221.83 431 5.32%
3 Bank of America Merrill Lynch 81,574.39 418 5.15%
4 Barclays 72,658.86 310 4.59%
5 Goldman Sachs 60,437.05 294 3.81%

Bookrunners of Euro Denominated Corporate IG Bonds

Rank Lead Manager Amount $m No of issues Share %
  • Last updated
  • Today
1 Barclays 20,742.43 55 8.42%
2 BNP Paribas 16,618.78 95 6.75%
3 SG Corporate & Investment Banking 15,444.68 68 6.27%
4 Deutsche Bank 15,422.56 75 6.26%
5 Bank of America Merrill Lynch 14,210.20 46 5.77%

Bookrunners of European HY Bonds

Rank Lead Manager Amount €m No of issues Share %
  • Last updated
  • Today
1 Citi 4,728.01 24 9.17%
2 JPMorgan 3,649.83 29 7.08%
3 Deutsche Bank 3,638.27 22 7.05%
4 Barclays 3,441.80 22 6.67%
5 Goldman Sachs 3,389.62 26 6.57%

Bookrunners of Dollar Denominated HY Bonds

Rank Lead Manager Amount $m No of issues Share %
  • Last updated
  • Today
1 Citi 18,847.11 143 9.43%
2 JPMorgan 18,279.02 147 9.15%
3 Goldman Sachs 14,831.56 109 7.42%
4 Bank of America Merrill Lynch 14,255.85 117 7.13%
5 Morgan Stanley 12,912.93 86 6.46%

Bookrunners of European Corporate IG Bonds

Rank Lead Manager Amount $m No of issues Share %
  • Last updated
  • Today
1 BNP Paribas 16,729.40 94 5.72%
2 SG Corporate & Investment Banking 15,447.25 71 5.28%
3 Barclays 15,378.47 64 5.26%
4 JPMorgan 15,122.46 66 5.17%
5 Citi 14,679.43 68 5.02%