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 %
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  • Today
1 Bank of America Merrill Lynch 111,695.68 470 6.04%
2 JPMorgan 107,715.56 487 5.83%
3 Citi 86,838.13 464 4.70%
4 Barclays 76,702.28 310 4.15%
5 Goldman Sachs 73,528.57 289 3.98%

Bookrunners of Euro Denominated Corporate IG Bonds

Rank Lead Manager Amount $m No of issues Share %
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1 BNP Paribas 24,034.59 107 8.75%
2 Deutsche Bank 20,330.35 73 7.40%
3 SG Corporate & Investment Banking 19,058.39 89 6.93%
4 UniCredit 15,521.61 71 5.65%
5 HSBC 14,299.09 80 5.20%

Bookrunners of European HY Bonds

Rank Lead Manager Amount €m No of issues Share %
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1 Goldman Sachs 4,861.86 36 7.33%
2 BNP Paribas 4,648.08 55 7.01%
3 Deutsche Bank 4,245.09 42 6.40%
4 JPMorgan 3,756.57 41 5.66%
5 Credit Suisse 3,672.86 39 5.54%

Bookrunners of Dollar Denominated HY Bonds

Rank Lead Manager Amount $m No of issues Share %
  • Last updated
  • Today
1 JPMorgan 19,016.51 146 10.22%
2 Goldman Sachs 14,082.73 99 7.57%
3 Credit Suisse 13,243.20 94 7.12%
4 Bank of America Merrill Lynch 12,775.52 117 6.87%
5 Citi 12,347.90 105 6.64%

Bookrunners of European Corporate IG Bonds

Rank Lead Manager Amount $m No of issues Share %
  • Last updated
  • Today
1 HSBC 25,998.97 110 6.18%
2 BNP Paribas 24,179.70 104 5.75%
3 Barclays 24,153.71 85 5.75%
4 Deutsche Bank 22,544.70 90 5.36%
5 Citi 21,968.90 89 5.23%