Core covered bonds show value despite tapering expectations

Investors believe core covered bond spreads have the scope to tighten. but the underlying mood is still fragile, investors lack confidence and are fearful that volatility will return, especially in the peripheral markets. There is also a risk that the European Central Bank proves to be more hawkish than expected at this Thursday’s policy meeting.

  • By Bill Thornhill
  • 13 Jun 2018

It is not improbable that investors and bank traders will be incentivised to take profits, or lighten up on trading inventory, ahead of the third quarter — particularly in Italian covered bonds. 

Even so, in the opinion of some investors, near term spread prospects are constructive. That ...

Please take a trial or subscribe to access this content.

Contact our subscriptions team to discuss your access: subs@globalcapital.com

Corporate access

To discuss GlobalCapital access for your entire department or company please contact our subscriptions sales team at: subs@globalcapital.com or find out more online here.

Bookrunners of Global Covered Bonds

Rank Lead Manager Amount $m No of issues Share %
  • Last updated
  • Today
1 HSBC 8,480.26 46 5.79%
2 UniCredit 7,639.27 45 5.22%
3 Natixis 7,582.74 35 5.18%
4 LBBW 7,539.58 43 5.15%
5 Credit Suisse 7,360.16 38 5.03%

Bookrunners of Global FIG

Rank Lead Manager Amount $m No of issues Share %
  • Last updated
  • Today
1 JPMorgan 49,849.19 198 6.61%
2 Bank of America Merrill Lynch 49,780.02 176 6.60%
3 Citi 46,505.24 237 6.17%
4 Goldman Sachs 42,555.42 319 5.65%
5 Morgan Stanley 41,571.44 217 5.52%

Bookrunners of Dollar Denominated FIG

Rank Lead Manager Amount $m No of issues Share %
  • Last updated
  • Today
1 JPMorgan 41,487.73 141 10.97%
2 Bank of America Merrill Lynch 40,709.11 148 10.77%
3 Citi 38,330.74 188 10.14%
4 Goldman Sachs 34,561.36 285 9.14%
5 Morgan Stanley 32,672.22 174 8.64%

Bookrunners of Euro Denominated Covered Bond Above €500m

Rank Lead Manager Amount $m No of issues Share %
  • Last updated
  • Today
1 Natixis 6,119.91 22 8.12%
2 UniCredit 4,780.36 19 6.34%
3 LBBW 4,596.09 19 6.10%
4 Deutsche Bank 4,163.44 13 5.52%
5 Commerzbank Group 3,994.46 14 5.30%

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 4,538.06 9 12.86%
2 UBS 3,374.07 13 9.56%
3 BNP Paribas 2,596.35 10 7.36%
4 Credit Agricole CIB 2,458.47 6 6.97%
5 SG Corporate & Investment Banking 2,180.25 9 6.18%