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 ...

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Bookrunners of Global Covered Bonds

Rank Lead Manager Amount $m No of issues Share %
  • Last updated
  • Today
1 UniCredit 8,974.41 77 6.03%
2 HSBC 8,592.02 43 5.77%
3 LBBW 8,280.86 47 5.56%
4 Barclays 6,490.00 33 4.36%
5 Natixis 6,473.22 31 4.35%

Bookrunners of Global FIG

Rank Lead Manager Amount $m No of issues Share %
  • Last updated
  • Today
1 Bank of America Merrill Lynch 45,699.73 198 6.19%
2 Citi 45,094.03 234 6.11%
3 JPMorgan 42,002.60 214 5.69%
4 Morgan Stanley 30,716.21 176 4.16%
5 HSBC 30,596.05 184 4.14%

Bookrunners of Dollar Denominated FIG

Rank Lead Manager Amount $m No of issues Share %
  • Last updated
  • Today
1 Bank of America Merrill Lynch 37,366.87 163 11.44%
2 Citi 35,192.06 179 10.77%
3 JPMorgan 32,929.77 160 10.08%
4 Morgan Stanley 22,531.77 124 6.90%
5 Wells Fargo Securities 22,104.88 95 6.77%

Bookrunners of Euro Denominated Covered Bond Above €500m

Rank Lead Manager Amount $m No of issues Share %
  • Last updated
  • Today
1 Natixis 5,346.40 20 6.84%
2 LBBW 5,291.48 20 6.77%
3 HSBC 4,549.39 16 5.82%
4 Deutsche Bank 4,534.04 16 5.80%
5 Credit Agricole CIB 4,493.73 19 5.75%

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 Barclays 5,933.32 13 16.41%
2 UBS 3,578.43 14 9.90%
3 Credit Agricole CIB 3,549.81 11 9.82%
4 BNP Paribas 2,554.19 12 7.07%
5 HSBC 1,977.94 14 5.47%