ECB cheers corp bond market by revealing expectations were right

The European Central Bank surprised some corporate bond market participants on Thursday by setting out how it expects monetary policy to evolve over the next year and a half.

  • By Nigel Owen
  • 14 Jun 2018

Many had thought the long-awaited announcement on how the ECB's quantitative easing programme would be brought to an end would be deferred until July.

But Mario Draghi, ECB president, with the unanimous support of the governing council, grasped the nettle and said it would cut down in September from ...

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All Corporate Bonds

Rank Lead Manager Amount $m No of issues Share %
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1 JPMorgan 92,027.71 455 5.79%
2 Citi 84,340.05 432 5.31%
3 Bank of America Merrill Lynch 82,050.59 418 5.16%
4 Barclays 72,658.86 310 4.57%
5 Goldman Sachs 60,913.24 294 3.83%

Bookrunners of Euro Denominated Corporate IG Bonds

Rank Lead Manager Amount $m No of issues Share %
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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 %
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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 %
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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 %
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1 BNP Paribas 16,729.40 94 5.70%
2 SG Corporate & Investment Banking 15,447.25 71 5.26%
3 Barclays 15,378.47 64 5.24%
4 JPMorgan 15,198.08 67 5.18%
5 Citi 14,679.43 68 5.00%