Ring-fencing makes it a ‘good time’ to issue SSA paper, says investor

The incoming UK ring-fencing regulation is helping public sector borrowers issue bonds due to UK bank orders splitting in two, according to an investor.

  • By Burhan Khadbai
  • 01 Aug 2018

Public sector borrowers have begun receiving orders from both ring-fenced and non-ring-fenced segments of UK banks, with both entities building out their HQLA portfolios with SSA bonds across several currencies. 

“It’s a good time for SSAs to come to the market”, said a bank treasury portfolio manager. “Ring-fencing is ...

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European Sovereign Bonds

Rank Lead Manager Amount €m No of issues Share %
  • Last updated
  • Today
1 JPMorgan 15,293.97 23 9.68%
2 Barclays 15,041.98 19 9.52%
3 Citi 12,831.69 22 8.12%
4 HSBC 11,347.34 16 7.18%
5 BNP Paribas 9,566.00 13 6.05%

Dollar Denominated SSA (Excl US Agency)

Rank Lead Manager Amount $m No of issues Share %
  • Last updated
  • Today
1 Citi 38,458.62 103 12.19%
2 JPMorgan 28,322.17 76 8.97%
3 HSBC 26,160.46 65 8.29%
4 Bank of America Merrill Lynch 25,855.13 74 8.19%
5 Goldman Sachs 21,942.20 50 6.95%

Bookrunners of Euro Denominated SSA (Excl US Agency)

Rank Lead Manager Amount $m No of issues Share %
  • Last updated
  • Today
1 JPMorgan 34,785.31 89 8.33%
2 Barclays 31,331.38 59 7.50%
3 UniCredit 30,652.04 80 7.34%
4 HSBC 28,482.56 104 6.82%
5 BNP Paribas 26,256.57 63 6.29%

Bookrunners of Global SSA (Excl US Agency)

Rank Lead Manager Amount $m No of issues Share %
  • Last updated
  • Today
1 JPMorgan 75,189.63 423 7.08%
2 Citi 71,343.62 261 6.72%
3 HSBC 65,680.62 258 6.18%
4 Barclays 57,933.89 215 5.45%
5 Deutsche Bank 48,544.86 152 4.57%