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 13,145.26 17 13.20%
2 Citi 9,541.01 14 9.58%
3 HSBC 8,956.42 10 8.99%
4 BNP Paribas 7,456.75 9 7.49%
5 SG Corporate & Investment Banking 7,166.56 9 7.19%

Dollar Denominated SSA (Excl US Agency)

Rank Lead Manager Amount $m No of issues Share %
  • Last updated
  • Today
1 Citi 16,139.62 36 11.33%
2 JPMorgan 14,079.05 31 9.88%
3 Barclays 10,277.94 21 7.21%
4 HSBC 9,651.51 20 6.78%
5 Deutsche Bank 9,608.67 21 6.75%

Bookrunners of Euro Denominated SSA (Excl US Agency)

Rank Lead Manager Amount $m No of issues Share %
  • Last updated
  • Today
1 JPMorgan 24,013.12 43 10.22%
2 HSBC 17,211.08 44 7.33%
3 BNP Paribas 16,950.33 29 7.22%
4 Credit Agricole CIB 16,768.27 33 7.14%
5 Barclays 15,192.79 29 6.47%

Bookrunners of Global SSA (Excl US Agency)

Rank Lead Manager Amount $m No of issues Share %
  • Last updated
  • Today
1 JPMorgan 41,493.22 161 8.13%
2 HSBC 33,808.37 117 6.63%
3 Citi 31,911.03 89 6.26%
4 Barclays 30,500.85 91 5.98%
5 Deutsche Bank 25,450.03 69 4.99%