US investors peek at Europe’s levfin debt to grab spread growth on similar risk

Recent cash flows from funds buying European corporate bonds and loans with speculative grade ratings have increased with support from US investors, as markets get ready for the second half of the year.

  • By Victor Jimenez
  • 15 Aug 2018

Funds investing in European leveraged debt appear to have plenty of demand for both high yield bonds and leveraged loans.

In the bond market, there have been net inflows in August after 37 weeks of outflows from retail high yield funds — which make about a quarter of ...

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Bookrunners of European Leveraged Loans

Rank Lead Manager Amount $m No of issues Share %
  • Last updated
  • Today
1 Credit Agricole CIB 484.94 3 17.32%
1 BNP Paribas 484.94 3 17.32%
3 SG Corporate & Investment Banking 194.57 2 6.95%
3 HSBC 194.57 2 6.95%
5 Natixis 174.13 2 6.22%

Bookrunners of European HY Bonds

Rank Lead Manager Amount €m No of issues Share %
  • Last updated
  • Today
1 Citi 646.47 4 14.03%
2 Deutsche Bank 449.87 3 9.77%
3 UniCredit 362.37 2 7.87%
3 Intesa Sanpaolo SpA 362.37 2 7.87%
5 BNP Paribas 336.21 2 7.30%

Bookrunners of Dollar Denominated HY Bonds

Rank Lead Manager Amount $m No of issues Share %
  • Last updated
  • Today
1 Citi 3,219.24 22 10.20%
2 JPMorgan 2,544.70 20 8.06%
3 Credit Suisse 2,364.95 15 7.49%
4 Goldman Sachs 2,331.78 17 7.39%
5 Barclays 2,307.33 19 7.31%