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 BNP Paribas 14,876.98 73 7.10%
2 Credit Agricole CIB 12,540.25 55 5.99%
3 Deutsche Bank 11,856.29 46 5.66%
4 Goldman Sachs 10,876.28 46 5.19%
5 HSBC 10,815.72 51 5.16%

Bookrunners of European HY Bonds

Rank Lead Manager Amount €m No of issues Share %
  • Last updated
  • Today
1 BNP Paribas 4,199.27 50 7.07%
2 Deutsche Bank 3,839.34 38 6.46%
3 Goldman Sachs 3,725.55 31 6.27%
4 JPMorgan 3,599.75 39 6.06%
5 Credit Suisse 3,406.43 36 5.73%

Bookrunners of Dollar Denominated HY Bonds

Rank Lead Manager Amount $m No of issues Share %
  • Last updated
  • Today
1 JPMorgan 17,476.08 137 9.98%
2 Credit Suisse 12,881.03 89 7.35%
3 Goldman Sachs 12,373.76 90 7.06%
4 Citi 12,061.47 102 6.88%
5 Bank of America Merrill Lynch 11,966.50 108 6.83%