Bond ETFs come of age as credit investors’ focus turns to hedging

As central banks steadily ratchet up interest rates, credit investors are looking to hedge their exposures. At the forefront of the trend in the credit markets are exchange traded funds, which have rapidly moved beyond their traditional use as an index tracking tool and become established as a credible hedging instrument alongside credit default swaps.

  • By Ross Lancaster
  • 06 Sep 2018

ETFs are attracting the attention of a growing range of investors.

“We are definitely seeing more investors becoming comfortable with using bond ETFs in their portfolio,” said Brett Pybus, head of iShares EMEA fixed income strategy at Blackrock in London. “It can be just to manage interim beta ...

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All International Bonds

Rank Lead Manager Amount $m No of issues Share %
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1 Citi 283,306.27 1094 8.16%
2 JPMorgan 271,811.81 1187 7.83%
3 Bank of America Merrill Lynch 254,169.74 856 7.32%
4 Barclays 212,825.73 790 6.13%
5 Goldman Sachs 189,318.47 616 5.45%

Bookrunners of All Syndicated Loans EMEA

Rank Lead Manager Amount $m No of issues Share %
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1 BNP Paribas 37,223.03 158 6.64%
2 JPMorgan 34,910.99 67 6.23%
3 SG Corporate & Investment Banking 30,353.68 113 5.41%
4 UniCredit 29,801.83 136 5.31%
5 Credit Agricole CIB 27,998.53 136 4.99%

Bookrunners of all EMEA ECM Issuance

Rank Lead Manager Amount $m No of issues Share %
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1 JPMorgan 11,324.10 47 8.92%
2 Goldman Sachs 10,371.50 49 8.17%
3 Citi 9,134.57 51 7.19%
4 UBS 6,517.25 25 5.13%
5 Morgan Stanley 6,459.47 42 5.09%