Not all SRI bonds equal in tricky markets

Signs emerged in the SSA market this week that not all SRI bonds are equally worthwhile as far as investors are concerned, particularly when market conditions are not ideal. A series of bonds with a green label went through with little difficulty but a pair of social bonds were undersubscribed. Craig McGlashan reports.

  • By Craig McGlashan
  • 20 Sep 2018

What should have been a simple refinancing of the Inter-American Development Bank's inaugural Education, Youth and Employment bond on Wednesday left the leads holding at least some bonds, with not one book update for the no-grow $500m four year global making its way to screens.

The initial price ...

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European Sovereign Bonds

Rank Lead Manager Amount €m No of issues Share %
  • Last updated
  • Today
1 JPMorgan 11,313.87 13 14.29%
2 Citi 7,613.24 10 9.61%
3 HSBC 7,509.50 7 9.48%
4 BNP Paribas 7,165.31 9 9.05%
5 Credit Agricole CIB 6,754.94 7 8.53%

Dollar Denominated SSA (Excl US Agency)

Rank Lead Manager Amount $m No of issues Share %
  • Last updated
  • Today
1 Citi 9,140.46 20 12.14%
2 JPMorgan 8,485.94 17 11.27%
3 Barclays 7,215.80 13 9.59%
4 Bank of America Merrill Lynch 5,863.94 19 7.79%
5 HSBC 5,764.61 9 7.66%

Bookrunners of Euro Denominated SSA (Excl US Agency)

Rank Lead Manager Amount $m No of issues Share %
  • Last updated
  • Today
1 JPMorgan 17,561.05 26 11.38%
2 Credit Agricole CIB 14,775.81 20 9.58%
3 HSBC 13,041.21 24 8.45%
4 SG Corporate & Investment Banking 10,788.22 13 6.99%
5 Barclays 10,649.23 15 6.90%

Bookrunners of Global SSA (Excl US Agency)

Rank Lead Manager Amount $m No of issues Share %
  • Last updated
  • Today
1 JPMorgan 27,176.30 77 9.12%
2 HSBC 22,527.79 58 7.56%
3 Barclays 21,992.91 51 7.38%
4 Citi 19,596.92 44 6.58%
5 Credit Agricole CIB 16,946.40 36 5.69%