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 14,855.48 22 11.53%
2 HSBC 11,564.92 14 8.97%
3 Citi 11,516.11 17 8.94%
4 BNP Paribas 9,658.90 15 7.50%
5 SG Corporate & Investment Banking 9,565.12 12 7.42%

Dollar Denominated SSA (Excl US Agency)

Rank Lead Manager Amount $m No of issues Share %
  • Last updated
  • Today
1 Citi 23,295.27 53 12.79%
2 JPMorgan 19,716.36 48 10.82%
3 Barclays 12,625.49 27 6.93%
4 HSBC 12,525.90 30 6.87%
5 Deutsche Bank 11,082.27 24 6.08%

Bookrunners of Euro Denominated SSA (Excl US Agency)

Rank Lead Manager Amount $m No of issues Share %
  • Last updated
  • Today
1 JPMorgan 30,754.04 60 10.03%
2 HSBC 21,914.95 64 7.14%
3 BNP Paribas 21,455.29 44 6.99%
4 Credit Agricole CIB 21,079.26 45 6.87%
5 Goldman Sachs 18,777.54 34 6.12%

Bookrunners of Global SSA (Excl US Agency)

Rank Lead Manager Amount $m No of issues Share %
  • Last updated
  • Today
1 JPMorgan 56,026.07 242 8.07%
2 HSBC 45,265.27 158 6.52%
3 Citi 44,102.26 124 6.35%
4 Barclays 36,783.87 127 5.30%
5 BNP Paribas 30,323.68 104 4.37%