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 16,575.88 26 9.55%
2 Barclays 15,585.79 20 8.98%
3 Citi 15,428.98 26 8.89%
4 HSBC 12,009.31 18 6.92%
5 BNP Paribas 11,235.58 17 6.48%

Dollar Denominated SSA (Excl US Agency)

Rank Lead Manager Amount $m No of issues Share %
  • Last updated
  • Today
1 Citi 44,086.83 120 12.26%
2 JPMorgan 30,360.62 90 8.44%
3 HSBC 30,286.67 79 8.42%
4 Bank of America Merrill Lynch 28,521.47 88 7.93%
5 Goldman Sachs 26,512.56 61 7.37%

Bookrunners of Euro Denominated SSA (Excl US Agency)

Rank Lead Manager Amount $m No of issues Share %
  • Last updated
  • Today
1 JPMorgan 35,517.09 98 7.61%
2 HSBC 33,384.07 130 7.16%
3 UniCredit 32,836.18 95 7.04%
4 Barclays 32,583.41 65 6.99%
5 BNP Paribas 28,107.64 70 6.03%

Bookrunners of Global SSA (Excl US Agency)

Rank Lead Manager Amount $m No of issues Share %
  • Last updated
  • Today
1 Citi 81,624.46 292 6.76%
2 JPMorgan 79,212.59 462 6.56%
3 HSBC 75,662.85 309 6.27%
4 Barclays 61,856.29 245 5.12%
5 Deutsche Bank 54,387.29 174 4.51%