Investors see value in core covereds

Core European covered bonds with intermediate to long tenors offer great value against sovereign and agency bonds, says one big beast covered bond investor. But with the European Central Bank buying 20% less in primary deals, a modest spread widening is needed to revitalise sentiment.

  • By Bill Thornhill
  • 03 Oct 2018

The mood in the covered bond market is “nervous” following the ECB’s decision to scale back primary purchases from 30% to 10% of a deal’s size, according to one major investor.  

Despite this, many core European deals are being priced with a historically generous pick-up of 50bp or ...

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Bookrunners of Global Covered Bonds

Rank Lead Manager Amount $m No of issues Share %
  • Last updated
  • Today
1 HSBC 13,951.26 77 5.56%
2 UniCredit 12,869.58 96 5.13%
3 Natixis 11,652.77 67 4.64%
4 UBS 11,388.66 61 4.54%
5 LBBW 11,285.83 74 4.50%

Bookrunners of Global FIG

Rank Lead Manager Amount $m No of issues Share %
  • Last updated
  • Today
1 JPMorgan 87,329.37 365 6.19%
2 Citi 78,914.26 425 5.59%
3 Bank of America Merrill Lynch 78,244.27 325 5.54%
4 Goldman Sachs 72,613.81 636 5.15%
5 Morgan Stanley 72,414.76 415 5.13%

Bookrunners of Dollar Denominated FIG

Rank Lead Manager Amount $m No of issues Share %
  • Last updated
  • Today
1 JPMorgan 70,551.16 252 11.08%
2 Bank of America Merrill Lynch 64,880.35 272 10.19%
3 Citi 61,732.00 323 9.69%
4 Morgan Stanley 54,578.23 314 8.57%
5 Goldman Sachs 54,299.46 565 8.53%

Bookrunners of Euro Denominated Covered Bond Above €500m

Rank Lead Manager Amount $m No of issues Share %
  • Last updated
  • Today
1 Natixis 8,357.33 33 7.02%
2 Commerzbank Group 6,550.39 26 5.51%
3 Deutsche Bank 6,535.71 22 5.49%
4 UniCredit 6,513.66 27 5.47%
5 LBBW 6,441.23 28 5.41%

Global FIG Revenue

Rank Lead Manager Amount $m No of issues Share %
  • Last updated
  • 02 May 2016
1 Morgan Stanley 365.83 497 7.62%
2 JPMorgan 332.66 618 6.92%
3 Bank of America Merrill Lynch 299.89 590 6.24%
4 Goldman Sachs 276.71 375 5.76%
5 Citi 264.54 592 5.51%

Bookrunners of European Subordinated FIG

Rank Lead Manager Amount €m No of issues Share %
  • Last updated
  • Today
1 HSBC 7,765.93 22 11.94%
2 BNP Paribas 5,338.58 23 8.21%
3 Barclays 5,124.61 20 7.88%
4 Credit Suisse 4,520.44 16 6.95%
5 UBS 3,976.00 19 6.11%