Traders constructive on core covereds

Core European covered bond spreads and non-eurozone deals look well placed to weather volatility over the next few weeks and potentially through to year end depending on supply, market makers believe. Even in the eurozone periphery, the situation is considered orderly.

  • By Bill Thornhill
  • 09 Oct 2018

Italian covered bonds have underperformed relative to other sectors but have “massively outperformed govvies," according to one trader. 

In the last two weeks Obbligazioni Bancarie Garantite's widened 5bp-10bp and on Monday, when BTPs sold off sharply, the OBG market only widened 1bp-2bp.

“I expect we’ll see OBG ...

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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%