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 5,126.88 21 7.07%
2 Barclays 4,135.60 21 5.70%
3 UniCredit 3,936.37 31 5.43%
4 LBBW 3,932.19 21 5.42%
5 Natixis 3,653.41 15 5.04%

Bookrunners of Global FIG

Rank Lead Manager Amount $m No of issues Share %
  • Last updated
  • Today
1 Citi 14,807.96 59 7.69%
2 JPMorgan 11,975.54 50 6.22%
3 Morgan Stanley 11,846.12 53 6.16%
4 Goldman Sachs 11,083.91 74 5.76%
5 BNP Paribas 10,257.67 30 5.33%

Bookrunners of Dollar Denominated FIG

Rank Lead Manager Amount $m No of issues Share %
  • Last updated
  • Today
1 JPMorgan 11,039.30 41 11.11%
2 Citi 10,660.17 45 10.73%
3 Goldman Sachs 10,225.81 67 10.29%
4 Morgan Stanley 10,115.10 41 10.18%
5 Bank of America Merrill Lynch 8,734.93 29 8.79%

Bookrunners of Euro Denominated Covered Bond Above €500m

Rank Lead Manager Amount $m No of issues Share %
  • Last updated
  • Today
1 Natixis 3,255.83 11 7.44%
2 HSBC 3,089.99 10 7.06%
3 LBBW 3,017.42 12 6.90%
4 Barclays 2,870.45 11 6.56%
5 Credit Agricole CIB 2,847.49 11 6.51%

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 UBS 2,550.05 5 24.58%
2 HSBC 984.09 6 9.49%
3 Deutsche Bank 695.24 5 6.70%
4 Santander 660.14 4 6.36%
5 Credit Suisse 618.23 4 5.96%