Market closes its doors on sub-benchmark bank capital

Two financial institutions have had to abandon their plans to sell small subordinated bonds in recent days, with euro investors showing very little appetite for taking up illiquid positions in a volatile market. Banks are now facing tough questions about the viability of raising debt capital in sizes of less than €500m, after a period of incredible growth in the sub-benchmark sector.

  • By Tyler Davies
  • 11 Oct 2018

European banks have sold just over €13bn of additional tier one and tier two debt through sub-benchmark deals over the last six years, according to data from Dealogic, with well over half of that issuance coming in 2017 and 2018.

This recent boom in sales has been facilitated ...

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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 12,833.25 94 5.11%
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 87,198.51 364 6.19%
2 Citi 78,914.26 425 5.60%
3 Bank of America Merrill Lynch 78,244.27 325 5.56%
4 Goldman Sachs 72,613.81 636 5.16%
5 Morgan Stanley 72,232.78 414 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 9.70%
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%