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 5,126.88 21 7.34%
2 Barclays 4,041.33 20 5.78%
3 UniCredit 3,808.25 29 5.45%
4 LBBW 3,782.72 20 5.41%
5 Natixis 3,503.93 14 5.01%

Bookrunners of Global FIG

Rank Lead Manager Amount $m No of issues Share %
  • Last updated
  • Today
1 Citi 13,992.70 56 7.77%
2 JPMorgan 11,907.76 49 6.61%
3 Morgan Stanley 11,637.78 52 6.46%
4 Goldman Sachs 10,376.12 72 5.76%
5 BNP Paribas 9,986.77 27 5.54%

Bookrunners of Dollar Denominated FIG

Rank Lead Manager Amount $m No of issues Share %
  • Last updated
  • Today
1 JPMorgan 11,039.30 41 11.76%
2 Citi 9,986.01 43 10.64%
3 Morgan Stanley 9,906.77 40 10.55%
4 Goldman Sachs 9,518.02 65 10.14%
5 Bank of America Merrill Lynch 8,526.90 27 9.08%

Bookrunners of Euro Denominated Covered Bond Above €500m

Rank Lead Manager Amount $m No of issues Share %
  • Last updated
  • Today
1 Natixis 3,106.36 10 7.25%
2 HSBC 3,089.99 10 7.21%
3 Barclays 2,870.45 11 6.70%
4 LBBW 2,867.95 11 6.69%
5 Credit Agricole CIB 2,698.01 10 6.30%

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 27.51%
2 HSBC 984.09 6 10.62%
3 Santander 660.14 4 7.12%
4 Deutsche Bank 511.09 4 5.51%
5 Credit Agricole CIB 459.09 3 4.95%