Portuguese covered bonds steady following upgrade

Portuguese covered bonds have held steady after Moody’s upgraded the sovereign rating to investment grade rating. Given the market’s poor liquidity, new issuance is likely to play a more pivotal role in determining the spread outlook than the sovereign's credit rating.

  • By Bill Thornhill
  • 15 Oct 2018

Santander’s €1bn September 2027 bond, which was issued just over a year ago, was last indicated around 27bp over mid-swaps compared to a reoffer spread of 48bp. The spread is unchanged from Friday’s close despite Moody’s upgrade of Portuguese sovereign credit risk.

“Although Peripheral covered bonds have been ...

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Bookrunners of Global Covered Bonds

Rank Lead Manager Amount $m No of issues Share %
  • Last updated
  • Today
1 HSBC 12,539.55 69 5.33%
2 UniCredit 11,957.19 82 5.08%
3 UBS 10,837.07 59 4.61%
4 LBBW 10,773.61 70 4.58%
5 Natixis 10,629.41 59 4.52%

Bookrunners of Global FIG

Rank Lead Manager Amount $m No of issues Share %
  • Last updated
  • Today
1 JPMorgan 77,923.41 335 6.03%
2 Citi 77,045.03 396 5.96%
3 Bank of America Merrill Lynch 76,247.85 304 5.90%
4 Goldman Sachs 70,384.86 599 5.45%
5 Morgan Stanley 66,629.43 376 5.16%

Bookrunners of Dollar Denominated FIG

Rank Lead Manager Amount $m No of issues Share %
  • Last updated
  • Today
1 JPMorgan 64,153.09 237 10.48%
2 Bank of America Merrill Lynch 64,053.06 256 10.47%
3 Citi 60,258.63 298 9.85%
4 Goldman Sachs 53,704.18 534 8.78%
5 Morgan Stanley 51,720.52 293 8.45%

Bookrunners of Euro Denominated Covered Bond Above €500m

Rank Lead Manager Amount $m No of issues Share %
  • Last updated
  • Today
1 Natixis 7,713.92 29 6.88%
2 Deutsche Bank 6,252.08 21 5.57%
3 Credit Agricole CIB 6,198.22 24 5.53%
4 LBBW 6,082.16 26 5.42%
5 UniCredit 6,041.97 24 5.39%

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 7,584.11 21 12.72%
2 Barclays 4,776.16 18 8.01%
3 Credit Suisse 4,518.72 16 7.58%
4 BNP Paribas 4,247.72 20 7.12%
5 UBS 3,877.49 18 6.50%