EFSF rounds out year with solid trade but euro mart ‘tired’

The European Financial Stability Facility finished off its 2018 issuance this week with what was likely the last jumbo euro benchmark of the year. The deal was solid, but SSA bankers warned the euro market feels “tired”.

  • By Craig McGlashan
  • 08 Nov 2018

KfW sold a five year euro benchmark last week that had a €12bn book, a factor driven by its high spread over Bunds, which had become expensive as investors went for safe assets amid the Italian government’s standoff with the European Commission over its budget plans.

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European Sovereign Bonds

Rank Lead Manager Amount €m No of issues Share %
  • Last updated
  • Today
1 JPMorgan 4,065.52 3 14.97%
2 Citi 3,902.17 4 14.37%
3 HSBC 3,735.13 3 13.76%
4 BNP Paribas 3,073.09 4 11.32%
5 Barclays 2,241.64 2 8.26%

Dollar Denominated SSA (Excl US Agency)

Rank Lead Manager Amount $m No of issues Share %
  • Last updated
  • Today
1 JPMorgan 4,727.82 8 15.90%
2 Citi 4,570.65 7 15.37%
3 Barclays 4,294.63 4 14.44%
4 HSBC 3,617.55 3 12.17%
5 BNP Paribas 3,164.15 4 10.64%

Bookrunners of Euro Denominated SSA (Excl US Agency)

Rank Lead Manager Amount $m No of issues Share %
  • Last updated
  • Today
1 JPMorgan 7,944.50 9 12.89%
2 UniCredit 6,881.29 9 11.17%
3 HSBC 5,554.84 5 9.01%
4 Bank of America Merrill Lynch 4,801.82 6 7.79%
5 Citi 4,678.34 6 7.59%

Bookrunners of Global SSA (Excl US Agency)

Rank Lead Manager Amount $m No of issues Share %
  • Last updated
  • Today
1 JPMorgan 13,302.87 27 12.33%
2 Citi 10,860.80 22 10.07%
3 HSBC 10,480.84 16 9.72%
4 Barclays 9,727.11 17 9.02%
5 BNP Paribas 7,845.59 13 7.27%