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 16,032.07 25 9.77%
2 Barclays 15,041.98 19 9.17%
3 Citi 13,795.56 24 8.41%
4 HSBC 11,845.99 17 7.22%
5 BNP Paribas 10,802.75 16 6.58%

Dollar Denominated SSA (Excl US Agency)

Rank Lead Manager Amount $m No of issues Share %
  • Last updated
  • Today
1 Citi 39,984.80 109 11.91%
2 JPMorgan 29,288.84 79 8.72%
3 HSBC 28,343.59 71 8.44%
4 Bank of America Merrill Lynch 27,301.17 79 8.13%
5 Goldman Sachs 24,436.35 54 7.28%

Bookrunners of Euro Denominated SSA (Excl US Agency)

Rank Lead Manager Amount $m No of issues Share %
  • Last updated
  • Today
1 JPMorgan 35,330.71 93 8.01%
2 HSBC 31,785.95 112 7.21%
3 Barclays 31,737.51 60 7.20%
4 UniCredit 30,928.85 82 7.01%
5 BNP Paribas 27,077.42 66 6.14%

Bookrunners of Global SSA (Excl US Agency)

Rank Lead Manager Amount $m No of issues Share %
  • Last updated
  • Today
1 JPMorgan 77,113.86 440 6.87%
2 Citi 75,996.41 275 6.77%
3 HSBC 71,702.97 280 6.39%
4 Barclays 59,526.84 228 5.31%
5 Deutsche Bank 51,764.72 162 4.61%