Fear or greed for corporate bond investors?

Corporate bond investors have had to pick their way through a tricky market in 2018. A number of headwinds, both predictable and not, have made it difficult to produce the returns of previous years. However, there are a number of positives that remain, so how should investors move forward from here?

  • By Nigel Owen, Victor Jimenez
  • 14 Nov 2018
Well-known investor Warren Buffett once said it is wise to be “fearful when others are greedy and greedy when others are fearful.” As 2018 starts to draw to a close however, it is difficult to know if investors are fearful or greedy and hence which position Buffett would ...

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All Corporate Bonds

Rank Lead Manager Amount $m No of issues Share %
  • Last updated
  • Today
1 Citi 18,065.90 76 7.04%
2 Barclays 14,324.58 54 5.58%
3 JPMorgan 13,715.52 62 5.34%
4 Deutsche Bank 13,703.65 55 5.34%
5 Goldman Sachs 12,468.02 53 4.86%

Bookrunners of Euro Denominated Corporate IG Bonds

Rank Lead Manager Amount $m No of issues Share %
  • Last updated
  • Today
1 SG Corporate & Investment Banking 4,045.97 15 8.02%
2 Citi 3,792.90 15 7.52%
3 Deutsche Bank 3,350.30 14 6.64%
4 Barclays 3,308.76 11 6.56%
5 Credit Agricole CIB 3,046.24 15 6.04%

Bookrunners of European HY Bonds

Rank Lead Manager Amount €m No of issues Share %
  • Last updated
  • Today
1 Citi 397.10 3 12.77%
2 JPMorgan 300.50 3 9.66%
3 Deutsche Bank 200.50 2 6.45%
4 Credit Agricole CIB 193.60 2 6.22%
5 UBS 187.50 2 6.03%

Bookrunners of Dollar Denominated HY Bonds

Rank Lead Manager Amount $m No of issues Share %
  • Last updated
  • Today
1 Citi 3,219.24 22 10.20%
2 JPMorgan 2,544.70 20 8.06%
3 Credit Suisse 2,364.95 15 7.49%
4 Goldman Sachs 2,331.78 17 7.39%
5 Barclays 2,307.33 19 7.31%

Bookrunners of European Corporate IG Bonds

Rank Lead Manager Amount $m No of issues Share %
  • Last updated
  • 18 Feb 2019
1 Barclays 4,228.88 14 6.60%
2 Citi 4,092.60 11 6.39%
3 SG Corporate & Investment Banking 3,771.05 15 5.89%
4 Deutsche Bank 3,663.73 11 5.72%
5 Bank of America Merrill Lynch 3,179.12 11 4.96%