Secondary conditions ‘not far from disorderly’

The secondary market for covered bonds remains weak and, according to one trader, conditions are “not far from disorderly”. All jurisdictions and tenors are under pressure as borrowers have “no incentive to defer planned new issues”, said analysts at DZ Bank.

  • By Bill Thornhill
  • 26 Nov 2018

At one point last week clients were asking for bids and, according to one market maker, they were “not getting any cover prices”. 

He said the market had since stabilised, but cautioned that it “could easily become much more difficult”, especially in case of a further wave of supply.

“If ...

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Bookrunners of Global Covered Bonds

Rank Lead Manager Amount $m No of issues Share %
  • Last updated
  • Today
1 HSBC 13,951.26 77 5.55%
2 UniCredit 12,869.58 96 5.12%
3 Natixis 11,652.77 67 4.63%
4 UBS 11,458.20 62 4.56%
5 LBBW 11,285.83 74 4.49%

Bookrunners of Global FIG

Rank Lead Manager Amount $m No of issues Share %
  • Last updated
  • Today
1 JPMorgan 87,420.99 365 6.18%
2 Citi 78,905.88 424 5.58%
3 Bank of America Merrill Lynch 78,235.89 324 5.53%
4 Goldman Sachs 72,613.81 636 5.13%
5 Morgan Stanley 72,406.38 414 5.12%

Bookrunners of Dollar Denominated FIG

Rank Lead Manager Amount $m No of issues Share %
  • Last updated
  • Today
1 JPMorgan 70,642.78 252 11.09%
2 Bank of America Merrill Lynch 64,871.97 271 10.19%
3 Citi 61,723.62 322 9.69%
4 Morgan Stanley 54,569.85 313 8.57%
5 Goldman Sachs 54,299.46 565 8.53%

Bookrunners of Euro Denominated Covered Bond Above €500m

Rank Lead Manager Amount $m No of issues Share %
  • Last updated
  • Today
1 Natixis 8,357.33 33 7.02%
2 Commerzbank Group 6,550.39 26 5.51%
3 Deutsche Bank 6,535.71 22 5.49%
4 UniCredit 6,513.66 27 5.47%
5 LBBW 6,441.23 28 5.41%

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 7,765.93 22 11.94%
2 BNP Paribas 5,338.58 23 8.21%
3 Barclays 5,124.61 20 7.88%
4 Credit Suisse 4,520.44 16 6.95%
5 UBS 3,976.00 19 6.11%