Sterling SSA faces ‘uncertain’ 2019 as Brexit dawns

The sterling public sector bond market will head into the new year with a turbulent backdrop from the UK’s impending exit from the European Union. The market has shut early because of Brexit-induced volatility, and issuers and investors have adopted a wait and see approach before making 2019 plans.

  • By Burhan Khadbai
  • 29 Nov 2018
A fall in Gilt yields caused by the Brexit concerns has made new issues unattractive for investors. Meanwhile, the volatility has also driven asset swap spreads wider, which has made deals also unappealing to issuers. That’s despite an improved cross-currency basis swap for dollar funders to issue in ...

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European Sovereign Bonds

Rank Lead Manager Amount €m No of issues Share %
  • Last updated
  • Today
1 JPMorgan 16,575.88 26 9.55%
2 Barclays 15,585.79 20 8.98%
3 Citi 15,428.98 26 8.89%
4 HSBC 12,009.31 18 6.92%
5 BNP Paribas 11,235.58 17 6.48%

Dollar Denominated SSA (Excl US Agency)

Rank Lead Manager Amount $m No of issues Share %
  • Last updated
  • Today
1 Citi 44,072.83 119 12.29%
2 HSBC 30,286.67 79 8.44%
3 JPMorgan 30,034.04 86 8.37%
4 Bank of America Merrill Lynch 28,490.01 86 7.94%
5 Goldman Sachs 26,512.56 61 7.39%

Bookrunners of Euro Denominated SSA (Excl US Agency)

Rank Lead Manager Amount $m No of issues Share %
  • Last updated
  • Today
1 JPMorgan 35,494.64 97 7.67%
2 HSBC 33,049.47 129 7.14%
3 UniCredit 32,836.18 95 7.10%
4 Barclays 32,248.82 64 6.97%
5 BNP Paribas 27,773.05 69 6.00%

Bookrunners of Global SSA (Excl US Agency)

Rank Lead Manager Amount $m No of issues Share %
  • Last updated
  • Today
1 Citi 81,585.39 290 6.81%
2 JPMorgan 78,905.10 458 6.59%
3 HSBC 75,328.25 308 6.29%
4 Barclays 61,512.07 243 5.14%
5 Deutsche Bank 54,387.29 174 4.54%