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 9,951.14 12 13.89%
2 Citi 7,280.23 9 10.16%
3 HSBC 5,813.76 5 8.12%
4 BNP Paribas 5,802.58 8 8.10%
5 Barclays 5,746.99 7 8.02%

Dollar Denominated SSA (Excl US Agency)

Rank Lead Manager Amount $m No of issues Share %
  • Last updated
  • Today
1 Citi 9,140.46 20 12.14%
2 JPMorgan 8,485.94 17 11.27%
3 Barclays 7,215.80 13 9.59%
4 Bank of America Merrill Lynch 5,863.94 19 7.79%
5 HSBC 5,764.61 9 7.66%

Bookrunners of Euro Denominated SSA (Excl US Agency)

Rank Lead Manager Amount $m No of issues Share %
  • Last updated
  • Today
1 JPMorgan 15,490.59 23 10.83%
2 Credit Agricole CIB 13,234.00 19 9.25%
3 HSBC 11,042.12 21 7.72%
4 Goldman Sachs 10,202.29 12 7.13%
5 Barclays 10,190.11 13 7.12%

Bookrunners of Global SSA (Excl US Agency)

Rank Lead Manager Amount $m No of issues Share %
  • Last updated
  • Today
1 JPMorgan 25,051.88 71 8.78%
2 Barclays 21,533.79 49 7.55%
3 HSBC 20,527.83 55 7.20%
4 Citi 19,220.14 43 6.74%
5 Bank of America Merrill Lynch 16,931.81 46 5.94%