FIG investors can find Brexit bargains amid UK rout

Widening spreads for UK financial firms have opened up attractive opportunities for investors comfortable with the underlying resilience of the sector. Despite the risks that Brexit and competition from new sources pose, there were no failures in the Bank of England's stress test last week.

  • By Jasper Cox
  • 05 Dec 2018

Spreads on UK FIG bonds have widened this year, both as a result of the wider market and fears surrounding Brexit.

One six year non-call five senior bond issued by Lloyds Banking Group at 47bp over mid-swaps in January is now trading around  200bp over.

And since prime minister Theresa May ...

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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%