Fund outflows bring levfin to standstill

Investors in European leveraged debt seem to be giving up for the year. Funds and financial vehicles that buy high yield bonds and leveraged loans have seen large volumes of cash outflows, leaving borrowers with no other option but to step back this week.

  • By Victor Jimenez
  • 05 Dec 2018

“Liquidity is drying out fast, the markets feel like closing for Christmas,” said a high yield fund manager in London. “Deals could get done, but I doubt the pricing would make most issuers too happy.”

European retail high yield funds have suffered continuous cash outflows during the past ...

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Bookrunners of European Leveraged Loans

Rank Lead Manager Amount $m No of issues Share %
  • Last updated
  • Today
1 Deutsche Bank 3,736.52 21 7.15%
2 Credit Agricole CIB 3,101.01 16 5.93%
3 Goldman Sachs 3,092.70 16 5.92%
4 BNP Paribas 2,926.68 24 5.60%
5 Citi 2,758.74 10 5.28%

Bookrunners of European HY Bonds

Rank Lead Manager Amount €m No of issues Share %
  • Last updated
  • Today
1 Deutsche Bank 2,849.41 16 9.19%
2 Citi 2,449.34 16 7.90%
3 JPMorgan 2,260.62 16 7.29%
4 BNP Paribas 2,167.79 20 6.99%
5 Goldman Sachs 1,890.62 15 6.10%

Bookrunners of Dollar Denominated HY Bonds

Rank Lead Manager Amount $m No of issues Share %
  • Last updated
  • Today
1 JPMorgan 12,495.10 96 10.02%
2 Citi 11,803.94 91 9.47%
3 Bank of America Merrill Lynch 8,842.75 73 7.09%
4 Goldman Sachs 8,683.82 62 6.96%
5 Morgan Stanley 7,624.77 56 6.11%