Wider is welcome for covered bond buyers

Covered bond spreads are likely to widen further into the start of 2019, but that will serve to make them more attractive to investors, especially relative to sovereign and agency alternatives. And since investors will have a slew of cash to put to work, it seems likely it will encourage buying.

  • By Bill Thornhill
  • 06 Dec 2018

“We will see some further widening and issuers have to be prepared to pay up, but we will need to watch the market very carefully because I think there’s money waiting on the side to be invested,” said a covered bond trader.

He suggested that, at some ...

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Bookrunners of Global Covered Bonds

Rank Lead Manager Amount $m No of issues Share %
  • Last updated
  • Today
1 HSBC 5,126.88 21 7.07%
2 Barclays 4,135.60 21 5.70%
3 UniCredit 3,936.37 31 5.43%
4 LBBW 3,932.19 21 5.42%
5 Natixis 3,653.41 15 5.04%

Bookrunners of Global FIG

Rank Lead Manager Amount $m No of issues Share %
  • Last updated
  • Today
1 Citi 14,807.96 59 7.69%
2 JPMorgan 11,975.54 50 6.22%
3 Morgan Stanley 11,846.12 53 6.16%
4 Goldman Sachs 11,083.91 74 5.76%
5 BNP Paribas 10,257.67 30 5.33%

Bookrunners of Dollar Denominated FIG

Rank Lead Manager Amount $m No of issues Share %
  • Last updated
  • Today
1 JPMorgan 11,039.30 41 11.11%
2 Citi 10,660.17 45 10.73%
3 Goldman Sachs 10,225.81 67 10.29%
4 Morgan Stanley 10,115.10 41 10.18%
5 Bank of America Merrill Lynch 8,734.93 29 8.79%

Bookrunners of Euro Denominated Covered Bond Above €500m

Rank Lead Manager Amount $m No of issues Share %
  • Last updated
  • Today
1 Natixis 3,255.83 11 7.44%
2 HSBC 3,089.99 10 7.06%
3 LBBW 3,017.42 12 6.90%
4 Barclays 2,870.45 11 6.56%
5 Credit Agricole CIB 2,847.49 11 6.51%

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 UBS 2,550.05 5 24.58%
2 HSBC 984.09 6 9.49%
3 Deutsche Bank 695.24 5 6.70%
4 Santander 660.14 4 6.36%
5 Credit Suisse 618.23 4 5.96%