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 UniCredit 8,310.39 68 6.26%
2 HSBC 7,890.10 39 5.94%
3 LBBW 7,461.99 41 5.62%
4 Natixis 5,933.30 28 4.47%
5 Barclays 5,557.78 30 4.18%

Bookrunners of Global FIG

Rank Lead Manager Amount $m No of issues Share %
  • Last updated
  • Today
1 Citi 42,113.29 211 6.63%
2 Bank of America Merrill Lynch 41,206.10 165 6.49%
3 JPMorgan 36,462.94 178 5.74%
4 HSBC 27,798.67 162 4.38%
5 Morgan Stanley 27,224.67 154 4.29%

Bookrunners of Dollar Denominated FIG

Rank Lead Manager Amount $m No of issues Share %
  • Last updated
  • Today
1 Bank of America Merrill Lynch 33,960.13 135 11.85%
2 Citi 33,121.38 164 11.55%
3 JPMorgan 29,312.27 137 10.23%
4 Morgan Stanley 19,909.37 108 6.95%
5 Goldman Sachs 17,936.95 177 6.26%

Bookrunners of Euro Denominated Covered Bond Above €500m

Rank Lead Manager Amount $m No of issues Share %
  • Last updated
  • Today
1 LBBW 5,089.85 19 7.10%
2 Natixis 4,918.89 18 6.86%
3 HSBC 4,323.51 15 6.03%
4 Credit Agricole CIB 4,174.25 17 5.82%
5 UniCredit 4,163.16 19 5.81%

Global FIG Revenue

Rank Lead Manager Amount $m No of issues Share %
  • Last updated
  • Today
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 Credit Agricole CIB 3,549.81 11 11.28%
2 UBS 3,334.58 12 10.60%
3 Barclays 3,229.69 10 10.26%
4 BNP Paribas 2,554.19 12 8.12%
5 HSBC 1,977.94 14 6.29%