Westpac reopens dollar covered bonds

Westpac has issued the first dollar covered bond of the year, and its first in that currency in more than two years. The borrower took advantage of a quiet market to issue a sizeable $2bn five year deal that provided a considerable cost saving to senior unsecured — sending a strong signal to other issuers.

  • By Bill Thornhill
  • 08 Jan 2019

Westpac issued the $2bn five year at 58bp over mid-swaps from guidance of 60bp area on Monday. Joint leads on the deal were TD Securities,RBC Capital Markets, HSBC and Westpac.

Although the cost of funding was slightly higher than what it could have theoretically ...

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Bookrunners of Global Covered Bonds

Rank Lead Manager Amount $m No of issues Share %
  • Last updated
  • Today
1 HSBC 2,007.05 8 8.12%
2 Barclays 1,682.54 7 6.80%
3 UniCredit 1,541.65 8 6.23%
4 RBC Capital Markets 1,529.57 5 6.18%
5 Credit Agricole CIB 1,434.09 6 5.80%

Bookrunners of Global FIG

Rank Lead Manager Amount $m No of issues Share %
  • Last updated
  • Today
1 BNP Paribas 3,573.83 6 8.48%
2 Citi 3,051.22 10 7.24%
3 SG Corporate & Investment Banking 2,824.93 5 6.70%
4 UBS 2,457.01 8 5.83%
5 Bank of America Merrill Lynch 2,427.85 8 5.76%

Bookrunners of Dollar Denominated FIG

Rank Lead Manager Amount $m No of issues Share %
  • Last updated
  • Today
1 BNP Paribas 2,661.03 2 13.95%
2 JPMorgan 2,252.50 9 11.81%
3 Goldman Sachs 2,017.50 5 10.58%
4 Bank of America Merrill Lynch 1,985.76 6 10.41%
5 Citi 1,860.53 7 9.75%

Bookrunners of Euro Denominated Covered Bond Above €500m

Rank Lead Manager Amount $m No of issues Share %
  • Last updated
  • Today
1 Natixis 1,277.72 4 8.80%
2 Barclays 1,252.42 5 8.62%
3 Credit Agricole CIB 1,206.85 4 8.31%
4 SG Corporate & Investment Banking 1,183.61 4 8.15%
5 UniCredit 1,182.66 4 8.14%

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 JPMorgan 201.08 2 18.64%
1 Bank of America Merrill Lynch 201.08 2 18.64%
3 UniCredit 113.58 1 10.53%
3 SG Corporate & Investment Banking 113.58 1 10.53%
3 Citi 113.58 1 10.53%