Covered bond issuers turn to PP market

Although the public covered bond market was quiet over the second half of this week, several issuers have been busy working on private placements in the year so far. These deals have been driven by reverse enquiry from insurance firms looking for safe, ultra-long dated investments that meet return targets.

  • By Bill Thornhill
  • 17 Jan 2019

Insurance companies have a natural need for long-dated assets that can help match their liability profiles. As such, 20 year benchmark deals are not unknown in the covered bond market, with several high profile issuers hitting this tenor last year.

However, demand for that sort of duration ...

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Bookrunners of Global Covered Bonds

Rank Lead Manager Amount $m No of issues Share %
  • Last updated
  • Today
1 UniCredit 10,283.03 88 6.01%
2 HSBC 9,924.14 51 5.80%
3 LBBW 8,393.04 48 4.91%
4 Natixis 7,239.94 37 4.23%
5 UBS 7,025.55 38 4.11%

Bookrunners of Global FIG

Rank Lead Manager Amount $m No of issues Share %
  • Last updated
  • Today
1 Bank of America Merrill Lynch 55,206.99 242 6.09%
2 JPMorgan 52,212.25 269 5.76%
3 Citi 52,120.64 279 5.75%
4 Morgan Stanley 40,788.75 219 4.50%
5 HSBC 36,149.72 224 3.99%

Bookrunners of Dollar Denominated FIG

Rank Lead Manager Amount $m No of issues Share %
  • Last updated
  • Today
1 Bank of America Merrill Lynch 45,511.73 199 11.65%
2 JPMorgan 41,640.01 205 10.65%
3 Citi 40,920.97 214 10.47%
4 Morgan Stanley 30,035.65 150 7.69%
5 Goldman Sachs 27,561.22 260 7.05%

Bookrunners of Euro Denominated Covered Bond Above €500m

Rank Lead Manager Amount $m No of issues Share %
  • Last updated
  • Today
1 Natixis 5,939.43 23 6.77%
2 LBBW 5,403.66 21 6.16%
3 UniCredit 5,082.55 24 5.79%
4 HSBC 5,076.13 19 5.78%
5 Credit Agricole CIB 4,965.07 22 5.66%

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 Barclays 6,170.54 15 14.33%
2 UBS 4,233.38 20 9.83%
3 BNP Paribas 3,846.71 16 8.93%
4 Credit Agricole CIB 3,549.81 11 8.24%
5 HSBC 2,321.22 16 5.39%