Dollars up to speed as SSAs break records

Dollar SSA issuance picked up in earnest this week after a slower than usual start to the year, with a rich variety of borrowers printing deals, some in record size or with record books. Conditions are such that SSA bankers are confident supply will keep coming and demand stay high for the next few weeks — cheering news for one sovereign issuer looking to make a comeback in the currency.

  • By Craig McGlashan
  • 17 Jan 2019

Italy this week sold its largest ever syndicated BTP (see separate story) but is also moving ahead with plans to return to the dollar market for the first time since 2010 —first revealed by GlobalCapital in December 2017.

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European Sovereign Bonds

Rank Lead Manager Amount €m No of issues Share %
  • Last updated
  • Today
1 JPMorgan 11,313.87 13 14.29%
2 Citi 7,613.24 10 9.61%
3 HSBC 7,509.50 7 9.48%
4 BNP Paribas 7,165.31 9 9.05%
5 Credit Agricole CIB 6,754.94 7 8.53%

Dollar Denominated SSA (Excl US Agency)

Rank Lead Manager Amount $m No of issues Share %
  • Last updated
  • Today
1 Citi 12,172.38 24 14.18%
2 JPMorgan 9,485.94 18 11.05%
3 Barclays 7,464.36 14 8.69%
4 HSBC 6,884.61 11 8.02%
5 Bank of America Merrill Lynch 5,863.94 19 6.83%

Bookrunners of Euro Denominated SSA (Excl US Agency)

Rank Lead Manager Amount $m No of issues Share %
  • Last updated
  • Today
1 JPMorgan 17,561.05 26 11.38%
2 Credit Agricole CIB 14,775.81 20 9.58%
3 HSBC 13,041.21 24 8.45%
4 SG Corporate & Investment Banking 10,788.22 13 6.99%
5 Barclays 10,649.23 15 6.90%

Bookrunners of Global SSA (Excl US Agency)

Rank Lead Manager Amount $m No of issues Share %
  • Last updated
  • Today
1 JPMorgan 28,792.95 80 9.21%
2 HSBC 23,647.79 60 7.56%
3 Citi 22,628.84 48 7.24%
4 Barclays 22,241.46 52 7.11%
5 Bank of America Merrill Lynch 16,988.39 47 5.43%