Strong sterling market shows no sign of stopping, Brexit or not

Theresa May may not have brought any further clarity to the UK’s Brexit agreement, but that is not causing any issues for investors and issuers in the sterling corporate bond market. On Tuesday, two more deals were priced: one from a UK issuer, one from a European.

  • By Nigel Owen
  • 05 Feb 2019

Volkswagen and National Grid both plugged into demand from UK investors the previous week and the Anglo-German relationship remained strong when German railway operator Deutsche Bahn and UK water company United Utilities both sold deals on Tuesday.

“The sterling market is clearly doing very well at ...

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All Corporate Bonds

Rank Lead Manager Amount $m No of issues Share %
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1 Citi 17,784.21 75 7.14%
2 Barclays 14,324.58 54 5.75%
3 JPMorgan 13,665.52 61 5.49%
4 Deutsche Bank 13,421.96 54 5.39%
5 Goldman Sachs 12,418.02 52 4.99%

Bookrunners of Euro Denominated Corporate IG Bonds

Rank Lead Manager Amount $m No of issues Share %
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1 SG Corporate & Investment Banking 4,045.97 15 8.02%
2 Citi 3,792.90 15 7.52%
3 Deutsche Bank 3,350.30 14 6.64%
4 Barclays 3,308.76 11 6.56%
5 Credit Agricole CIB 3,046.24 15 6.04%

Bookrunners of European HY Bonds

Rank Lead Manager Amount €m No of issues Share %
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1 Citi 397.10 3 12.77%
2 JPMorgan 300.50 3 9.66%
3 Deutsche Bank 200.50 2 6.45%
4 Credit Agricole CIB 193.60 2 6.22%
5 UBS 187.50 2 6.03%

Bookrunners of Dollar Denominated HY Bonds

Rank Lead Manager Amount $m No of issues Share %
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1 Citi 3,219.24 22 10.20%
2 JPMorgan 2,544.70 20 8.06%
3 Credit Suisse 2,364.95 15 7.49%
4 Goldman Sachs 2,331.78 17 7.39%
5 Barclays 2,307.33 19 7.31%

Bookrunners of European Corporate IG Bonds

Rank Lead Manager Amount $m No of issues Share %
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1 Barclays 4,228.88 14 6.60%
2 Citi 4,092.60 11 6.39%
3 SG Corporate & Investment Banking 3,771.05 15 5.89%
4 Deutsche Bank 3,663.73 11 5.72%
5 Bank of America Merrill Lynch 3,179.12 11 4.96%