SSAs reap rewards from ‘treating sterling as core’

The UK’s future may be impossible to fathom as the beyond-satirical story of Brexit drags on, but public sector borrowers printing in the country’s currency can be certain that this will be a year of tumbling records, with volumes soaring and average sizes rocketing. While strong technical factors are behind much of the demand, some SSA bankers say that a willingness by issuers to treat execution in the currency like that in euros and dollars has bolstered sterling’s standing.

  • By Craig McGlashan
  • 14 Feb 2019
Two weeks into February, this year’s sterling issuance from non-UK SSAs has already reached the highest volume levels ever seen for a quarter. Supply kept coming this week, taking the total to £15.2bn ($19.45bn) — around £3bn below the highest ever half-year period which was set in the ...

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European Sovereign Bonds

Rank Lead Manager Amount €m No of issues Share %
  • Last updated
  • Today
1 JPMorgan 15,102.75 23 11.63%
2 Citi 11,763.38 18 9.06%
3 HSBC 11,564.92 14 8.91%
4 BNP Paribas 9,906.17 16 7.63%
5 SG Corporate & Investment Banking 9,565.12 12 7.37%

Dollar Denominated SSA (Excl US Agency)

Rank Lead Manager Amount $m No of issues Share %
  • Last updated
  • Today
1 Citi 23,461.64 54 12.57%
2 JPMorgan 20,571.04 52 11.02%
3 HSBC 13,157.98 33 7.05%
4 Barclays 12,625.49 27 6.76%
5 Bank of America Merrill Lynch 11,422.03 45 6.12%

Bookrunners of Euro Denominated SSA (Excl US Agency)

Rank Lead Manager Amount $m No of issues Share %
  • Last updated
  • 24 Jun 2019
1 JPMorgan 31,436.76 66 10.17%
2 BNP Paribas 22,100.37 48 7.15%
3 HSBC 21,914.95 64 7.09%
4 Credit Agricole CIB 21,079.26 45 6.82%
5 Goldman Sachs 18,835.39 35 6.10%

Bookrunners of Global SSA (Excl US Agency)

Rank Lead Manager Amount $m No of issues Share %
  • Last updated
  • Today
1 JPMorgan 57,633.58 256 8.20%
2 HSBC 45,929.32 164 6.53%
3 Citi 44,545.75 126 6.34%
4 Barclays 36,783.87 127 5.23%
5 BNP Paribas 31,141.90 110 4.43%