SG and CM-CIC covered bonds win top marks, Caffil has scope to improve

Société Générale’s €1bn eight year and Credi-Mutuel CIC’s €1bn five year are leading the way with the highest mark of all French covered bonds issued this year on GC Bond Marker. But with the survey still open on Caffil’s recent €1bn 10 year social debut, these two issuers could well be knocked off the top spot.

  • By Bill Thornhill
  • 21 Feb 2019
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GC BondMarker is a new tool for the covered bond market, exclusive to GlobalCapital, which rates the success of covered bonds on a scale of zero to 10 across a range of criteria: timing, pricing and distribution (*).

Nine French euro benchmarks have been issued so far this year, of which six were €1bn or more. SG’s €1bn January 2027 and Credit Mutuel CIC’s €1bn April 2024 have led the way do far scoring 9.26 each.

Both deals have performed by at least two cash points in the week after they were launched, they both attracted more than 100 investors and they both managed sizeable oversubscription ratios: 3x for SG and 2.7x for CM-CIC.

However, as the survey is only open for a two-week period for each deal, market participants can no longer vote on this pair. 

They can however still vote on BPCE’s €1.75bn September 2027 and Caffil’s inaugural social covered bond, a €1bn February 2027.

With a €2.6bn order book and 110 investors, Caffil’s transaction stands out, not least because it was the first French covered bond to raise funds for a social cause, as well as being the issuer’s first.

At €1.75bn, BPCE’s deal was notable for its size and although the order book was only 1.2 times subscribed, the deal has managed to tighten 1bp since launch.

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Half of the mark is derived from a survey based on the average score given by market participants. 

The other half of the mark is automatically calculated using a range of metrics — such as the deal’s subscription ratio, its performance, the granularity of the order book and the transaction’s size (see here for more details). The score for each deal can be found in the Covered Bonds Priced Deals Database.   

  • By Bill Thornhill
  • 21 Feb 2019

Bookrunners of Global Covered Bonds

Rank Lead Manager Amount $m No of issues Share %
  • Last updated
  • Today
1 HSBC 6,314.80 30 6.53%
2 UniCredit 5,757.33 48 5.95%
3 LBBW 5,650.96 32 5.84%
4 Natixis 4,708.38 22 4.87%
5 Credit Agricole CIB 4,632.01 23 4.79%

Bookrunners of Global FIG

Rank Lead Manager Amount $m No of issues Share %
  • Last updated
  • Today
1 Citi 25,305.84 121 7.02%
2 JPMorgan 24,280.35 106 6.73%
3 Bank of America Merrill Lynch 21,984.95 88 6.10%
4 Morgan Stanley 19,748.28 103 5.48%
5 Goldman Sachs 18,121.76 154 5.03%

Bookrunners of Dollar Denominated FIG

Rank Lead Manager Amount $m No of issues Share %
  • Last updated
  • Today
1 Bank of America Merrill Lynch 20,187.92 74 10.92%
2 Citi 20,047.19 95 10.84%
3 JPMorgan 19,459.84 84 10.52%
4 Morgan Stanley 16,529.18 77 8.94%
5 Goldman Sachs 15,636.39 136 8.46%

Bookrunners of Euro Denominated Covered Bond Above €500m

Rank Lead Manager Amount $m No of issues Share %
  • Last updated
  • Today
1 Natixis 3,944.55 14 7.40%
2 HSBC 3,694.64 13 6.93%
3 LBBW 3,692.39 14 6.93%
4 Credit Agricole CIB 3,687.68 15 6.92%
5 Deutsche Bank 3,304.65 12 6.20%

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 Credit Agricole CIB 3,286.19 8 13.95%
2 UBS 3,110.84 10 13.21%
3 Barclays 2,579.55 5 10.95%
4 BNP Paribas 2,246.30 9 9.54%
5 HSBC 1,533.23 10 6.51%