Danske finds benefits in going green despite money laundering scandal

Danske Bank attracted impressive levels of demand for its debut green bond on Tuesday and managed to price the deal flat to fair value. Market participants said that green-specific accounts will have helped the transaction gain momentum, even if funds with environmental, social and governance (ESG) mandates are still smarting over the bank’s alleged involvement in a high profile money laundering scandal.

  • By Tyler Davies
  • 12 Mar 2019

Danske Bank opened books on a €500m five year non-preferred senior deal through ABN Amro, BNP Paribas, Crédit Agricole, Danske Bank and ING on Tuesday, having been on a roadshow to market its debut green bond to investors over the past week.

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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%