Credit market sails close to Brexit rocks without a care

Corporate debt markets are behaving as if Brexit didn’t exist. Issuers are swimming in demand that astonishes seasoned observers — and market participants, though they may be scratching their heads in puzzlement at the UK’s erratic career, are unanimous that business can go full steam ahead.

  • By Jon Hay, Silas Brown, Toby Fildes
  • 13 Mar 2019
“What’s there to worry about?” said the head of syndicate at one investment bank, the morning after the House of Commons rejected the UK’s withdrawal agreement from the EU. “We’re now going to end up with a big, nice, juicy, soft Brexit. I always said Brexit was never ...

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All Corporate Bonds

Rank Lead Manager Amount $m No of issues Share %
  • Last updated
  • Today
1 JPMorgan 63,638.20 320 5.50%
2 Citi 61,594.87 312 5.32%
3 Bank of America Merrill Lynch 58,102.24 302 5.02%
4 Barclays 52,575.66 225 4.54%
5 Morgan Stanley 43,529.34 258 3.76%

Bookrunners of Euro Denominated Corporate IG Bonds

Rank Lead Manager Amount $m No of issues Share %
  • Last updated
  • Today
1 Barclays 15,876.49 41 8.34%
2 SG Corporate & Investment Banking 13,019.90 51 6.84%
3 BNP Paribas 11,878.71 66 6.24%
4 Deutsche Bank 11,724.81 58 6.16%
5 Citi 11,357.77 51 5.97%

Bookrunners of European HY Bonds

Rank Lead Manager Amount €m No of issues Share %
  • Last updated
  • Today
1 Deutsche Bank 2,970.40 18 8.44%
2 Citi 2,605.77 18 7.40%
3 BNP Paribas 2,567.12 24 7.29%
4 JPMorgan 2,467.56 18 7.01%
5 Goldman Sachs 1,928.73 16 5.48%

Bookrunners of Dollar Denominated HY Bonds

Rank Lead Manager Amount $m No of issues Share %
  • Last updated
  • Today
1 JPMorgan 13,711.91 110 9.94%
2 Citi 12,738.91 102 9.24%
3 Goldman Sachs 9,904.15 73 7.18%
4 Bank of America Merrill Lynch 9,863.78 84 7.15%
5 Morgan Stanley 8,144.98 61 5.90%

Bookrunners of European Corporate IG Bonds

Rank Lead Manager Amount $m No of issues Share %
  • Last updated
  • Today
1 SG Corporate & Investment Banking 12,394.33 52 5.61%
2 Citi 11,958.92 50 5.42%
3 BNP Paribas 11,494.66 63 5.21%
4 Barclays 10,331.55 45 4.68%
5 JPMorgan 10,244.52 43 4.64%