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 Citi 30,641.00 149 5.60%
2 JPMorgan 30,261.62 151 5.53%
3 Barclays 29,332.65 109 5.36%
4 Bank of America Merrill Lynch 29,326.65 141 5.36%
5 Deutsche Bank 24,940.96 113 4.56%

Bookrunners of Euro Denominated Corporate IG Bonds

Rank Lead Manager Amount $m No of issues Share %
  • Last updated
  • Today
1 Barclays 10,392.67 24 10.30%
2 Bank of America Merrill Lynch 8,134.48 23 8.06%
3 Deutsche Bank 7,164.21 34 7.10%
4 SG Corporate & Investment Banking 6,134.64 22 6.08%
5 Santander 5,833.12 20 5.78%

Bookrunners of European HY Bonds

Rank Lead Manager Amount €m No of issues Share %
  • Last updated
  • Today
1 Citi 849.80 7 9.30%
2 JPMorgan 703.06 6 7.69%
3 Deutsche Bank 636.38 4 6.97%
4 BNP Paribas 604.64 5 6.62%
5 Goldman Sachs 489.41 4 5.36%

Bookrunners of Dollar Denominated HY Bonds

Rank Lead Manager Amount $m No of issues Share %
  • Last updated
  • Today
1 Citi 7,643.05 50 10.93%
2 JPMorgan 6,601.02 49 9.44%
3 Bank of America Merrill Lynch 5,031.63 36 7.19%
4 Goldman Sachs 4,767.07 33 6.81%
5 Credit Suisse 4,456.07 30 6.37%

Bookrunners of European Corporate IG Bonds

Rank Lead Manager Amount $m No of issues Share %
  • Last updated
  • Today
1 Barclays 6,765.45 25 5.73%
2 JPMorgan 6,113.92 21 5.18%
3 Deutsche Bank 6,075.14 29 5.15%
4 Citi 5,875.57 20 4.98%
5 SG Corporate & Investment Banking 5,755.14 21 4.88%