Virgin Money enjoys solid reception for debut covered bond

Virgin Money issued its debut covered bond on Friday. The deal was well subscribed but it attracted much less demand that two earlier Sonia-linked trades this week, reflecting weakening sentiment among investors.

  • By Bill Thornhill
  • 22 Mar 2019

Virgin Money had taken its debut covered bond on a roadshow in the UK before opening books on Friday. 

The Aaa/—/AAA rated five year sterling benchmark deal was announced with initial guidance of 75bp area over Sonia.

Joint leads BNP Paribas, HSBC, Lloyds Bank,

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Bookrunners of Global Covered Bonds

Rank Lead Manager Amount $m No of issues Share %
  • Last updated
  • Today
1 HSBC 6,931.77 33 6.20%
2 LBBW 6,617.58 37 5.92%
3 UniCredit 6,316.04 54 5.65%
4 Natixis 5,053.55 24 4.52%
5 Barclays 4,929.54 27 4.41%

Bookrunners of Global FIG

Rank Lead Manager Amount $m No of issues Share %
  • Last updated
  • Today
1 Citi 35,600.89 166 6.97%
2 Bank of America Merrill Lynch 32,632.36 129 6.39%
3 JPMorgan 31,763.70 148 6.22%
4 Morgan Stanley 24,368.78 129 4.77%
5 Goldman Sachs 19,750.77 186 3.87%

Bookrunners of Dollar Denominated FIG

Rank Lead Manager Amount $m No of issues Share %
  • Last updated
  • Today
1 Bank of America Merrill Lynch 28,638.78 104 12.08%
2 Citi 27,548.82 130 11.62%
3 JPMorgan 25,397.86 116 10.71%
4 Morgan Stanley 18,293.95 91 7.72%
5 Goldman Sachs 15,513.30 161 6.54%

Bookrunners of Euro Denominated Covered Bond Above €500m

Rank Lead Manager Amount $m No of issues Share %
  • Last updated
  • Today
1 LBBW 4,463.09 17 7.40%
2 Natixis 4,178.19 15 6.93%
3 HSBC 3,974.99 14 6.59%
4 Credit Agricole CIB 3,965.56 16 6.58%
5 Deutsche Bank 3,304.65 12 5.48%

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 3,425.91 10 11.43%
2 UBS 3,334.58 12 11.13%
3 Barclays 3,229.69 10 10.78%
4 BNP Paribas 2,554.19 12 8.52%
5 HSBC 1,877.94 13 6.27%