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 UniCredit 10,283.03 88 6.01%
2 HSBC 9,924.14 51 5.80%
3 LBBW 8,393.04 48 4.91%
4 Natixis 7,239.94 37 4.23%
5 UBS 7,025.55 38 4.11%

Bookrunners of Global FIG

Rank Lead Manager Amount $m No of issues Share %
  • Last updated
  • Today
1 Bank of America Merrill Lynch 55,206.99 242 6.09%
2 JPMorgan 52,212.25 269 5.76%
3 Citi 52,120.64 279 5.75%
4 Morgan Stanley 40,788.75 219 4.50%
5 HSBC 36,149.72 224 3.99%

Bookrunners of Dollar Denominated FIG

Rank Lead Manager Amount $m No of issues Share %
  • Last updated
  • Today
1 Bank of America Merrill Lynch 45,511.73 199 11.65%
2 JPMorgan 41,640.01 205 10.65%
3 Citi 40,920.97 214 10.47%
4 Morgan Stanley 30,035.65 150 7.69%
5 Goldman Sachs 27,561.22 260 7.05%

Bookrunners of Euro Denominated Covered Bond Above €500m

Rank Lead Manager Amount $m No of issues Share %
  • Last updated
  • Today
1 Natixis 5,939.43 23 6.77%
2 LBBW 5,403.66 21 6.16%
3 UniCredit 5,082.55 24 5.79%
4 HSBC 5,076.13 19 5.78%
5 Credit Agricole CIB 4,965.07 22 5.66%

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 Barclays 6,170.54 15 14.33%
2 UBS 4,233.38 20 9.83%
3 BNP Paribas 3,846.71 16 8.93%
4 Credit Agricole CIB 3,549.81 11 8.24%
5 HSBC 2,321.22 16 5.39%