Investors flock to ABN’s 20 year as asset purchase programme fears grow

ABN Amro returned to the covered bond market on Monday to issue the largest 20 year transaction so far in 2019. Banks have increasingly found favour in placing deals with the ultra-long maturities, amid renewed speculation that the European Central Bank could restart asset purchases.

  • By Bill Thornhill
  • 15 Apr 2019

ABN Amro hit the euro on Monday to issue a €750m covered bond due April 23, 2039. 

The Dutch bank attracted demand of €1.9bn in two hours, pricing its deal with a 1bp concession to the curve at 11bp over mid-swaps.

Joint lead managers ABN Amro, BayernLB, Credit Suisse, ...

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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 6.35%
2 LBBW 6,339.70 36 5.80%
3 UniCredit 6,316.04 54 5.78%
4 Natixis 5,053.55 24 4.63%
5 Barclays 4,895.61 26 4.48%

Bookrunners of Global FIG

Rank Lead Manager Amount $m No of issues Share %
  • Last updated
  • Today
1 Citi 35,201.33 164 7.16%
2 Bank of America Merrill Lynch 32,418.51 127 6.59%
3 JPMorgan 31,248.29 145 6.35%
4 Morgan Stanley 22,451.55 125 4.56%
5 Goldman Sachs 19,338.59 182 3.93%

Bookrunners of Dollar Denominated FIG

Rank Lead Manager Amount $m No of issues Share %
  • Last updated
  • Today
1 Bank of America Merrill Lynch 28,574.49 103 12.34%
2 Citi 27,077.87 127 11.69%
3 JPMorgan 24,882.45 113 10.74%
4 Morgan Stanley 18,061.83 88 7.80%
5 Goldman Sachs 15,101.12 157 6.52%

Bookrunners of Euro Denominated Covered Bond Above €500m

Rank Lead Manager Amount $m No of issues Share %
  • Last updated
  • Today
1 LBBW 4,185.21 16 7.11%
2 Natixis 4,178.19 15 7.09%
3 HSBC 3,974.99 14 6.75%
4 Credit Agricole CIB 3,687.68 15 6.26%
5 Deutsche Bank 3,304.65 12 5.61%

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 11.28%
2 Barclays 3,229.69 10 11.08%
3 UBS 3,210.90 11 11.02%
4 BNP Paribas 2,554.19 12 8.76%
5 HSBC 1,754.26 12 6.02%