ESM and EFSF fight to keep bonds liquid

In the wake of changing trading patterns, the European Stability Mechanism and the European Financial Stability Facility have developed methods to keep their bond issues liquid. In this way, the issuers hope they will be more attractive to traditional government bond investors.

  • By Jasper Cox
  • 23 Apr 2019
The ESM tries to ensure it can raise funds quickly in order to fulfil its role as a guarantor of financial stability in the event of a crisis. It pitches itself as a government-style issuer, both when raising for itself and for the EFSF, which no longer provides ...

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European Sovereign Bonds

Rank Lead Manager Amount €m No of issues Share %
  • Last updated
  • Today
1 JPMorgan 13,503.69 19 12.04%
2 Citi 11,025.37 16 9.83%
3 HSBC 10,438.07 12 9.31%
4 BNP Paribas 8,371.12 12 7.46%
5 Barclays 7,970.77 10 7.11%

Dollar Denominated SSA (Excl US Agency)

Rank Lead Manager Amount $m No of issues Share %
  • Last updated
  • Today
1 Citi 20,625.37 46 12.46%
2 JPMorgan 17,187.80 40 10.38%
3 Barclays 12,294.11 26 7.43%
4 HSBC 10,936.92 25 6.61%
5 Deutsche Bank 10,542.52 22 6.37%

Bookrunners of Euro Denominated SSA (Excl US Agency)

Rank Lead Manager Amount $m No of issues Share %
  • Last updated
  • Today
1 JPMorgan 27,113.83 53 10.12%
2 HSBC 20,284.07 58 7.57%
3 Credit Agricole CIB 19,324.03 40 7.21%
4 BNP Paribas 18,161.36 34 6.78%
5 Barclays 17,423.19 37 6.50%

Bookrunners of Global SSA (Excl US Agency)

Rank Lead Manager Amount $m No of issues Share %
  • Last updated
  • Today
1 JPMorgan 48,456.47 210 7.93%
2 HSBC 41,020.86 144 6.72%
3 Citi 40,186.92 114 6.58%
4 Barclays 35,962.48 115 5.89%
5 Deutsche Bank 29,199.14 83 4.78%