North American banks come back to Europe as funding costs flatten

The cost of funding in euros or sterling has swung back into favour for dollar-focused financial institutions in recent months, heralding the return of several North American banks to the market, including Morgan Stanley and Wells Fargo.

  • By Tyler Davies
  • 25 Apr 2019

Morgan Stanley hit the market on Wednesday with its first fixed rate transaction in euros since October 2017.

It began by offering a spread in the 85bp area over mid-swaps when it opened books on a 2024 senior bond, callable in July 2023.

But strong demand allowed the US issuer ...

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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 5.81%
2 HSBC 10,220.20 53 5.78%
3 LBBW 8,393.04 48 4.74%
4 Natixis 7,239.94 37 4.09%
5 Barclays 7,218.44 37 4.08%

Bookrunners of Global FIG

Rank Lead Manager Amount $m No of issues Share %
  • Last updated
  • Today
1 Bank of America Merrill Lynch 59,952.99 273 6.02%
2 JPMorgan 58,540.64 307 5.88%
3 Citi 54,631.10 308 5.49%
4 Morgan Stanley 46,055.63 247 4.63%
5 Goldman Sachs 40,887.95 358 4.11%

Bookrunners of Dollar Denominated FIG

Rank Lead Manager Amount $m No of issues Share %
  • Last updated
  • Today
1 Bank of America Merrill Lynch 49,144.70 229 11.28%
2 JPMorgan 47,098.24 238 10.81%
3 Citi 43,129.12 240 9.90%
4 Morgan Stanley 35,486.82 174 8.14%
5 Goldman Sachs 31,020.38 303 7.12%

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 13.55%
2 UBS 4,233.38 20 9.30%
3 BNP Paribas 3,880.04 17 8.52%
4 Credit Agricole CIB 3,549.81 11 7.80%
5 Credit Suisse 2,989.22 12 6.57%