FIG market near the top, analysts fear

FIG bond issuers this year have been enjoying favourable conditions and heavy demand, but there is growing scepticism that it will continue. Some analysts believe spreads and new issue premiums cannot shrink much further.

  • By David Freitas
  • 08 May 2019

Although the financial institutions primary bond market has seen little activity this week, banks have enjoyed oversubscribed deals and tightening spreads so far this year.

Bank investment grade issuance reached a volume of around €11bn over 16 deals in April, according to Dealogic. Almost €58bn has been issued ...

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Bookrunners of Global Covered Bonds

Rank Lead Manager Amount $m No of issues Share %
  • Last updated
  • Today
1 UniCredit 8,193.67 66 6.33%
2 HSBC 7,294.00 37 5.64%
3 LBBW 7,113.47 40 5.50%
4 Natixis 5,933.30 28 4.59%
5 Barclays 5,557.78 30 4.30%

Bookrunners of Global FIG

Rank Lead Manager Amount $m No of issues Share %
  • Last updated
  • Today
1 Citi 41,680.75 203 6.73%
2 Bank of America Merrill Lynch 40,562.85 159 6.55%
3 JPMorgan 36,060.66 173 5.83%
4 Morgan Stanley 27,211.37 152 4.40%
5 HSBC 26,976.28 152 4.36%

Bookrunners of Dollar Denominated FIG

Rank Lead Manager Amount $m No of issues Share %
  • Last updated
  • Today
1 Bank of America Merrill Lynch 33,706.12 132 12.03%
2 Citi 32,800.44 157 11.71%
3 JPMorgan 29,132.92 134 10.40%
4 Morgan Stanley 19,896.07 106 7.10%
5 Goldman Sachs 17,708.90 174 6.32%

Bookrunners of Euro Denominated Covered Bond Above €500m

Rank Lead Manager Amount $m No of issues Share %
  • Last updated
  • Today
1 Natixis 4,918.89 18 7.00%
2 LBBW 4,741.33 18 6.74%
3 Credit Agricole CIB 4,174.25 17 5.94%
4 UniCredit 4,163.16 19 5.92%
5 HSBC 3,974.99 14 5.65%

Global FIG Revenue

Rank Lead Manager Amount $m No of issues Share %
  • Last updated
  • Today
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 3,549.81 11 11.48%
2 UBS 3,334.58 12 10.78%
3 Barclays 3,229.69 10 10.44%
4 BNP Paribas 2,554.19 12 8.26%
5 HSBC 1,877.94 13 6.07%