Investment grade back on track but levfin feels bumps from Trump

The looming US-China trade war is stalking European corporate credit markets, though it has not yet made a full-on assault on confidence. Investment grade bond players blamed a quiet start to the week on it, and it seems now to be finally being noticed in high yield land, where opportunistic issues have dried up.

  • By Alex Radford, Owen Sanderson
  • 15 May 2019

Corporate bond bankers and investors put a quiet start to the week for euro investment grade corporate new issues down to concerns about the trade war. 

There were no deals on Monday and everyone else got out of the way to leave room for Fidelity National Information Services' M&A ...

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All Corporate Bonds

Rank Lead Manager Amount $m No of issues Share %
  • Last updated
  • Today
1 JPMorgan 54,441.15 272 5.42%
2 Citi 54,133.78 267 5.39%
3 Bank of America Merrill Lynch 50,995.02 256 5.08%
4 Barclays 47,764.00 195 4.75%
5 Deutsche Bank 38,371.19 190 3.82%

Bookrunners of Euro Denominated Corporate IG Bonds

Rank Lead Manager Amount $m No of issues Share %
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  • Today
1 Barclays 14,831.20 37 9.18%
2 SG Corporate & Investment Banking 11,124.69 41 6.88%
3 Deutsche Bank 10,204.94 51 6.31%
4 Bank of America Merrill Lynch 10,069.16 30 6.23%
5 BNP Paribas 9,682.74 53 5.99%

Bookrunners of European HY Bonds

Rank Lead Manager Amount €m No of issues Share %
  • Last updated
  • Today
1 Deutsche Bank 2,336.07 15 8.07%
2 JPMorgan 2,260.62 16 7.81%
3 BNP Paribas 2,167.79 20 7.49%
4 Citi 1,935.99 15 6.69%
5 Goldman Sachs 1,890.62 15 6.53%

Bookrunners of Dollar Denominated HY Bonds

Rank Lead Manager Amount $m No of issues Share %
  • Last updated
  • Today
1 JPMorgan 12,395.10 95 10.16%
2 Citi 11,358.11 88 9.31%
3 Bank of America Merrill Lynch 8,530.25 71 6.99%
4 Goldman Sachs 8,483.82 60 6.95%
5 Morgan Stanley 7,524.77 55 6.17%

Bookrunners of European Corporate IG Bonds

Rank Lead Manager Amount $m No of issues Share %
  • Last updated
  • Today
1 SG Corporate & Investment Banking 10,680.43 42 5.76%
2 Citi 10,190.79 41 5.50%
3 Barclays 9,097.64 39 4.91%
4 BNP Paribas 8,968.95 50 4.84%
5 Deutsche Bank 8,508.56 48 4.59%