FIG investors show greater caution as trade war rages

Investors in bank bonds were taking profits this week and heading for cover, hoping for better markets before they participate in new deals following the escalation of trade antagonism between the US and China.

  • By David Freitas
  • 15 May 2019

“Tensions around trade negotiations between US and China have an impact on risk premiums,” said one bond investor after credit indices widened. The Markit iTraxx Europe Senior Financials Index widened from 70bp at the start of the month to 83bp on Wednesday.

As the trade discussions between ...

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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
  • 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 3,549.81 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%