Dollar market pauses, then decides not to fret about Trump

The dollar corporate bond market showed its resilience this week as issuance rebounded, despite the US-China trade turmoil. “Trump, Trump, Trump,” was how one syndicate manager explained the reasons for the return of volatility as high grade credit markets see-sawed with the President’s mood swings.

  • By David Rothnie
  • 16 May 2019
According to Bank of America Merrill Lynch, average high grade spreads have widened by 7bp since President Trump threatened new tariffs on China nearly two weeks ago, prompting borrowers to postpone deal announcements on Monday. But sentiment improved somewhat after tweets from the President signalling that tariffs on ...

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All Corporate Bonds

Rank Lead Manager Amount $m No of issues Share %
  • Last updated
  • Today
1 Citi 53,309.01 260 5.44%
2 JPMorgan 52,801.34 266 5.39%
3 Bank of America Merrill Lynch 49,055.75 248 5.00%
4 Barclays 46,218.62 191 4.72%
5 Deutsche Bank 38,030.40 188 3.88%

Bookrunners of Euro Denominated Corporate IG Bonds

Rank Lead Manager Amount $m No of issues Share %
  • Last updated
  • Today
1 Barclays 13,811.36 35 9.04%
2 Deutsche Bank 9,981.06 50 6.53%
3 SG Corporate & Investment Banking 9,691.46 38 6.34%
4 BNP Paribas 9,682.74 53 6.34%
5 Citi 9,642.83 43 6.31%

Bookrunners of European HY Bonds

Rank Lead Manager Amount €m No of issues Share %
  • Last updated
  • Today
1 Deutsche Bank 2,271.07 14 7.96%
2 JPMorgan 2,260.62 16 7.93%
3 BNP Paribas 2,167.79 20 7.60%
4 Citi 1,935.99 15 6.79%
5 Goldman Sachs 1,890.62 15 6.63%

Bookrunners of Dollar Denominated HY Bonds

Rank Lead Manager Amount $m No of issues Share %
  • Last updated
  • Today
1 JPMorgan 12,355.10 94 10.25%
2 Citi 11,234.36 86 9.32%
3 Goldman Sachs 8,483.82 60 7.04%
4 Bank of America Merrill Lynch 8,389.21 68 6.96%
5 Morgan Stanley 7,524.77 55 6.24%

Bookrunners of European Corporate IG Bonds

Rank Lead Manager Amount $m No of issues Share %
  • Last updated
  • Today
1 Citi 9,829.57 39 5.56%
2 SG Corporate & Investment Banking 9,247.20 39 5.23%
3 BNP Paribas 8,968.95 50 5.07%
4 Barclays 8,821.97 38 4.99%
5 Deutsche Bank 8,284.69 47 4.68%