Minuscule Treasury spreads here to stay for SSAs, say investors

Dollar issuers in the primary public sector bond market are paying some of their tightest ever spreads over US Treasuries, and investors say this is unlikely to change anytime soon as a “wall” of money floods into the market.

  • By Burhan Khadbai, Mike Turner
  • 22 May 2019
The World Bank printed a $4bn three year bond on Tuesday that came at a yield of 2.249% yield – equal to 5.3bp over the 2.125% May 2022 US Treasury. This was the tightest spread to Treasuries in the SSA market since 2012, according to leads and among ...

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European Sovereign Bonds

Rank Lead Manager Amount €m No of issues Share %
  • Last updated
  • Today
1 JPMorgan 14,855.48 22 11.53%
2 HSBC 11,564.92 14 8.97%
3 Citi 11,516.11 17 8.94%
4 BNP Paribas 9,658.90 15 7.50%
5 SG Corporate & Investment Banking 9,565.12 12 7.42%

Dollar Denominated SSA (Excl US Agency)

Rank Lead Manager Amount $m No of issues Share %
  • Last updated
  • Today
1 Citi 22,825.14 52 12.69%
2 JPMorgan 19,716.36 48 10.96%
3 Barclays 12,625.49 27 7.02%
4 HSBC 11,868.27 28 6.60%
5 Deutsche Bank 11,082.27 24 6.16%

Bookrunners of Euro Denominated SSA (Excl US Agency)

Rank Lead Manager Amount $m No of issues Share %
  • Last updated
  • Today
1 JPMorgan 30,754.04 60 10.11%
2 HSBC 21,914.95 64 7.20%
3 Credit Agricole CIB 21,079.26 45 6.93%
4 BNP Paribas 20,894.22 43 6.87%
5 Goldman Sachs 18,777.54 34 6.17%

Bookrunners of Global SSA (Excl US Agency)

Rank Lead Manager Amount $m No of issues Share %
  • Last updated
  • Today
1 JPMorgan 55,898.32 241 8.17%
2 HSBC 44,170.70 155 6.46%
3 Citi 43,504.97 122 6.36%
4 Barclays 36,671.77 126 5.36%
5 Deutsche Bank 29,979.56 91 4.38%