Covered bond spreads to widen as investors take profits

Covered bond spreads have tightened a long way since the year began and, with risk aversion creeping up, it is likely that new issue premiums will rise too, particularly since some investors will be inclined to book profits.

  • By Bill Thornhill
  • 29 May 2019

New issue premiums, which had been negligible at the start of May, have begun to widen. Deals issued this week from Swedish Covered Bond Corporation (SCBC) and UniCredit Bank Austria offered a concession of around 2bp. 

And with the rates market likely to remain turbulent over the foreseeable future, ...

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Bookrunners of Global Covered Bonds

Rank Lead Manager Amount $m No of issues Share %
  • Last updated
  • Today
1 UniCredit 8,974.41 77 6.09%
2 HSBC 8,340.23 42 5.66%
3 LBBW 8,280.86 47 5.62%
4 Barclays 6,490.00 33 4.40%
5 Natixis 6,473.22 31 4.39%

Bookrunners of Global FIG

Rank Lead Manager Amount $m No of issues Share %
  • Last updated
  • Today
1 Citi 45,058.32 233 6.16%
2 Bank of America Merrill Lynch 44,674.73 196 6.11%
3 JPMorgan 41,883.11 213 5.73%
4 Morgan Stanley 30,571.71 174 4.18%
5 HSBC 30,388.49 180 4.16%

Bookrunners of Dollar Denominated FIG

Rank Lead Manager Amount $m No of issues Share %
  • Last updated
  • Today
1 Bank of America Merrill Lynch 36,341.87 161 11.22%
2 Citi 35,156.35 178 10.85%
3 JPMorgan 32,810.27 159 10.13%
4 Morgan Stanley 22,387.28 122 6.91%
5 Wells Fargo Securities 22,079.88 94 6.82%

Bookrunners of Euro Denominated Covered Bond Above €500m

Rank Lead Manager Amount $m No of issues Share %
  • Last updated
  • Today
1 Natixis 5,346.40 20 6.84%
2 LBBW 5,291.48 20 6.77%
3 HSBC 4,549.39 16 5.82%
4 Deutsche Bank 4,534.04 16 5.80%
5 Credit Agricole CIB 4,493.73 19 5.75%

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 Barclays 5,933.32 13 16.41%
2 UBS 3,578.43 14 9.90%
3 Credit Agricole CIB 3,549.81 11 9.82%
4 BNP Paribas 2,554.19 12 7.07%
5 HSBC 1,977.94 14 5.47%