Corporate bond investors party under dark economic skies

Ask anyone how they feel about the economic outlook, and the answer is likely to be glum. That is certainly the way bond traders and central bankers feel, to judge by the inverted US Treasury yield curve — a traditional harbinger of recession — and dovish gestures by the Fed and European Central Bank.

  • By Alex Radford, Jon Hay
  • 06 Jun 2019

But this weather has proved great for corporate bond issuers. None dared issue on a rocky Monday, but Tuesday and Wednesday were packed with nine deals totalling €9.8bn and Bilfinger and Eutelsat followed on Thursday.

"It’s been a tale of two markets,” said a syndicate banker. “It's primary [bonds] ...

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All Corporate Bonds

Rank Lead Manager Amount $m No of issues Share %
  • Last updated
  • Today
1 JPMorgan 63,638.20 320 5.50%
2 Citi 61,594.87 312 5.32%
3 Bank of America Merrill Lynch 58,102.24 302 5.02%
4 Barclays 52,575.66 225 4.55%
5 Morgan Stanley 43,329.34 257 3.75%

Bookrunners of Euro Denominated Corporate IG Bonds

Rank Lead Manager Amount $m No of issues Share %
  • Last updated
  • Today
1 Barclays 15,876.49 41 8.34%
2 SG Corporate & Investment Banking 13,019.90 51 6.84%
3 BNP Paribas 11,878.71 66 6.24%
4 Deutsche Bank 11,724.81 58 6.16%
5 Citi 11,357.77 51 5.97%

Bookrunners of European HY Bonds

Rank Lead Manager Amount €m No of issues Share %
  • Last updated
  • Today
1 Deutsche Bank 2,970.40 18 8.44%
2 Citi 2,605.77 18 7.40%
3 BNP Paribas 2,567.12 24 7.29%
4 JPMorgan 2,467.56 18 7.01%
5 Goldman Sachs 1,928.73 16 5.48%

Bookrunners of Dollar Denominated HY Bonds

Rank Lead Manager Amount $m No of issues Share %
  • Last updated
  • Today
1 JPMorgan 13,711.91 110 9.94%
2 Citi 12,738.91 102 9.24%
3 Goldman Sachs 9,904.15 73 7.18%
4 Bank of America Merrill Lynch 9,863.78 84 7.15%
5 Morgan Stanley 8,144.98 61 5.90%

Bookrunners of European Corporate IG Bonds

Rank Lead Manager Amount $m No of issues Share %
  • Last updated
  • Today
1 SG Corporate & Investment Banking 12,394.33 52 5.61%
2 Citi 11,958.92 50 5.42%
3 BNP Paribas 11,494.66 63 5.21%
4 Barclays 10,331.55 45 4.68%
5 JPMorgan 10,244.52 43 4.64%