Italy rebuffs EU warnings with new 2040 benchmark

Italy has surprised the market by hitting screens with a new 20 year euro benchmark trade while it is facing disciplinary action from the European Union for having excessive debt.

  • By Mike Turner
  • 12 Jun 2019

“That’s some chutzpah,” said one investor considering the transaction.

The European Commission has recommended initiating an Excessive Deficit Procedure against Italy because of its elevated and rising public debt, which is at around 132% of GDP, according to Moody’s.

Triple-B rated Italy announced the ...

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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%