FIG investors’ search for yield reaches fever pitch

The fall in absolute yields to new record lows has heightened investors’ search for FIG bonds that offer an attractive pick-up. As a result, investors have favoured higher yielding senior non-preferred transactions from the eurozone periphery, ultra-long dated covered bonds and higher yielding central European and Asian covered bonds. By contrast, demand for lower yielding core European covered bonds, while still healthy, has begun to wane following the exuberant levels of demand witnessed in May.

  • By Bill Thornhill
  • 12 Jun 2019

Outright yields continued to fall over the past week with the 10 year composite Bund yield hitting a new record low of minus 0.26% in the past week. Consequently, CreditSights this week upgraded its recommendation on European senior non-preferred debt from “Market Perform” to “Outperform”.

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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%