Hope amid IG bond activity softening

Though there has been little activity so far this week, corporate bond market participants won’t rule out bond issuance — especially if last year is anything to go by.

  • By Silas Brown
  • 31 Jul 2019

“We’re probably reaching peak quietness this week and next. The market’s still receptive, but I think people may be taking it easy and heading for holidays,” said one global head of syndicate in London, while prefacing that he would “never say never” with bond issuance.

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All Corporate Bonds

Rank Lead Manager Amount $m No of issues Share %
  • Last updated
  • Today
1 JPMorgan 92,027.71 455 5.78%
2 Citi 84,450.96 433 5.30%
3 Bank of America Merrill Lynch 82,050.59 418 5.15%
4 Barclays 72,658.86 310 4.56%
5 Goldman Sachs 60,943.77 295 3.83%

Bookrunners of Euro Denominated Corporate IG Bonds

Rank Lead Manager Amount $m No of issues Share %
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  • Today
1 Barclays 20,742.43 55 8.42%
2 BNP Paribas 16,618.78 95 6.74%
3 SG Corporate & Investment Banking 15,444.68 68 6.27%
4 Deutsche Bank 15,425.41 75 6.26%
5 Bank of America Merrill Lynch 14,210.20 46 5.77%

Bookrunners of European HY Bonds

Rank Lead Manager Amount €m No of issues Share %
  • Last updated
  • Today
1 Citi 4,728.01 24 9.17%
2 JPMorgan 3,649.83 29 7.08%
3 Deutsche Bank 3,638.27 22 7.05%
4 Barclays 3,441.80 22 6.67%
5 Goldman Sachs 3,389.62 26 6.57%

Bookrunners of Dollar Denominated HY Bonds

Rank Lead Manager Amount $m No of issues Share %
  • Last updated
  • Today
1 Citi 18,847.11 143 9.43%
2 JPMorgan 18,279.02 147 9.15%
3 Goldman Sachs 14,831.56 109 7.42%
4 Bank of America Merrill Lynch 14,255.85 117 7.13%
5 Morgan Stanley 12,912.93 86 6.46%

Bookrunners of European Corporate IG Bonds

Rank Lead Manager Amount $m No of issues Share %
  • Last updated
  • Today
1 BNP Paribas 16,729.40 94 5.69%
2 SG Corporate & Investment Banking 15,447.25 71 5.26%
3 Barclays 15,378.47 64 5.23%
4 JPMorgan 15,198.08 67 5.17%
5 Citi 14,790.34 69 5.03%