Prospect for new IG bonds bleak, despite Daimler splurge

Investors hoping for new investment grade corporate bonds this week may be disappointed, as widening spreads and falling equities make the market less tempting for issuers.

  • By Alex Radford
  • 05 Aug 2019

However, demand is still out there for new notes. Last Thursday, investors poured around €5bn of orders into the most recent euro IG issue, a €3bn four tranche bond from car company Daimler.

“Right now it’s looking quite bleak,” said a corporate bond syndicate banker. “I suspect no one ...

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All Corporate Bonds

Rank Lead Manager Amount $m No of issues Share %
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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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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 %
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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 %
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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%