PG&E's riskiest bonds trade strongly despite wildfire claims amassing

PG&E’s high yield bonds are trading above par, even as Chapter 11 bankruptcy proceedings advance at the Californian gas and power company. According to one credit research company, bad news may even be good news for the bondholders.

  • By Karoliina Liimatainen
  • 19 Aug 2019
PG&E's bonds took a hit on Monday after a US bankruptcy judge ruled that it’s up to a jury to decide whether PG&E should pay damages to victims of the Tubbs fire, the second-worst fire in California’s modern history.

But the company’s highest yielding bond, its $3bn 6.05% ...

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Bookrunners of European Leveraged Loans

Rank Lead Manager Amount $m No of issues Share %
  • Last updated
  • Today
1 BNP Paribas 8,888.30 60 6.85%
2 Deutsche Bank 8,575.51 45 6.61%
3 Credit Agricole CIB 8,336.05 46 6.42%
4 JPMorgan 7,620.98 38 5.87%
5 Goldman Sachs 7,362.10 39 5.67%

Bookrunners of European HY Bonds

Rank Lead Manager Amount €m No of issues Share %
  • Last updated
  • Today
1 Citi 5,481.64 30 9.01%
2 JPMorgan 4,489.79 35 7.38%
3 Deutsche Bank 4,163.77 26 6.84%
4 Goldman Sachs 4,137.68 31 6.80%
5 Barclays 3,944.19 26 6.48%

Bookrunners of Dollar Denominated HY Bonds

Rank Lead Manager Amount $m No of issues Share %
  • Last updated
  • Today
1 JPMorgan 21,777.85 178 9.62%
2 Citi 20,535.92 160 9.07%
3 Goldman Sachs 16,887.66 130 7.46%
4 Bank of America Merrill Lynch 16,122.51 140 7.12%
5 Morgan Stanley 14,536.57 101 6.42%