Right price isn’t easy

Royal Bank of Canada’s recent €2bn seven year covered bond came in for criticism because its final spread of 16bp was deemed too far away from the initial price thoughts that are supposed to help investors make a decision on the relative value of a trade. If they commit to buy with an indication of interest, issuers should have the decency to make sure that the final spread comes reasonably close to the starting point.

  • By Dariush Hessami
  • 02 Aug 2013
But it’s not always easy to figure out how much demand a new issue will generate, or where the right spread should be — particularly for new types of risk, which this was. RBC’s final spread was off the mark because it didn’t bother with a roadshow, unlike ...

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Rank Lead Manager Amount $m No of issues Share %
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1 HSBC 48,528.41 214 6.32%
2 Deutsche Bank 44,075.51 161 5.74%
3 BNP Paribas 41,452.79 240 5.40%
4 JPMorgan 37,278.65 134 4.85%
5 SG Corporate & Investment Banking 36,258.27 187 4.72%

Bookrunners of all EMEA ECM Issuance

Rank Lead Manager Amount $m No of issues Share %
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1 Goldman Sachs 1,607.28 5 28.64%
2 Credit Suisse 1,301.65 4 23.20%
3 BNP Paribas 522.35 4 9.31%
4 SG Corporate & Investment Banking 444.17 3 7.92%
5 Morgan Stanley 331.78 2 5.91%