PSI clock ticks for Portugal as bond markets slam shut

The Republic of Portugal’s capital markets future is on a knife-edge. A political falling out over the implementation of Portugal’s austerity package that surfaced this week could kill off the sovereign’s hopes of regaining market access before it needs to renegotiate an exit to its bail-out programme, even if its government manages to survive.

  • By Tessa Wilkie
  • 05 Jul 2013

If the worst comes to the worst, the political turmoil could herald a new deal with the Troika (the IMF, the European Union and the European Central Bank) with a full cash bail-out and either private sector involvement (PSI) or a bail-in of the country’s assets. 

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European Sovereign Bonds

Rank Lead Manager Amount €m No of issues Share %
  • Last updated
  • Today
1 Barclays 14,544.75 18 10.40%
2 JPMorgan 13,122.11 20 9.38%
3 Citi 12,168.30 20 8.70%
4 HSBC 10,850.10 15 7.76%
5 NatWest Markets 9,080.61 8 6.49%

Dollar Denominated SSA (Excl US Agency)

Rank Lead Manager Amount $m No of issues Share %
  • Last updated
  • Today
1 Citi 34,822.11 93 12.14%
2 JPMorgan 25,979.10 64 9.06%
3 HSBC 25,138.94 58 8.76%
4 Bank of America Merrill Lynch 21,891.68 65 7.63%
5 Deutsche Bank 19,993.80 31 6.97%

Bookrunners of Euro Denominated SSA (Excl US Agency)

Rank Lead Manager Amount $m No of issues Share %
  • Last updated
  • Today
1 JPMorgan 33,318.06 81 8.63%
2 Barclays 29,485.51 52 7.64%
3 HSBC 26,952.63 95 6.98%
4 UniCredit 26,134.28 69 6.77%
5 BNP Paribas 24,865.12 56 6.44%

Bookrunners of Global SSA (Excl US Agency)

Rank Lead Manager Amount $m No of issues Share %
  • Last updated
  • Today
1 JPMorgan 69,066.06 385 7.16%
2 Citi 66,101.70 243 6.85%
3 HSBC 62,345.52 237 6.46%
4 Barclays 54,023.54 198 5.60%
5 Deutsche Bank 45,779.29 142 4.74%