Bernanke offers only light relief as senior spreads widen

With Wednesday’s Federal Open Market Committee meeting finally out of the way, bank treasurers can get back to looking at their secondary levels and seeing if a primary deal makes economic sense. But with investors pricing in fears sparked by Fed chairman Ben Bernanke’s plans to reduce the US government’s asset purchase programme this year, with a view to ending it altogether in 2014, as long as his conditions are met, bankers worry that many borrowers will be unwilling to issue.

  • By Tom Porter
  • 20 Jun 2013

The Fed left policy unchanged on Wednesday, but declared in its statement that downside risks to the economy and the labour market had diminished since last autumn. 

But Bernanke’s comments on asset purchases prompted an immediate fall in US stocks and a jump in Treasury yields, moves that ...

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Bookrunners of Global Covered Bonds

Rank Lead Manager Amount $m No of issues Share %
  • Last updated
  • Today
1 HSBC 9,704.99 54 5.50%
2 UniCredit 9,192.82 61 5.21%
3 LBBW 8,744.00 54 4.96%
4 Natixis 8,477.22 42 4.80%
5 Credit Suisse 8,000.81 42 4.53%

Bookrunners of Global FIG

Rank Lead Manager Amount $m No of issues Share %
  • Last updated
  • Today
1 Bank of America Merrill Lynch 64,509.44 227 6.60%
2 JPMorgan 63,002.07 249 6.44%
3 Citi 60,599.99 282 6.20%
4 Goldman Sachs 57,405.56 463 5.87%
5 Morgan Stanley 51,266.23 276 5.24%

Bookrunners of Dollar Denominated FIG

Rank Lead Manager Amount $m No of issues Share %
  • Last updated
  • Today
1 Bank of America Merrill Lynch 53,878.36 189 11.15%
2 JPMorgan 53,201.53 180 11.01%
3 Citi 49,054.41 223 10.15%
4 Goldman Sachs 42,774.10 409 8.85%
5 Morgan Stanley 39,644.53 216 8.20%

Bookrunners of Euro Denominated Covered Bond Above €500m

Rank Lead Manager Amount $m No of issues Share %
  • Last updated
  • Today
1 Natixis 6,511.67 24 7.36%
2 UniCredit 5,302.66 21 5.99%
3 Deutsche Bank 5,002.94 16 5.66%
4 LBBW 4,987.08 21 5.64%
5 Commerzbank Group 4,984.41 19 5.63%

Global FIG Revenue

Rank Lead Manager Amount $m No of issues Share %
  • Last updated
  • 02 May 2016
1 Morgan Stanley 365.83 497 7.62%
2 JPMorgan 332.66 618 6.92%
3 Bank of America Merrill Lynch 299.89 590 6.24%
4 Goldman Sachs 276.71 375 5.76%
5 Citi 264.54 592 5.51%

Bookrunners of European Subordinated FIG

Rank Lead Manager Amount €m No of issues Share %
  • Last updated
  • Today
1 HSBC 4,729.28 11 10.98%
2 Barclays 3,919.93 12 9.10%
3 UBS 3,374.07 13 7.83%
4 BNP Paribas 3,351.70 12 7.78%
5 Credit Agricole CIB 2,490.29 7 5.78%