Bright light of AT1 yields blinds buyers to product’s risks

FIG investors this week gave a clear indication that they would do pretty much anything to get their hands on some yield, placing a whopping $25bn of orders for Crédit Agricole’s $1.75bn debut additional tier one trade as they chased the prize of a 7.875% coupon from one of France’s best-known financial institutions.

  • By Will Caiger-Smith
  • 17 Jan 2014

The buying bonanza prompted a range of incredulous reactions among FIG market participants, with some claiming the deal was mis-priced and others warning that the market was not demanding enough premium for the growing range of risky subordination features being introduced into AT1 products.

But one thing everyone ...

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Bookrunners of Global Covered Bonds

Rank Lead Manager Amount $m No of issues Share %
  • Last updated
  • Today
1 HSBC 11,789.48 61 3.02%
2 UniCredit 9,672.56 77 2.48%
3 BNP Paribas 9,051.42 45 2.32%
4 Commerzbank Group 8,371.43 55 2.14%
5 LBBW 8,178.05 50 2.09%

Bookrunners of Global FIG

Rank Lead Manager Amount $m No of issues Share %
  • Last updated
  • Today
1 Morgan Stanley 104,923.90 439 6.82%
2 Citi 98,356.04 569 6.40%
3 Goldman Sachs 95,582.67 530 6.22%
4 Bank of America Merrill Lynch 92,828.47 401 6.04%
5 JPMorgan 88,684.81 426 5.77%

Bookrunners of Dollar Denominated FIG

Rank Lead Manager Amount $m No of issues Share %
  • Last updated
  • Today
1 Citi 83,984.67 439 10.79%
2 Bank of America Merrill Lynch 74,925.58 342 9.63%
3 JPMorgan 74,072.86 330 9.52%
4 Morgan Stanley 74,016.23 325 9.51%
5 Goldman Sachs 73,660.64 448 9.46%

Bookrunners of Euro Denominated Covered Bond Above €500m

Rank Lead Manager Amount $m No of issues Share %
  • Last updated
  • Today
1 BNP Paribas 5,645.35 19 3.14%
2 Credit Agricole CIB 5,608.30 21 3.11%
3 LBBW 5,605.63 20 3.11%
4 SG Corporate & Investment Banking 5,543.24 22 3.08%
5 Commerzbank Group 4,949.16 20 2.75%

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
  • 12 Dec 2017
1 Barclays 9,461.63 27 12.31%
2 HSBC 9,014.48 37 11.73%
3 BNP Paribas 6,278.15 28 8.17%
4 Citi 4,542.03 36 5.91%
5 Credit Suisse 4,325.15 22 5.63%