Green bonds multiply as spread parity melts

Green bonds, the asset class that captivated so many sectors of the bond market in 2013, could be set for explosive growth this year, say bankers. And despite the expected supply surge, spreads may well plough through outstanding curves of normal bonds if recent price action in some green bonds is any sort of indicator, write Jon Hay and Tessa Wilkie.

  • By Jon Hay, Tessa Wilkie
  • 17 Jan 2014
Green bond issuance this year could reach $20bn-$25bn, bankers say, doubling the market’s outstanding volume. Meanwhile, a few green bonds are starting to trade tighter than their issuers’ ordinary bonds in the secondary market — bringing one step closer the day when an issuer might be able to sell ...

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European Sovereign Bonds

Rank Lead Manager Amount €m No of issues Share %
  • Last updated
  • Today
1 JPMorgan 9,951.14 12 13.89%
2 Citi 7,280.23 9 10.16%
3 HSBC 5,813.76 5 8.12%
4 BNP Paribas 5,802.58 8 8.10%
5 Barclays 5,746.99 7 8.02%

Dollar Denominated SSA (Excl US Agency)

Rank Lead Manager Amount $m No of issues Share %
  • Last updated
  • Today
1 Citi 9,140.46 20 12.14%
2 JPMorgan 8,485.94 17 11.27%
3 Barclays 7,215.80 13 9.59%
4 Bank of America Merrill Lynch 5,863.94 19 7.79%
5 HSBC 5,764.61 9 7.66%

Bookrunners of Euro Denominated SSA (Excl US Agency)

Rank Lead Manager Amount $m No of issues Share %
  • Last updated
  • Today
1 JPMorgan 15,490.59 23 10.81%
2 Credit Agricole CIB 13,234.00 19 9.24%
3 HSBC 11,041.26 21 7.70%
4 Goldman Sachs 10,202.29 12 7.12%
5 Barclays 10,190.11 13 7.11%

Bookrunners of Global SSA (Excl US Agency)

Rank Lead Manager Amount $m No of issues Share %
  • Last updated
  • Today
1 JPMorgan 25,051.88 71 8.78%
2 Barclays 21,533.79 49 7.55%
3 HSBC 20,527.83 55 7.20%
4 Citi 19,220.14 43 6.74%
5 Bank of America Merrill Lynch 16,931.81 46 5.94%