Sterling HY breaks records with new names, non-UK buyers

Sterling high yield issuance is the new fad in the European high yield market, writes Stefanie Linhardt. Issuance so far this year has already exceeded the annual record, set in 2011, and plenty more deals are to come — some of them imminently.

  • 31 May 2013

Something fundamental has changed in the European high yield market, making sterling more attractive to a

wider range of investors. In the past, issuance of sterling high yield bonds was a special occurrence. Issuance in 2011 of £6.25bn far exceeded the £3.6bn issued in the second-busiest year, ...

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Rank Lead Manager/Arranger Total Volume $m No. of Deals Share % by Volume
1 Bank of America Merrill Lynch (BAML) 7,026 25 11.95
2 Citi 6,449 21 10.96
3 BNP Paribas 5,093 18 8.66
4 Barclays 4,040 11 6.87
5 Lloyds Bank 3,615 14 6.15

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1 Citi 120,126.76 346 12.85%
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3 Wells Fargo Securities 88,516.28 265 9.47%
4 JPMorgan 69,113.88 208 7.39%
5 Credit Suisse 51,313.00 155 5.49%