Spain stumbles over funding finish line but bail-out queries press

In what had looked unlikely at certain points this year, Spain managed to hit its 2012 funding target this week, pushing itself over the line with an auction raising just under €4.8bn. But the sale was not a resounding success — Spain’s bonds sold off afterwards and took Italy’s with it — and could pile on yet more pressure on Spain to apply for a bail-out.

  • 09 Nov 2012

The auction on Thursday produced Spain’s worst day of trading in the government bond markets since the Galician elections on October 21. The sovereign’s 10 year yields were up 16bp by Thursday afternoon and Italy’s yields also rose.

"You can argue that Spain’s problems are academic, but Italy’s ...

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European Sovereign Bonds

Rank Lead Manager Amount €m No of issues Share %
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1 Citi 18,605.78 27 8.83%
2 HSBC 16,094.53 24 7.64%
3 Barclays 15,995.15 26 7.59%
4 BNP Paribas 15,919.65 22 7.55%
5 Goldman Sachs 14,733.99 25 6.99%

Dollar Denominated SSA (Excl US Agency)

Rank Lead Manager Amount $m No of issues Share %
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1 JPMorgan 53,463.63 126 11.61%
2 Citi 52,833.87 135 11.48%
3 HSBC 35,719.21 90 7.76%
4 Bank of America Merrill Lynch 34,298.88 106 7.45%
5 Deutsche Bank 31,212.00 75 6.78%

Bookrunners of Euro Denominated SSA (Excl US Agency)

Rank Lead Manager Amount $m No of issues Share %
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1 UniCredit 34,793.50 122 7.22%
2 HSBC 34,778.70 117 7.22%
3 Barclays 33,100.55 82 6.87%
4 Goldman Sachs 31,906.26 88 6.62%
5 BNP Paribas 31,647.57 69 6.57%

Bookrunners of Global SSA (Excl US Agency)

Rank Lead Manager Amount $m No of issues Share %
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1 Citi 96,179.86 335 7.29%
2 JPMorgan 94,013.25 550 7.13%
3 HSBC 82,198.94 302 6.23%
4 Barclays 67,551.66 221 5.12%
5 Bank of America Merrill Lynch 66,801.88 220 5.07%