Swap spreads add pricing challenges for SSAs despite positive newsflow

A handful of supranationals and agencies are poised to issue next week if the warm fuzzy feeling prevailing in markets remains in place. Only two things can derail the new issue schemers — new obstacles appearing to hinder Europe’s debt crisis recovery and exceptionally tight swap spreads that risk pricing borrowers out of the market, writes Jo Richards.

  • 14 Sep 2012

The week certainly did not lack positive newsflow. Germany’s constitutional court backed the country’s participation in the European Stabilisation Mechanism (ESM), there was a pro-Europe outcome to the Dutch election and Thursday’s FOMC meeting unveiled the prospect of more quantitative easing from the Fed.

That would seem to ...

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European Sovereign Bonds

Rank Lead Manager Amount €m No of issues Share %
  • Last updated
  • Today
1 Barclays 13,577.78 16 10.48%
2 Citi 12,045.36 19 9.30%
3 JPMorgan 11,945.26 17 9.22%
4 HSBC 10,316.86 14 7.96%
5 NatWest Markets 8,487.83 7 6.55%

Dollar Denominated SSA (Excl US Agency)

Rank Lead Manager Amount $m No of issues Share %
  • Last updated
  • Today
1 Citi 31,408.33 81 12.22%
2 JPMorgan 23,640.34 56 9.20%
3 HSBC 23,014.61 52 8.95%
4 Bank of America Merrill Lynch 19,900.14 59 7.74%
5 Deutsche Bank 19,121.36 29 7.44%

Bookrunners of Euro Denominated SSA (Excl US Agency)

Rank Lead Manager Amount $m No of issues Share %
  • Last updated
  • Today
1 JPMorgan 27,037.51 66 7.92%
2 Barclays 25,435.97 46 7.45%
3 UniCredit 25,297.29 63 7.41%
4 HSBC 23,482.89 81 6.88%
5 BNP Paribas 21,888.86 45 6.41%

Bookrunners of Global SSA (Excl US Agency)

Rank Lead Manager Amount $m No of issues Share %
  • Last updated
  • Today
1 JPMorgan 59,631.02 334 6.92%
2 Citi 59,284.35 218 6.88%
3 HSBC 56,064.57 206 6.50%
4 Barclays 47,788.04 175 5.54%
5 Deutsche Bank 43,643.71 131 5.06%