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 JPMorgan 16,032.07 25 9.77%
2 Barclays 15,041.98 19 9.17%
3 Citi 13,795.56 24 8.41%
4 HSBC 11,845.99 17 7.22%
5 BNP Paribas 10,802.75 16 6.58%

Dollar Denominated SSA (Excl US Agency)

Rank Lead Manager Amount $m No of issues Share %
  • Last updated
  • Today
1 Citi 39,984.80 109 11.91%
2 JPMorgan 29,288.84 79 8.72%
3 HSBC 28,343.59 71 8.44%
4 Bank of America Merrill Lynch 27,301.17 79 8.13%
5 Goldman Sachs 24,436.35 54 7.28%

Bookrunners of Euro Denominated SSA (Excl US Agency)

Rank Lead Manager Amount $m No of issues Share %
  • Last updated
  • Today
1 JPMorgan 35,503.26 95 8.03%
2 HSBC 31,898.18 113 7.22%
3 Barclays 31,737.51 60 7.18%
4 UniCredit 30,989.16 83 7.01%
5 BNP Paribas 27,189.65 67 6.15%

Bookrunners of Global SSA (Excl US Agency)

Rank Lead Manager Amount $m No of issues Share %
  • Last updated
  • Today
1 JPMorgan 77,286.41 442 6.87%
2 Citi 76,173.45 276 6.77%
3 HSBC 71,815.20 281 6.38%
4 Barclays 59,526.84 228 5.29%
5 Deutsche Bank 51,825.04 163 4.61%