TfL builds new line with strong demand on quick return

Transport for London (TfL) sold its second benchmark bond in a month on Tuesday, following a six year hiatus from the bond markets. The trade was printed well inside initial guidance and its success could encourage other borrowers with links to the UK government to become more active in the bond markets.

  • 03 Aug 2012

The transport operator sold a £500m 10 year note on Tuesday at 88bp over Gilts.

"TfL faced its greatest test this week, returning to the markets so quickly, but the opportunity was fruitful and they seized the gold medal," said James Cunniffe, director on syndicate at HSBC.

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European Sovereign Bonds

Rank Lead Manager Amount €m No of issues Share %
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1 JPMorgan 16,032.07 25 9.75%
2 Barclays 15,041.98 19 9.15%
3 Citi 13,795.56 24 8.39%
4 HSBC 12,009.31 18 7.30%
5 BNP Paribas 10,802.75 16 6.57%

Dollar Denominated SSA (Excl US Agency)

Rank Lead Manager Amount $m No of issues Share %
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1 Citi 41,726.66 111 12.18%
2 JPMorgan 29,288.84 79 8.55%
3 HSBC 29,166.22 75 8.51%
4 Bank of America Merrill Lynch 27,616.53 81 8.06%
5 Goldman Sachs 24,685.10 55 7.21%

Bookrunners of Euro Denominated SSA (Excl US Agency)

Rank Lead Manager Amount $m No of issues Share %
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1 JPMorgan 35,689.78 97 8.01%
2 HSBC 32,612.27 119 7.32%
3 Barclays 31,737.51 60 7.12%
4 UniCredit 30,989.16 83 6.95%
5 BNP Paribas 27,189.65 67 6.10%

Bookrunners of Global SSA (Excl US Agency)

Rank Lead Manager Amount $m No of issues Share %
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1 Citi 77,915.32 278 6.81%
2 JPMorgan 77,463.24 444 6.77%
3 HSBC 73,307.96 290 6.41%
4 Barclays 59,783.69 230 5.23%
5 Deutsche Bank 52,736.88 166 4.61%