Ford welcomed back to IG fold as hopes of easing cheer US funds

The US corporate bond market crescendoed this week, after a miserable Monday with no deals gave way to benchmark issues as investors looked on the bright side of the eurozone crisis. By Thursday, eight deals were crowding into the market, including a triumphant $1.5bn return to the investment grade market by Ford Motor, after an absence of nearly seven years.

  • 08 Jun 2012

The week started dismally after last Friday’s non-farm payroll data had missed estimates, with only 69,000 jobs created in May. But conditions gradually improved for credit as the week went on.

With central banks across the world considering or taking measures to stimulate the economy and a groundswell ...

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All Corporate Bonds

Rank Lead Manager Amount $m No of issues Share %
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  • Today
1 JPMorgan 173,212.52 757 7.19%
2 Bank of America Merrill Lynch 153,345.47 707 6.36%
3 Citi 136,722.26 732 5.67%
4 Goldman Sachs 109,140.99 471 4.53%
5 Barclays 104,758.42 476 4.35%

Bookrunners of Euro Denominated Corporate IG Bonds

Rank Lead Manager Amount $m No of issues Share %
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1 BNP Paribas 29,965.54 145 4.34%
2 Barclays 25,142.41 103 3.64%
3 Deutsche Bank 24,205.95 104 3.51%
4 SG Corporate & Investment Banking 20,544.30 110 2.98%
5 HSBC 19,467.45 94 2.82%

Bookrunners of European HY Bonds

Rank Lead Manager Amount €m No of issues Share %
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  • Today
1 JPMorgan 8,469.76 69 4.02%
2 Goldman Sachs 7,816.84 63 3.71%
3 Credit Suisse 6,908.88 70 3.28%
4 Deutsche Bank 6,384.59 62 3.03%
5 BNP Paribas 5,941.97 66 2.82%

Bookrunners of Dollar Denominated HY Bonds

Rank Lead Manager Amount $m No of issues Share %
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  • Today
1 JPMorgan 36,665.71 285 10.74%
2 Citi 28,630.88 229 8.39%
3 Bank of America Merrill Lynch 28,305.35 246 8.29%
4 Goldman Sachs 24,712.66 181 7.24%
5 Barclays 22,906.34 151 6.71%

Bookrunners of European Corporate IG Bonds

Rank Lead Manager Amount $m No of issues Share %
  • Last updated
  • Today
1 Deutsche Bank 28,046.25 103 6.40%
2 BNP Paribas 27,948.80 144 6.38%
3 Barclays 27,259.57 126 6.22%
4 HSBC 25,832.31 126 5.90%
5 Citi 23,312.66 103 5.32%