Covered rally thrives on cash not conviction

The secondary covered bond rally rolls on, grinding spreads tighter and pushing yields to their limit. But foresight and fundamentals have played no part in the lust for peripheral paper. As lucrative as the carry trade has been for banks, when things turn sour investors could find themselves trapped.

  • 06 Mar 2012
Since mid-January the secondary covered bond market has witnessed a rally of epic proportions. Curves beaten flat by sovereign turmoil late last year are now at a precipitous slant. Bank treasuries have ploughed cheap three year money courtesy of the European Central Bank into short dated peripheral covered ...

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Bookrunners of Global Covered Bonds

Rank Lead Manager Amount $m No of issues Share %
  • Last updated
  • Today
1 HSBC 9,704.99 54 5.47%
2 UniCredit 9,192.82 61 5.18%
3 LBBW 8,744.00 54 4.92%
4 Natixis 8,477.22 42 4.77%
5 Credit Suisse 8,000.81 42 4.51%

Bookrunners of Global FIG

Rank Lead Manager Amount $m No of issues Share %
  • Last updated
  • Today
1 Bank of America Merrill Lynch 64,476.14 226 6.61%
2 JPMorgan 62,964.77 247 6.46%
3 Citi 60,560.65 279 6.21%
4 Goldman Sachs 57,350.04 460 5.88%
5 Morgan Stanley 51,082.94 274 5.24%

Bookrunners of Dollar Denominated FIG

Rank Lead Manager Amount $m No of issues Share %
  • Last updated
  • Today
1 Bank of America Merrill Lynch 53,845.06 188 11.16%
2 JPMorgan 53,164.23 178 11.02%
3 Citi 49,015.06 220 10.16%
4 Goldman Sachs 42,718.58 406 8.85%
5 Morgan Stanley 39,461.23 214 8.18%

Bookrunners of Euro Denominated Covered Bond Above €500m

Rank Lead Manager Amount $m No of issues Share %
  • Last updated
  • Today
1 Natixis 6,511.67 24 7.26%
2 UniCredit 5,302.66 21 5.91%
3 Deutsche Bank 5,002.94 16 5.58%
4 LBBW 4,987.08 21 5.56%
5 Commerzbank Group 4,984.41 19 5.56%

Global FIG Revenue

Rank Lead Manager Amount $m No of issues Share %
  • Last updated
  • 02 May 2016
1 Morgan Stanley 365.83 497 7.62%
2 JPMorgan 332.66 618 6.92%
3 Bank of America Merrill Lynch 299.89 590 6.24%
4 Goldman Sachs 276.71 375 5.76%
5 Citi 264.54 592 5.51%

Bookrunners of European Subordinated FIG

Rank Lead Manager Amount €m No of issues Share %
  • Last updated
  • Today
1 HSBC 4,729.28 11 10.98%
2 Barclays 3,919.93 12 9.10%
3 UBS 3,374.07 13 7.83%
4 BNP Paribas 3,351.70 12 7.78%
5 Credit Agricole CIB 2,490.29 7 5.78%