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 12,659.07 70 5.35%
2 UniCredit 12,127.14 83 5.12%
3 LBBW 10,943.55 71 4.62%
4 UBS 10,837.07 59 4.58%
5 Natixis 10,799.35 60 4.56%

Bookrunners of Global FIG

Rank Lead Manager Amount $m No of issues Share %
  • Last updated
  • Today
1 JPMorgan 78,545.19 341 6.03%
2 Citi 77,248.51 402 5.93%
3 Bank of America Merrill Lynch 76,833.52 308 5.90%
4 Goldman Sachs 70,739.11 604 5.43%
5 Morgan Stanley 67,369.77 382 5.18%

Bookrunners of Dollar Denominated FIG

Rank Lead Manager Amount $m No of issues Share %
  • Last updated
  • Today
1 JPMorgan 64,710.03 242 10.45%
2 Bank of America Merrill Lynch 64,638.73 260 10.44%
3 Citi 60,418.28 303 9.76%
4 Goldman Sachs 54,058.43 539 8.73%
5 Morgan Stanley 52,460.86 299 8.47%

Bookrunners of Euro Denominated Covered Bond Above €500m

Rank Lead Manager Amount $m No of issues Share %
  • Last updated
  • Today
1 Natixis 7,883.86 30 6.98%
2 LBBW 6,252.10 27 5.53%
3 Deutsche Bank 6,252.08 21 5.53%
4 UniCredit 6,211.91 25 5.50%
5 Credit Agricole CIB 6,198.22 24 5.48%

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 7,584.11 21 12.61%
2 Barclays 4,776.16 18 7.94%
3 BNP Paribas 4,744.51 21 7.89%
4 Credit Suisse 4,518.72 16 7.51%
5 UBS 3,877.49 18 6.45%