Credit frenzy intensifies as issuers carve through curves

The new issue premium, a fixture of Europe’s bond market for the best part of a year, was trampled underfoot this week as deal after deal from corporate and public sector borrowers priced flat to, or even through, issuers’ secondary curves.

  • 16 Mar 2012

Bank Nederlandse Gemeenten launched its biggest ever dollar bond, got its biggest book and priced inside its curve. In euros, KfW and even Spain’s Ico came tighter than secondaries. Asian Development Bank got the tightest seven year print to mid-swaps for an SSA since 2008.

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European Sovereign Bonds

Rank Lead Manager Amount €m No of issues Share %
  • Last updated
  • Today
1 JPMorgan 15,102.75 23 11.63%
2 Citi 11,763.38 18 9.06%
3 HSBC 11,564.92 14 8.91%
4 BNP Paribas 9,906.17 16 7.63%
5 SG Corporate & Investment Banking 9,565.12 12 7.37%

Dollar Denominated SSA (Excl US Agency)

Rank Lead Manager Amount $m No of issues Share %
  • Last updated
  • Today
1 Citi 23,461.64 54 12.57%
2 JPMorgan 20,571.04 52 11.02%
3 HSBC 13,157.98 33 7.05%
4 Barclays 12,625.49 27 6.76%
5 Bank of America Merrill Lynch 11,422.03 45 6.12%

Bookrunners of Euro Denominated SSA (Excl US Agency)

Rank Lead Manager Amount $m No of issues Share %
  • Last updated
  • 24 Jun 2019
1 JPMorgan 31,436.76 66 10.17%
2 BNP Paribas 22,100.37 48 7.15%
3 HSBC 21,914.95 64 7.09%
4 Credit Agricole CIB 21,079.26 45 6.82%
5 Goldman Sachs 18,835.39 35 6.10%

Bookrunners of Global SSA (Excl US Agency)

Rank Lead Manager Amount $m No of issues Share %
  • Last updated
  • Today
1 JPMorgan 57,633.58 256 8.20%
2 HSBC 45,929.32 164 6.53%
3 Citi 44,545.75 126 6.34%
4 Barclays 36,783.87 127 5.23%
5 BNP Paribas 31,141.90 110 4.43%