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 16,575.88 26 9.55%
2 Barclays 15,585.79 20 8.98%
3 Citi 15,428.98 26 8.89%
4 HSBC 12,009.31 18 6.92%
5 BNP Paribas 11,235.58 17 6.48%

Dollar Denominated SSA (Excl US Agency)

Rank Lead Manager Amount $m No of issues Share %
  • Last updated
  • Today
1 Citi 44,086.83 120 12.26%
2 JPMorgan 30,360.62 90 8.44%
3 HSBC 30,286.67 79 8.42%
4 Bank of America Merrill Lynch 28,521.47 88 7.93%
5 Goldman Sachs 26,512.56 61 7.37%

Bookrunners of Euro Denominated SSA (Excl US Agency)

Rank Lead Manager Amount $m No of issues Share %
  • Last updated
  • Today
1 JPMorgan 35,517.09 98 7.61%
2 HSBC 33,384.07 130 7.16%
3 UniCredit 32,836.18 95 7.04%
4 Barclays 32,583.41 65 6.99%
5 BNP Paribas 28,107.64 70 6.03%

Bookrunners of Global SSA (Excl US Agency)

Rank Lead Manager Amount $m No of issues Share %
  • Last updated
  • Today
1 Citi 81,624.46 292 6.76%
2 JPMorgan 79,212.59 462 6.56%
3 HSBC 75,662.85 309 6.27%
4 Barclays 61,856.29 245 5.12%
5 Deutsche Bank 54,387.29 174 4.51%