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 12,550.11 16 13.20%
2 Citi 8,945.86 13 9.41%
3 HSBC 8,757.05 9 9.21%
4 BNP Paribas 7,456.75 9 7.84%
5 Barclays 7,102.70 8 7.47%

Dollar Denominated SSA (Excl US Agency)

Rank Lead Manager Amount $m No of issues Share %
  • Last updated
  • Today
1 Citi 15,452.65 33 12.47%
2 JPMorgan 13,213.15 27 10.66%
3 Barclays 9,740.96 19 7.86%
4 Deutsche Bank 8,922.05 19 7.20%
5 HSBC 8,050.34 16 6.50%

Bookrunners of Euro Denominated SSA (Excl US Agency)

Rank Lead Manager Amount $m No of issues Share %
  • Last updated
  • Today
1 JPMorgan 21,887.20 35 10.80%
2 Credit Agricole CIB 15,745.14 24 7.77%
3 HSBC 15,725.41 31 7.76%
4 BNP Paribas 14,270.46 23 7.04%
5 Goldman Sachs 13,711.51 17 6.77%

Bookrunners of Global SSA (Excl US Agency)

Rank Lead Manager Amount $m No of issues Share %
  • Last updated
  • Today
1 JPMorgan 37,805.41 128 8.67%
2 HSBC 30,046.11 89 6.89%
3 Citi 28,948.61 77 6.64%
4 Barclays 28,208.07 79 6.47%
5 Deutsche Bank 21,549.79 54 4.94%