Party time in corporate bonds – how long can it last?

The European corporate bond market enjoyed one of its best days for new issuance for some time today, as Volkswagen raised €2.25bn, Vivendi €1.25bn, Carrefour €500m and Wessex Water £200m.

  • 10 Jan 2012
“Credit markets are mixed, they’ve been up and down,” said a corporate bond syndicate banker in London. “They’re not that enthusing. But in the new issue markets, investors just want corporate risk. Thankfully it’s continuing, but there’s absolutely no way it can last. This window might be the ...

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All Corporate Bonds

Rank Lead Manager Amount $m No of issues Share %
  • Last updated
  • Today
1 Bank of America Merrill Lynch 84,129.70 379 5.88%
2 JPMorgan 83,088.77 403 5.80%
3 Citi 67,851.45 386 4.74%
4 Barclays 62,732.35 240 4.38%
5 Goldman Sachs 59,388.99 229 4.15%

Bookrunners of Euro Denominated Corporate IG Bonds

Rank Lead Manager Amount $m No of issues Share %
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  • Today
1 BNP Paribas 18,987.74 82 9.19%
2 Deutsche Bank 16,651.33 61 8.06%
3 SG Corporate & Investment Banking 14,054.70 64 6.81%
4 UniCredit 11,756.26 51 5.69%
5 HSBC 11,205.29 61 5.43%

Bookrunners of European HY Bonds

Rank Lead Manager Amount €m No of issues Share %
  • Last updated
  • Today
1 BNP Paribas 3,863.89 45 7.26%
2 Goldman Sachs 3,593.75 29 6.75%
3 JPMorgan 3,391.91 36 6.37%
4 Deutsche Bank 3,241.44 30 6.09%
5 Credit Suisse 3,119.95 31 5.86%

Bookrunners of Dollar Denominated HY Bonds

Rank Lead Manager Amount $m No of issues Share %
  • Last updated
  • Today
1 JPMorgan 15,833.26 127 9.86%
2 Citi 11,539.69 98 7.19%
3 Goldman Sachs 11,025.83 85 6.87%
4 Bank of America Merrill Lynch 10,994.65 101 6.85%
5 Barclays 10,908.60 83 6.79%

Bookrunners of European Corporate IG Bonds

Rank Lead Manager Amount $m No of issues Share %
  • Last updated
  • Today
1 HSBC 20,417.95 85 6.43%
2 BNP Paribas 19,882.59 80 6.27%
3 Barclays 18,647.73 58 5.88%
4 Deutsche Bank 17,562.97 71 5.53%
5 Citi 17,493.26 69 5.51%