Synthetic bond flow? Don’t hold your breath

Debt bankers tried their best last year to drum up demand for synthetic currency bonds, but after the lacklustre performance of a few early deals combined with a big spike in investor caution, the market quickly fizzled out. Is there greater hope for the synthetic currency market this year? There is reason to think not. It might just be even worse.

  • 27 Jan 2012
The idea behind a synthetic currency bond is simple enough and can make a lot of sense for both issuers and investors. Issuers sell a bond denominated in one currency — usually dollars — but link both coupon and redemption amounts to the performance of that currency against ...

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5 Deutsche Bank 25,814.34 115 4.61%

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5 Santander 5,833.12 20 5.60%

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5 Goldman Sachs 489.41 4 5.36%

Bookrunners of Dollar Denominated HY Bonds

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1 Citi 7,635.83 50 10.94%
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5 Credit Suisse 4,456.07 30 6.38%

Bookrunners of European Corporate IG Bonds

Rank Lead Manager Amount $m No of issues Share %
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1 Barclays 6,819.64 26 5.60%
2 Citi 6,495.20 21 5.34%
3 SG Corporate & Investment Banking 6,428.97 23 5.28%
4 JPMorgan 6,113.92 21 5.02%
5 Deutsche Bank 6,075.14 29 4.99%