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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All Corporate Bonds

Rank Lead Manager Amount $m No of issues Share %
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1 JPMorgan 84,338.77 404 5.86%
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3 Citi 68,961.08 387 4.79%
4 Barclays 63,132.35 242 4.39%
5 Goldman Sachs 59,388.99 229 4.13%

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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 6.80%
4 UniCredit 12,047.08 52 5.83%
5 HSBC 11,205.29 61 5.42%

Bookrunners of European HY Bonds

Rank Lead Manager Amount €m No of issues Share %
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1 BNP Paribas 3,863.89 45 7.25%
2 Goldman Sachs 3,593.75 29 6.74%
3 JPMorgan 3,391.91 36 6.37%
4 Deutsche Bank 3,241.44 30 6.08%
5 Credit Suisse 3,119.95 31 5.86%

Bookrunners of Dollar Denominated HY Bonds

Rank Lead Manager Amount $m No of issues Share %
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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 %
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1 HSBC 20,417.95 85 6.41%
2 BNP Paribas 19,882.59 80 6.25%
3 Barclays 18,647.73 58 5.86%
4 Deutsche Bank 17,562.97 71 5.52%
5 Citi 17,352.89 69 5.45%