Trichet won’t kill the high yield market

While interest rates have been at record lows, Europe’s junk bond market has thrived. But Jean-Claude Trichet’s hint of an imminent rise should not cause investors to retreat. There are still plenty of reasons to buy high yield paper.

  • 08 Mar 2011

Europe’s high yield market faces a stern test over the coming weeks as investors digest last Thursday’s comments from ECB president Jean-Claude Trichet, in which he implied that the bank could raise interest rates in April.

High yield borrowers have thrived over the last 18 months with base rates ...

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All Corporate Bonds

Rank Lead Manager Amount $m No of issues Share %
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1 JPMorgan 99,162.79 451 5.86%
2 Bank of America Merrill Lynch 98,747.53 434 5.84%
3 Citi 83,515.01 439 4.94%
4 Barclays 72,887.24 287 4.31%
5 Goldman Sachs 67,458.35 264 3.99%

Bookrunners of Euro Denominated Corporate IG Bonds

Rank Lead Manager Amount $m No of issues Share %
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1 BNP Paribas 21,922.23 100 8.77%
2 Deutsche Bank 18,365.60 68 7.35%
3 SG Corporate & Investment Banking 17,313.06 81 6.93%
4 UniCredit 14,560.49 67 5.82%
5 HSBC 12,711.09 71 5.08%

Bookrunners of European HY Bonds

Rank Lead Manager Amount €m No of issues Share %
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1 BNP Paribas 4,199.27 50 7.07%
2 Deutsche Bank 3,839.34 38 6.46%
3 Goldman Sachs 3,725.55 31 6.27%
4 JPMorgan 3,599.75 39 6.06%
5 Credit Suisse 3,406.43 36 5.73%

Bookrunners of Dollar Denominated HY Bonds

Rank Lead Manager Amount $m No of issues Share %
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1 JPMorgan 17,476.08 137 9.98%
2 Credit Suisse 12,881.03 89 7.35%
3 Goldman Sachs 12,373.76 90 7.06%
4 Citi 12,061.47 102 6.88%
5 Bank of America Merrill Lynch 11,966.50 108 6.83%

Bookrunners of European Corporate IG Bonds

Rank Lead Manager Amount $m No of issues Share %
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1 HSBC 24,095.98 100 6.17%
2 BNP Paribas 22,554.34 96 5.78%
3 Barclays 22,506.00 76 5.76%
4 Citi 21,179.37 84 5.42%
5 Deutsche Bank 21,068.78 84 5.40%