High yield bonds relegate lev loans in fourth quarter

Global corporate high yield bond sales have outperformed corporate leveraged loans for the first time on record this quarter, with $51.8bn global high yield issuance so far — $1.6bn more than leveraged loan volumes for the quarter, according to Dealogic.

  • 27 Nov 2009

The closest that bonds have come to loans was in the first quarter of 1996, when leveraged loan sales totalled $23.8bn more than high yield bond. However, at $326.9bn year to date compared with $190.9bn for bonds, loans will still be on top for the year overall.

Bonds have ...

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