Bank of England props bond mart with £88m APF auction

The Bank of England moved to bolster the weakening secondary sterling bond market this week, staging the largest corporate bond auction through its asset purchase facility (APF) since last October — over seven times the volume it bought last week. The facility attracted offers of £276m, of which the central bank accepted £87.89m.

  • 28 May 2010

Many market players viewed the purchases as vindicating the central bank’s APF programme. "The Bank would have been underwater with these positions on Wednesday, but with the rally should have been back in the money by Thursday," said one corporate bonds banker.

Some thought that the scheme could ...

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All Corporate Bonds

Rank Lead Manager Amount $m No of issues Share %
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4 Barclays 82,683.05 332 4.08%
5 Goldman Sachs 81,894.66 314 4.04%

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5 UniCredit 16,300.95 75 5.29%

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1 Goldman Sachs 5,404.19 42 7.74%
2 BNP Paribas 4,918.81 57 7.04%
3 Deutsche Bank 4,345.09 43 6.22%
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5 Credit Suisse 3,757.05 40 5.38%

Bookrunners of Dollar Denominated HY Bonds

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1 JPMorgan 20,123.74 153 10.15%
2 Goldman Sachs 15,830.49 107 7.98%
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5 Citi 13,132.03 109 6.62%

Bookrunners of European Corporate IG Bonds

Rank Lead Manager Amount $m No of issues Share %
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1 HSBC 28,248.54 116 6.15%
2 BNP Paribas 26,642.60 114 5.80%
3 Barclays 25,943.52 91 5.65%
4 JPMorgan 25,634.91 84 5.58%
5 Deutsche Bank 24,198.66 96 5.27%