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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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%

Bookrunners of Euro Denominated Corporate IG Bonds

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1 BNP Paribas 18,987.74 82 9.19%
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4 UniCredit 12,047.08 52 5.83%
5 HSBC 11,205.29 61 5.42%

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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%
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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%
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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%