Fallen angels to take off as risk appetite swells

The pace at which corporate bond investors’ risk appetite is increasing was demonstrated this week by only the second high yield supply since July 2007, and bankers are already speculating about what will be the first new non-investment grade benchmark to take advantage of the opportunity.

  • 15 May 2009
Nordic paper company Stora Enso’s Eu232.445m tap of a June 2014 issue underlined investors’ appetite for riskier names, showing that the European market is becoming more receptive to high yield deals and the retail investor-friendly coupons they carry. However bankers still think that cuspy investment grade credits will ...

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All Corporate Bonds

Rank Lead Manager Amount $m No of issues Share %
  • Last updated
  • Today
1 JPMorgan 121,520.09 531 6.00%
2 Bank of America Merrill Lynch 120,082.12 506 5.93%
3 Citi 97,515.24 509 4.81%
4 Barclays 82,683.05 332 4.08%
5 Goldman Sachs 81,894.66 314 4.04%

Bookrunners of Euro Denominated Corporate IG Bonds

Rank Lead Manager Amount $m No of issues Share %
  • Last updated
  • Today
1 BNP Paribas 27,590.77 120 8.95%
2 Deutsche Bank 21,930.45 80 7.11%
3 SG Corporate & Investment Banking 19,469.33 94 6.31%
4 HSBC 17,074.35 90 5.54%
5 UniCredit 16,300.95 75 5.29%

Bookrunners of European HY Bonds

Rank Lead Manager Amount €m No of issues Share %
  • Last updated
  • Today
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%
4 JPMorgan 3,950.54 44 5.65%
5 Credit Suisse 3,757.05 40 5.38%

Bookrunners of Dollar Denominated HY Bonds

Rank Lead Manager Amount $m No of issues Share %
  • Last updated
  • Today
1 JPMorgan 20,123.74 153 10.15%
2 Goldman Sachs 15,830.49 107 7.98%
3 Credit Suisse 13,629.27 97 6.87%
4 Bank of America Merrill Lynch 13,267.41 122 6.69%
5 Citi 13,132.03 109 6.62%

Bookrunners of European Corporate IG Bonds

Rank Lead Manager Amount $m No of issues Share %
  • Last updated
  • Today
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%