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 84,363.77 404 5.84%
2 Bank of America Merrill Lynch 84,279.38 380 5.83%
3 Citi 69,110.76 388 4.78%
4 Barclays 63,132.35 242 4.37%
5 Goldman Sachs 59,388.99 229 4.11%

Bookrunners of Euro Denominated Corporate IG Bonds

Rank Lead Manager Amount $m No of issues Share %
  • Last updated
  • Today
1 BNP Paribas 18,987.74 82 9.19%
2 Deutsche Bank 16,651.33 61 8.06%
3 SG Corporate & Investment Banking 14,054.70 64 6.80%
4 UniCredit 12,047.08 52 5.83%
5 HSBC 11,205.29 61 5.42%

Bookrunners of European HY Bonds

Rank Lead Manager Amount €m No of issues Share %
  • Last updated
  • Today
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%
4 Deutsche Bank 3,241.44 30 6.08%
5 Credit Suisse 3,119.95 31 5.86%

Bookrunners of Dollar Denominated HY Bonds

Rank Lead Manager Amount $m No of issues Share %
  • Last updated
  • Today
1 JPMorgan 15,858.26 127 9.84%
2 Citi 11,539.69 98 7.16%
3 Goldman Sachs 11,025.83 85 6.84%
4 Bank of America Merrill Lynch 10,994.65 101 6.82%
5 Barclays 10,908.60 83 6.77%

Bookrunners of European Corporate IG Bonds

Rank Lead Manager Amount $m No of issues Share %
  • Last updated
  • Today
1 HSBC 20,417.95 85 6.41%
2 BNP Paribas 19,882.59 80 6.24%
3 Barclays 18,647.73 58 5.86%
4 Deutsche Bank 17,562.97 71 5.51%
5 Citi 17,352.89 69 5.45%