Portugal finally gets with the US programme

The Republic of Portugal finally joined its eurozone partners this week by accessing the dollar market to supplement its government bond programme, issuing a $1.25bn five year transaction via Deutsche Bank, Goldman Sachs, HSBC and Morgan Stanley.

  • 19 Mar 2010
Portugal has not been to the dollar market since 1999 but, given the relative stability of Portugal’s government curve, a favourable tone in the dollar market and lack of competing supply, the borrower felt sufficiently comfortable to go ahead with its first dollar trade in more than 10 ...

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European Sovereign Bonds

Rank Lead Manager Amount €m No of issues Share %
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1 JPMorgan 16,032.07 25 9.75%
2 Barclays 15,041.98 19 9.15%
3 Citi 13,795.56 24 8.39%
4 HSBC 12,009.31 18 7.30%
5 BNP Paribas 10,802.75 16 6.57%

Dollar Denominated SSA (Excl US Agency)

Rank Lead Manager Amount $m No of issues Share %
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1 Citi 41,726.66 111 12.22%
2 JPMorgan 29,288.84 79 8.58%
3 HSBC 29,000.04 74 8.49%
4 Bank of America Merrill Lynch 27,450.34 80 8.04%
5 Goldman Sachs 24,685.10 55 7.23%

Bookrunners of Euro Denominated SSA (Excl US Agency)

Rank Lead Manager Amount $m No of issues Share %
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1 JPMorgan 35,503.26 95 8.01%
2 HSBC 32,082.06 114 7.24%
3 Barclays 31,737.51 60 7.16%
4 UniCredit 30,989.16 83 6.99%
5 BNP Paribas 27,189.65 67 6.13%

Bookrunners of Global SSA (Excl US Agency)

Rank Lead Manager Amount $m No of issues Share %
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  • Today
1 Citi 77,915.32 278 6.84%
2 JPMorgan 77,286.41 442 6.79%
3 HSBC 72,655.52 285 6.38%
4 Barclays 59,775.59 229 5.25%
5 Deutsche Bank 52,560.34 166 4.61%