Triple-A fiesta still swinging as central banks guzzle assets

The riotous demand for triple-A dollar bonds this week, even after last week’s feast of deals, drew superlatives like "phenomenal" and "extraordinary" from veteran bankers in the supranational, sovereign and agency market.

  • 18 Jan 2008

Central banks’ eagerness for short-end dollar paper drove the market, eliciting nearly $10bn of deals from prime SSAs. That all the deals were oversubscribed is remarkable when Treasuries were rallying persistently and swap spreads widening, particularly as $19bn of three year deals were issued last week.

However, investors are ...

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European Sovereign Bonds

Rank Lead Manager Amount €m No of issues Share %
  • Last updated
  • Today
1 JPMorgan 3,125.51 3 6.77%
2 Barclays 2,461.72 2 5.33%
3 Citi 2,295.51 5 4.97%
4 NatWest Markets 1,795.79 1 3.89%
4 Intesa Sanpaolo SpA 1,795.79 1 3.89%

Dollar Denominated SSA (Excl US Agency)

Rank Lead Manager Amount $m No of issues Share %
  • Last updated
  • Today
1 HSBC 7,345.04 5 14.88%
2 Deutsche Bank 6,126.48 5 12.41%
3 Goldman Sachs 5,848.17 7 11.85%
4 Citi 5,642.73 5 11.43%
5 JPMorgan 4,286.54 5 8.68%

Bookrunners of Euro Denominated SSA (Excl US Agency)

Rank Lead Manager Amount $m No of issues Share %
  • Last updated
  • Today
1 Barclays 6,654.29 5 7.00%
2 JPMorgan 4,728.28 6 4.98%
3 UniCredit 4,581.06 5 4.82%
4 Credit Agricole CIB 4,509.26 4 4.75%
5 Goldman Sachs 3,813.29 4 4.01%

Bookrunners of Global SSA (Excl US Agency)

Rank Lead Manager Amount $m No of issues Share %
  • Last updated
  • Today
1 Citi 9,709.07 26 8.93%
2 Goldman Sachs 9,661.46 11 8.88%
3 JPMorgan 9,661.37 19 8.88%
4 HSBC 8,871.46 11 8.16%
5 Barclays 8,617.29 8 7.92%