Risk takers to the rescue

Safe. Solid. Secure. It must be the Swiss franc bond market. But yields falling to levels unappealing even to some, at least, of the most conservative money managers on the planet are threatening to shake up that sedate world, and, in a positive model for the wider capital markets, encourage investors to start buying riskier credits.

  • 20 Jan 2009
Yields on Swiss franc bonds have fallen so low that cries of pain are beginning to be heard from traditional investors in that market. Faced with the likes of Österreichische Kontrollbank, for example, issuing 21 year paper yesterday (Monday) with a yield of 3.21%, some are reasoning that ...

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All International Bonds

Rank Lead Manager Amount $m No of issues Share %
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  • Today
1 JPMorgan 187,839.72 828 8.20%
2 Citi 177,811.20 723 7.76%
3 Bank of America Merrill Lynch 146,015.32 604 6.37%
4 Barclays 141,376.85 560 6.17%
5 HSBC 117,136.47 604 5.11%

Bookrunners of All Syndicated Loans EMEA

Rank Lead Manager Amount $m No of issues Share %
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1 BNP Paribas 17,156.20 81 7.00%
2 Credit Agricole CIB 14,626.10 73 5.97%
3 Bank of America Merrill Lynch 13,982.20 42 5.71%
4 UniCredit 11,996.19 65 4.90%
5 SG Corporate & Investment Banking 11,443.33 58 4.67%

Bookrunners of all EMEA ECM Issuance

Rank Lead Manager Amount $m No of issues Share %
  • Last updated
  • Today
1 Morgan Stanley 6,404.49 28 10.72%
2 Goldman Sachs 5,586.94 27 9.35%
3 JPMorgan 5,185.92 33 8.68%
4 UBS 4,134.32 20 6.92%
5 Citi 4,039.74 28 6.76%