Markets stumble as Spitzer turns on insurance sector

Bond investors were shocked out of their complacency this week as the New York attorney general's investigation of the insurance industry and an SEC probe into corporate reporting of pension and healthcare liabilities sent spreads gyrating wildly and deterred potential issuers.

  • 22 Oct 2004

Spreads on insurance company bonds widened this week after New York attorney general Eliot Spitzer last Friday accused the insurance industry of ?widespread corruption? and launched a suit against Marsh, the world's biggest insurance broker, over commission payments from insurance companies.

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All International Bonds

Rank Lead Manager Amount $m No of issues Share %
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1 JPMorgan 197,914.90 895 8.14%
2 Citi 186,839.59 774 7.69%
3 Bank of America Merrill Lynch 157,260.21 654 6.47%
4 Barclays 146,338.50 589 6.02%
5 HSBC 123,031.11 650 5.06%

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1 Credit Agricole CIB 23,205.24 91 7.83%
2 BNP Paribas 22,856.10 93 7.71%
3 Bank of America Merrill Lynch 17,912.30 51 6.04%
4 JPMorgan 15,832.35 43 5.34%
5 UniCredit 13,242.71 72 4.47%

Bookrunners of all EMEA ECM Issuance

Rank Lead Manager Amount $m No of issues Share %
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1 Morgan Stanley 6,646.08 29 10.31%
2 JPMorgan 6,222.43 38 9.65%
3 Goldman Sachs 5,596.92 27 8.68%
4 UBS 4,205.38 21 6.52%
5 Citi 4,178.15 30 6.48%