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  • Issuers in wait-and-see mode after poor primary performance

    Market participants are confident that FIG issuance will pick up next week but there are concerns around secondary performance. They are likely to pay close attention to how this week’s deals from Goldman Sachs and Credit Suisse fare before marketing their own.

    • 15 Aug 2019
  • CS attracts hefty AT1 demand but struggles for price compression

    Credit Suisse sold a dollar-denominated additional tier one (AT1) bond on Wednesday. Despite hefty demand for the notes, the issuer only revised the pricing by a small margin as market turmoil increased through the day.

    • 15 Aug 2019
  • New issue premiums need recalibrating after the summer, say FIG bankers

    Issuers are set to gravitate towards selling higher yielding regulatory debt in the post-summer issuance window, so that they can attract investors and compensate for low overall interest rates. But FIG bankers are unsure what concessions will be needed to get deals away.

    • 08 Aug 2019
  • Bank capital investors preach discipline amid new QE hype

    Some bank capital investors are positioning themselves to take advantage of volatility in the remainder of 2019, revealing their concerns that the market is overly excited about the prospect of a new quantitative easing (QE) programme in Europe.

    • 07 Aug 2019
  • HSBC fires starting gun on second half AT1 supply

    HSBC has said that it will look to raise additional tier one (AT1) capital in the second half of 2019, as investors point to 10 or more issuers that could refinance securities in the next six months.

    • 06 Aug 2019
  • Economic fears cast a cloud on FIG market performance

    FIG bond investors are showing signs of become more risk-averse at the beginning of August, with bank bond spreads widening amid questions about the health of the European economy.

    • 06 Aug 2019
  • HSBC spins around on disco bonds

    HSBC will grandfather its discounted perpetual (disco) bonds after all. Its decision last year to declare the securities to be fully eligible as tier two capital angered some investors: it has now backtracked after the introduction of new capital rules, although they will lose eligibility at a later date.

    • 06 Aug 2019
  • Sterling slump raises questions over UK AT1 calls

    The new UK government’s cavalier approach to Brexit has had a brutal impact on the value of sterling, making it less likely that UK banks will want to pay back the principal on some of their foreign currency additional tier ones (AT1s), writes Tyler Davies.

    • 01 Aug 2019
  • Gender bond pioneer to combat ‘vulture funds’ in Ireland

    Paul Byrne, the treasurer who helped structure the first additional tier one (AT1) gender equality bond, is joining Quartech, the asset manager of HomeOptions, an ESG not-for-profit firm that aims to challenge private equity funds purchasing mortgage portfolios in Ireland.

    • 01 Aug 2019
  • Barclays to call three AT1s in September, despite FX loss

    Barclays said on Thursday that it will redeem three of its additional tier one (AT1) bonds in September, though a weaker pound means that paying the debt back will eat into its common equity tier one ratio.

    • 01 Aug 2019

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Bookrunners of Global Covered Bonds

Rank Lead Manager Amount $m No of issues Share %
  • Last updated
  • Today
1 UniCredit 10,283.03 88 5.81%
2 HSBC 10,220.20 53 5.78%
3 LBBW 8,393.04 48 4.74%
4 Natixis 7,239.94 37 4.09%
5 Barclays 7,218.44 37 4.08%

Bookrunners of Global FIG

Rank Lead Manager Amount $m No of issues Share %
  • Last updated
  • Today
1 Bank of America Merrill Lynch 59,952.99 273 6.02%
2 JPMorgan 58,540.64 307 5.88%
3 Citi 54,631.10 308 5.49%
4 Morgan Stanley 46,055.63 247 4.63%
5 Goldman Sachs 40,887.95 358 4.11%

Bookrunners of Dollar Denominated FIG

Rank Lead Manager Amount $m No of issues Share %
  • Last updated
  • 17 Aug 2019
1 Bank of America Merrill Lynch 49,144.70 229 11.28%
2 JPMorgan 47,098.24 238 10.81%
3 Citi 43,129.12 240 9.90%
4 Morgan Stanley 35,486.82 174 8.14%
5 Goldman Sachs 31,020.38 303 7.12%

Bookrunners of Euro Denominated Covered Bond Above €500m

Rank Lead Manager Amount $m No of issues Share %
  • Last updated
  • Today
1 Natixis 5,939.43 23 6.77%
2 LBBW 5,403.66 21 6.16%
3 UniCredit 5,082.55 24 5.79%
4 HSBC 5,076.13 19 5.78%
5 Credit Agricole CIB 4,965.07 22 5.66%

Global FIG Revenue

Rank Lead Manager Amount $m No of issues Share %
  • Last updated
  • 02 May 2016
1 Morgan Stanley 365.83 497 7.62%
2 JPMorgan 332.66 618 6.92%
3 Bank of America Merrill Lynch 299.89 590 6.24%
4 Goldman Sachs 276.71 375 5.76%
5 Citi 264.54 592 5.51%

Bookrunners of European Subordinated FIG

Rank Lead Manager Amount €m No of issues Share %
  • Last updated
  • Today
1 Barclays 6,170.54 15 13.55%
2 UBS 4,233.38 20 9.30%
3 BNP Paribas 3,880.04 17 8.52%
4 Credit Agricole CIB 3,549.81 11 7.80%
5 Credit Suisse 2,989.22 12 6.57%