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  • TD takes £1bn 'at pace' with Canada’s first Sonia-linked covered bond

    Toronto Dominion Bank has become only the second borrower from outside of the UK to sell a Sonia-linked covered bond, having quickly met enough orders on Monday to launch a £1bn offering in the sterling market.

    • 17 Jun 2019
  • Party over for covered issuers as RBC sheds orders

    Royal Bank of Canada’s €1.25bn seven year issued on Wednesday dropped more orders than any covered bond has in years, ending up as one of the least subscribed deals of its size since 2011. The transaction starkly illustrated that the balance of power has shifted in favour of investors and offered a salutary lesson for ambitious issuers, writes Bill Thornhill.

    • 13 Jun 2019
  • BMO reopens dollar covered bonds

    Bank of Montreal (BMO) has issued the first Canadian covered bond in dollars this year, raising $1.75bn of funding at a cost that was equivalent to what it would have theoretically paid in the euro market. National Bank of Canada was quick to follow, announcing a similar deal at the same starting spread.

    • 13 Jun 2019
  • VUB hits sweet spot with 0.5% 10 year covered bond coupon

    Všeobecná úverová banka (VUB) has issued the first ever 10 year covered bond from Slovakia, thanks in large part to the high spread that ensured a 0.5% coupon — a return that investors demand — but one that is now out of reach for most European names in this tenor.

    • 13 Jun 2019
  • Coventry covered enjoys strong outcome but UK execution certainty set to wane

    Coventry Building Society did well to raise €500m of seven year funding with demand of €1bn on Thursday, but bankers warned that investors are close to reaching their limits on UK exposure, and the next issuer cannot expect the same result.

    • 13 Jun 2019
  • Rabo secures solid result in hectic covered mart

    Rabobank attracted good demand for a dual €2bn eight year and 20 year covered bond offering on Thursday, even though the deal was issued at the tail-end of a busy week and competed for investors’ attention in euros with Coventry Building Society and Všeobecná úverová banka (VUB).

    • 13 Jun 2019
  • Rabobank and Coventry line up in covereds

    Rabobank is set to open order books for a two-part euro covered bond that takes advantage of the demand for higher yielding debt with the inclusion of a 20 year tranche. At the same time Coventry Building Society is planning a seven year in euros.

    • 12 Jun 2019
  • Bawag bags covered demand with juicy 15 year in busy mart

    Austrian lender Bawag took pride of place among four covered bonds issued on Wednesday with its ultra-long deal being the most subscribed and the first to close order books. The transaction drew more demand than a much larger and barely subscribed seven year from Royal Bank of Canada and brought in twice as many orders as other deals from SP Mortgage Bank and Aareal Bank.

    • 12 Jun 2019
  • FIG investors’ search for yield reaches fever pitch

    The fall in absolute yields to new record lows has heightened investors’ search for FIG bonds that offer an attractive pick-up. As a result, investors have favoured higher yielding senior non-preferred transactions from the eurozone periphery, ultra-long dated covered bonds and higher yielding central European and Asian covered bonds. By contrast, demand for lower yielding core European covered bonds, while still healthy, has begun to wane following the exuberant levels of demand witnessed in May.

    • 12 Jun 2019
  • Trio of issuers line up with covered bonds

    BAWAG, SP Mortgage Bank and Tatra banka have all set their sights on the euro covered bond market, mandating for deals across the maturity spectrum.

    • 11 Jun 2019
  • Covered bonds explode amid lower expectations

    Euro and dollar benchmarks issued by Nordea, Lloyds, Korea Housing Finance Corporation (KHFC) and SMBC on Tuesday was a fillip for covered bond market participants suffering through volatile credit market conditions that have caused price expectations to fall.

    • 11 Jun 2019
  • Angelo Gordon hires ex-Pimco covereds, ABS investor

    Angelo, Gordon & Co has hired former Pimco portfolio manager Sunil Kothari as managing director, responsible for originating and executing on residential and consumer debt investments across Europe.

    • 10 Jun 2019
  • Alpha Bank's restructured CPT covered bond bodes well for market return

    After restructuring its soft bullet programme to a conditional pass through (CPT), Alpha Bank’s covered bonds have been upgraded to Baa3, making them eligible for repo with the European Central Bank, thereby improving their appeal with investors, putting the bank in a stronger position for a return to the market.

    • 10 Jun 2019
  • Covered bonds unthreatened by TLTRO III

    Europe’s peripheral banks are likely to make most use of the third Targeted Long Term Refinancing Operation (TLTRO III), but covered bond issuance's prospects look strong, said bankers after the European Central Bank’s meeting on Thursday.

    • 07 Jun 2019
  • ECB makes hawkish TLTRO move, as new QE expected

    The European Central Bank will price the third instalment of its Targeted Longer-Term Refinancing Operations (TLTRO III) more harshly than expected, it revealed on Thursday. This should keep most banks using market funding. Meanwhile, expectations are rising of another round of quantitative easing, something that would boost prices of bank debt, write Tom Brown, Jasper Cox, David Freitas and Bill Thornhill.

    • 06 Jun 2019

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  • Sterling Sonia switch within sight

    The speed with which sterling sub-sectors have switched their benchmark rate from Libor to Sonia has been astonishing. There’s still some way to go, particularly in the corporate market, but the transition, which looked almost unassailable in 2017, might just be done on time.

    • 28 May 2019

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Bookrunners of Global Covered Bonds

Rank Lead Manager Amount $m No of issues Share %
  • Last updated
  • Today
1 UniCredit 8,974.41 77 6.09%
2 HSBC 8,340.23 42 5.66%
3 LBBW 8,280.86 47 5.62%
4 Barclays 6,490.00 33 4.40%
5 Natixis 6,473.22 31 4.39%

Bookrunners of Global FIG

Rank Lead Manager Amount $m No of issues Share %
  • Last updated
  • Today
1 Citi 45,058.32 233 6.16%
2 Bank of America Merrill Lynch 44,674.73 196 6.11%
3 JPMorgan 41,883.11 213 5.73%
4 Morgan Stanley 30,571.71 174 4.18%
5 HSBC 30,388.49 180 4.16%

Bookrunners of Dollar Denominated FIG

Rank Lead Manager Amount $m No of issues Share %
  • Last updated
  • Today
1 Bank of America Merrill Lynch 36,341.87 161 11.22%
2 Citi 35,156.35 178 10.85%
3 JPMorgan 32,810.27 159 10.13%
4 Morgan Stanley 22,387.28 122 6.91%
5 Wells Fargo Securities 22,079.88 94 6.82%

Bookrunners of Euro Denominated Covered Bond Above €500m

Rank Lead Manager Amount $m No of issues Share %
  • Last updated
  • Today
1 Natixis 5,346.40 20 6.84%
2 LBBW 5,291.48 20 6.77%
3 HSBC 4,549.39 16 5.82%
4 Deutsche Bank 4,534.04 16 5.80%
5 Credit Agricole CIB 4,493.73 19 5.75%

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 5,933.32 13 16.41%
2 UBS 3,578.43 14 9.90%
3 Credit Agricole CIB 3,549.81 11 9.82%
4 BNP Paribas 2,554.19 12 7.07%
5 HSBC 1,977.94 14 5.47%