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  • Pfandbrief trio get great execution in small size

    DekaBank, BayernLB and Berlin Hyp took the opportunity to issue in small sizes across the full range of maturities with deals that were all priced with a double digit spread through mid-swaps.

    • 23 Jan 2018
  • SpareBank 1 leads way with first wholly green residential covered bond

    Norway's SpareBank 1 Boligkreditt has issued the first covered bond secured solely on energy-efficient green homes. The €1bn transaction was priced almost flat to fair value and placed with a newly diversified group of investors.

    • 23 Jan 2018
  • TD suggests unfaltering demand for sterling covered

    Even though sterling covered bond supply so far this year has been high, Toronto Dominion Bank showed on Monday that demand was also plentiful, as it was set to issue another tightly priced transaction with a strong book.

    • 22 Jan 2018
  • SCBC takes spread over size in Swedish sevens

    Despite mounting evidence of falling Swedish house prices and the likelihood that orders were lost at the re-offer spread, Swedish Covered Bond Corporation (SCBC) issued its tightest covered bond on Monday.

    • 22 Jan 2018
  • SCBC to test appetite for seven year Swedish covered bonds

    The Swedish Covered Bond Corporation has mandated joint leads for a seven year euro benchmark which is likely to be launched on Monday. The deal will be closely watched to see how it compares with Stadshypotek, which issued a seven year to a lacklustre reception in November.

    • 19 Jan 2018
  • Alpha mandates leads for soft bullet covered bond

    Alpha Bank has mandated leads for the third publicly syndicated Greek covered bond in three months. But in contrast to the first two deals, it has chosen a longer maturity with a soft bullet structure, instead of a conditional pass through.

    • 19 Jan 2018
  • Investor price discrimination is the thin edge of the tapering wedge

    Primary covered bond sales have gone smoothly so far this year, with borrowers continuing to pay negligible new issue premiums and still attracting comfortably oversubscribed order books. But look a little closer and its clear there’s been a perceptible change. Investors are fighting back, and beginning to get their way.

    • 18 Jan 2018
  • Rates markets start to rock from pricing pushback

    It’s hard to fault the support the euro market has offered rates borrowers in the past week. Executions have been smooth, books well-filled and new issue premiums skinny. But, with ever more hawkish signals from the European Central Bank and steepening yield curves, the future does not look so rosy for borrowers. The balance of pricing power seems likely to shift in favour of investors.

    • 18 Jan 2018
  • Sparebank eyes green covered as Luxembourg plans law

    Sparebank 1 Boligkreditt has mandated lead managers for a roadshow to market its first green covered bond. The move coincided with proposals from lawmakers in Luxembourg for a green covered bond framework.

    • 18 Jan 2018
  • Covered bond 10 year trio hoovered up with ease

    NIBC, Raiffeisenlandesbank NiederÖsterreich-Wien (RLB NW) and BayernLB were easily able to sell 10 year covered bonds issued this week, thanks to their small size and European Central Bank demand.

    • 18 Jan 2018
  • Non-eurozone covered issuers favour fives

    DNB Boligkreditt and Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce this week issued the first five year covered bonds of the year and found strong demand, even though there was a sensitivity around the final spread.

    • 18 Jan 2018
  • Ring-fencing UK covered bonds is positive

    UK issuers propose to include their covered bond programmes within their ring-fenced entities, which is positive for their credit quality, said Moody’s.

    • 18 Jan 2018
  • Luxembourg proposes first green covered bond law

    The finance ministry in Luxembourg has published a draft covered bond law to finance renewable energy infrastructure loans. But there could be limited demand to use the framework, and much depends on new European rules coming later this year.

    • 18 Jan 2018
  • CIBC follows DNB in fives, a tenor of choice as 2018 unfolds

    Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce followed DNB Boligkreditt with the second five year covered bond of the year. The tenor, which appeals to the broadest audience and offers the best execution certainty, should become increasingly popular as tapering of central bank purchases and refinancing of the central bank liquidity takes effect.

    • 17 Jan 2018
  • FIG investors weigh up AT1s as first of 2018 arrives

    Raiffeisen Bank International was marketing the first additional tier one (AT1) note of the year on Wednesday morning, with investors continuing to see value in the asset class. Meanwhile, covered bond investors are becoming fussier over price adjustments.

    • 17 Jan 2018

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  • Investor price discrimination is the thin edge of the tapering wedge

    Primary covered bond sales have gone smoothly so far this year, with borrowers continuing to pay negligible new issue premiums and still attracting comfortably oversubscribed order books. But look a little closer and its clear there’s been a perceptible change. Investors are fighting back, and beginning to get their way.

    • 18 Jan 2018

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Bookrunners of Global Covered Bonds

Rank Lead Manager Amount $m No of issues Share %
  • Last updated
  • Today
1 UBS 2,341.98 12 6.39%
2 Natixis 2,220.67 8 6.06%
3 UniCredit 2,187.22 10 5.97%
4 Barclays 2,050.37 9 5.59%
5 Credit Suisse 1,824.93 10 4.98%

Bookrunners of Global FIG

Rank Lead Manager Amount $m No of issues Share %
  • Last updated
  • Today
1 Goldman Sachs 13,601.38 29 9.15%
2 Barclays 10,352.37 22 6.97%
3 Bank of America Merrill Lynch 9,610.22 22 6.47%
4 JPMorgan 9,543.83 30 6.42%
5 Citi 9,495.13 31 6.39%

Bookrunners of Dollar Denominated FIG

Rank Lead Manager Amount $m No of issues Share %
  • Last updated
  • Today
1 Goldman Sachs 12,934.02 25 13.53%
2 Bank of America Merrill Lynch 9,278.29 20 9.70%
3 JPMorgan 8,737.27 23 9.14%
4 Citi 8,561.31 24 8.95%
5 Morgan Stanley 8,096.80 24 8.47%

Bookrunners of Euro Denominated Covered Bond Above €500m

Rank Lead Manager Amount $m No of issues Share %
  • Last updated
  • Today
1 Natixis 2,071.95 7 8.69%
2 UBS 1,864.60 7 7.82%
3 LBBW 1,724.10 7 7.23%
4 UniCredit 1,662.07 7 6.97%
5 Deutsche Bank 1,380.66 4 5.79%

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 Credit Agricole CIB 2,031.40 2 42.44%
2 UBS 439.82 3 9.19%
3 Goldman Sachs 356.49 2 7.45%
3 Bank of America Merrill Lynch 356.49 2 7.45%
5 Lloyds Banking Group 249.35 1 5.21%