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Bonds continue to outperform syndicated loans in Q2

06 July 2017 Kiet Tran

The IHS Markit syndicated loan snapshot shows that bonds continued to outperform loans in Q2.

Report highlights include:

  • Markit iBoxx USD High Yield Index - 2.12% Q2 | 4.43% YTD return
  • Markit iBoxx USD Leveraged Loan Index - 0.36% Q2 | 1.24% YTD return
  • Global Secondary Market Loan Prices - US/Europe saw modest gains, while prices in Asia have fallen 10.29% YTD
  • Global Leveraged Loan Spreads by Sector - Energy, Utilities, Telecom Services and Financials had notable spread increases
  • US CLO - With strong demand, high coupon BB spreads tightened by about 20bps
  • Loan Settlement Volume - Secondary loan trading increased more than 10% to $194.2 billion, driving the YTD total to $370 billion (approx.)

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