European Corporate Bond Market: Spreads, Yields, Size

The pages listed below show the history of corporate bond spreads and performance, as well as the size and growth of the Euro-denominated corporate bond market, since 2003. They are a means for interested parties to gain a sense and appreciation of how the bond market in Europe has performed and grown during this period.  All data supplied by Markit Group Ltd.

Investment Grade >> Index: iBoxx EUR Corporates

 

High Yield >> Index: iBoxx EUR HY Overall

 

Senior & Subordinated Financials >> Index: iBoxx EUR Financials

 

Non-Financial Corporate Hybrid >> Index: iBoxx EUR Non-Financials Subordinated

 

CoCo Bond Market Index >> Index: iBoxx EUR Contingent Convertibles

 

Sterling Corporate Market >> Index: iBoxx GBP Corporates

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