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Monday, 19 February 2018

Alice Gledhill' s stories

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  • Societe Generale logo

    SG breaks SNP stranglehold with rare Tier 2

    Ticker | 19 February 2018

    Societe Generale sold its first euro Tier 2 bond for three years on Monday, a rare outing in this market from a French national champion since the advent of senior non-preferred in late 2016.

  • Credit investors unperturbed by Basel IV disclosures

    Bonds | 16 February 2018

    European banks are offering investors a glimpse into the potential impact of global regulatory reforms on their balance sheets, though the lengthy phase-in period has left credit buyers markedly relaxed.

  • UnipolSai sets sights on Tier 2 against delicate backdrop

    Bonds | 16 February 2018

    UnipolSai will have scarcity value on its side as it offers some rare insurance sub, though it is coming just three months after a sluggish 10-year senior from its parent entity and will have to set aside a chequered call history on its subordinated debt.

  • People walk past a Swedbank branch in Riga

    Swedbank alone in primary as pipeline builds

    Ticker | 15 February 2018

    Swedbank was the only financial issuer to offer new paper on Thursday, although a growing pipeline includes a Tier 2 from UnipolSai Assicurazioni, the first subordinated bond mandate for almost two weeks.

  • Bank for International Settlements (BIS) in Basel

    Credit investors unperturbed in light of Basel IV disclosures

    Ticker | 14 February 2018

    European banks are offering investors a glimpse into the potential impact of global regulatory reforms on their balance sheets, though the lengthy phase-in period has left credit buyers markedly relaxed.

  • Sampo Group logo

    Safety first in FIG as high-risk trades stay away

    Ticker | 13 February 2018

    Sampo and Sparebanken Sor Boligkreditt found enough demand to raise senior and covered funding, respectively, but appetite to attempt riskier transactions has evaporated against a choppy backdrop for credit.

  • Caution wins the day among financial issuers

    Ticker | 08 February 2018

    At least one bank decided against proceeding in Thursday’s primary market despite a successful trade from ING the day before, as the backdrop weakened once again.

  • ING Group logo

    Plain sailing for ING despite equity jitters

    Ticker | 07 February 2018

    ING Group’s latest holdco senior trade proved the primary market for financial institutions is in much the same shape as it was prior to the recent volatility.

  • stethoscope, healthcare, medical, doctor, health insurance

    Covered supply holds up as others hold out

    Ticker | 05 February 2018

    German covered bond issuers are keeping financials supply afloat, though the pipeline in other asset classes looks light after a sell-off in riskier paper.

  • Greek sub debt return conceivable

    Bonds | 02 February 2018

    Greek banks could attempt to raise subordinated debt after strong conditions reopened the door for many of the banking sector’s black sheep, though some say it is far too early and that they will have to wait until after May’s stress tests.

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