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Friday, 15 December 2017

Alice Gledhill' s stories

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  • EU flags fly in front of the ECB headquarters in Frankfurt

    ECB changes collateral eligibility criteria for UBBs

    Ticker | 14 December 2017

    The European Central Bank has tweaked the collateral eligibility criteria for unsecured bank bonds (UBBs) in a move that is likely to discourage banks from holding other lenders’ loss-absorbing debt.

  • UniCredit

    UniCredit AT1 treads water in secondary

    Ticker | 14 December 2017

    UniCredit’s Additional Tier 1 trade was bid just below reoffer in the secondary market on Thursday morning after lower liquidity ahead of year-end seemed to take its toll on demand.

  • Italy's largest bank UniCredit is pictured in downtown Milan

    UniCredit rounds off transformational year with AT1

    Ticker | 13 December 2017

    UniCredit returned to the euro AT1 market almost exactly a year after a costly club deal, the much lower coupon highlighting the progress made by the bank over the course of 2017.

  • Dancers from the “Fire of Anatolia” perform

    Financial sector burns brightly after meteoric year

    Ticker | 12 December 2017

    It is hard to believe that in 2018 the financial sector can put in a repeat performance of this year’s stellar run, but bank paper remains top of the wish list of many investors who are struggling to identify what could knock the market off course.

  • EU Council adopts creditor hierarchy directive

    People & Markets | 08 December 2017

    The European Council last week adopted a long-awaited directive on the ranking of unsecured debt instruments in bank insolvency proceedings.

  • At last: Basel capital rules agreed

    People & Markets | 08 December 2017

    Financial regulators have finally agreed a deal to harmonise global banking rules, capping a decade-long effort to make banks more resilient and a year-long row over a key measure.

  • EU Council adopts creditor hierarchy directive

    Ticker | 07 December 2017

    The European Council on Thursday adopted a long-awaited directive on the ranking of unsecured debt instruments in bank insolvency proceedings.

  • Supply grinds to a halt as FIG issuers take stock

    Ticker | 06 December 2017

    The financials sector fell silent on Wednesday, although the reception for LBBW and Cattolica yesterday clearly demonstrated that the market remains very much open for business.

  • Italian flag waves in front of The "Altare della Patria"

    Investors salivate over sub-IG Cattolica bond

    Ticker | 05 December 2017

    Books for Cattolica Assicurazioni’s first benchmark were over €3bn at the guidance level, but bankers wondered whether international investors had fallen away after leads pushed pricing even further.

  • Dutch

    Netherlands set to jump on SNP bandwagon

    Ticker | 05 December 2017

    The Dutch government is laying the groundwork for senior non-preferred debt, a move that will be welcomed by its banks that have been sidelined by this new market until now.

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