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Tuesday, 16 January 2018

Alice Gledhill' s stories

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  • HSBC headquarters

    HSBC pounces as Banca IFIS joins heavy pipeline

    Ticker | 02 October 2017

    HSBC spearheaded the week’s issuance on Monday, following UK peers Lloyds and Standard Chartered into the euro senior market in its latest TLAC-funding foray.

  • Montepio to satisfy lust for southern European supply

    Bonds | 29 September 2017

    Caixa Economica Montepio Geral will be the latest Southern European issuer to try its hand at a 10-year covered bond, Santander Totta and UBI Banca having delivered some of the sector’s strongest recent transactions.

  • Santander back for AT1

    Bonds | 29 September 2017

    Banco Santander returned to the Additional Tier 1 market, a likely precursor to further public senior non-preferred issuance if the group has any chance of hitting its target for 2017.

  • A man walks past OCBC bank in Singapore's central business district

    Covereds go from strength to strength

    Ticker | 28 September 2017

    Oversea-Chinese Banking Corporation stuck with a five-year tenor as it returned to the euro covered market on Thursday, the latest issuer to take advantage of a highly attractive issuance backdrop.

  • ABN AMRO bank headquarters

    Sluggish ABN raises spectre of market turning point

    Ticker | 27 September 2017

    The weak response to ABN AMRO’s Additional Tier 1 trade on Wednesday highlighted the battle issuers face to win over investors as the asset class lingers at some of its tightest ever levels.

  • A man uses an ATM machine at a Santander bank branch in Madrid

    Santander back for AT1, but nowhere to be seen in SNP

    Ticker | 26 September 2017

    Banco Santander returned to the Additional Tier 1 market, a likely precursor to further public senior non-preferred issuance if the group has any chance of hitting its target for 2017.

  • A pedestrian takes photographs using his phone as he stands in front of a Commonwealth Bank of Australia logo displayed outside a branch in central Sydney, Australia.

    CBA tests temperature for rare Aussie Tier 2

    Ticker | 25 September 2017

    Orders for Commonwealth Bank of Australia’s euro Tier 2 fell short of those for last week’s €1bn 12NC7 from ING, but concerns around contractual loss-absorption language have largely fallen away, a lead said.

  • A UBI Banca branch office

    Two go for 10s in covered

    Ticker | 25 September 2017

    Italy’s UBI Banca rode on the coattails of Banco Santander Totta’s 10-year covered bond priced last week, as Credit Mutuel Arkea made a rare appearance with a 10-year of its own.

  • NBG

    Greek bank close to re-opening trade

    Top News | 22 September 2017

    National Bank of Greece is close to mandating a €300m-€500m three-year covered bond, according to sources familiar with the matter, in what would be the first Greek bank bond sold since 2014.

  • Portugal ponders return to syndication

    Bonds | 22 September 2017

    Portugal’s debt was on a tear last week after S&P became the first of the three main ratings agencies since the eurozone crisis to move the sovereign back into investment-grade territory, and some say the market is now ripe for a syndication.