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Monday, 23 October 2017

Alice Gledhill' s stories

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  • Investors embrace rainy day Swiss Re perp

    Bonds | 30 June 2017

    Investors gave a stamp of approval to Swiss Re’s US$750m perp, its latest off-balance sheet transaction that provides standby capital as and when the reinsurer needs it.

  • Bankia

    Bankia tees up debut after AT1 passes first test in primary

    Ticker | 30 June 2017

    Bankia is preparing to bring Spain’s first Additional Tier 1 bond since similar securities were wiped out at Banco Popular earlier this month, the sternest test yet of investors’ ability to isolate black spots on the European banking landscape.

  • MOVES-Holden to head up US corporates at Standard Chartered

    Ticker | 30 June 2017

    Standard Chartered has appointed Peter Holden as head of US corporates, according to an internal memo seen by IFR.

  • Rabobank

    Rabobank brings old-school senior

    Ticker | 29 June 2017

    Rabobank sold a dying breed of senior debt on Thursday, its rarity helping demand despite the dwindling pool of investors willing to buy unsecured paper at historically tight spreads.

  • BoQ set for covered debut

    Bank of Queensland brings long-awaited euro debut

    Ticker | 29 June 2017

    Bank of Queensland paid a hefty premium over its larger peers as it sold a long-awaited euro covered on Thursday, its first in the format and the first non-European conditional pass-through benchmark.

  • RBI

    RBI debut highlights selectivity in AT1 market

    Ticker | 28 June 2017

    Austria’s Raiffeisen Bank International shone a light on the depth of demand for lower-rated AT1 paper as it sold a debut deal just a day after HSBC’s IG rated deal flew off the shelf.

  • Swiss Re's logo

    Investors embrace rainy day Swiss Re perp

    Ticker | 28 June 2017

    Investors have given a stamp of approval to Swiss Re’s US$750m perp, its latest off-balance sheet transaction that provides standby capital as and when the reinsurer needs it.

  • ABS market gets to grips with spike in supply

    Ticker | 27 June 2017

    The spike in issuance following the Global ABS conference continues to work through the market, with a handful of issuers providing updates on Tuesday.

  • HSBC headquarters

    HSBC locks in lowest AT1 coupon as Popular memory fades

    Ticker | 27 June 2017

    HSBC highlighted just how well the Additional Tier 1 market has weathered losses on Banco Popular’s subordinated debt, drawing almost €5bn of demand as it sold the first AT1 since the Spanish lender was resolved earlier this month.

  • Banco Sistema pulls niche Italian consumer ABS deal

    Ticker | 27 June 2017

    Banco Sistema’s remarketing of Quint 2016-1, an niche Italian salary and pension securitisation, hit a wall on Tuesday prompting the issuer to pull the trade.