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Friday, 19 January 2018

Alice Gledhill' s stories

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  • Yorkshire Building Society

    YBS bolsters loss-absorbing buffers with rare Tier 2

    Ticker | 06 September 2017

    Yorkshire Building Society became the second UK building society in recent months to raise Tier 2 debt in an effort to shore up its stack of MREL-eligible liabilities.

  • Lloyds Banking Group head office

    Summer rally lures Lloyds back to euros

    Ticker | 06 September 2017

    Lloyds Banking Group sold its first fixed-rate euro senior of 2017 on Tuesday, highlighting the competitive pricing on offer in the single currency versus the US dollar market following a strong summer rally.

  • Desio debut gratifies with spread

    Ticker | 05 September 2017

    Covered bond buyers were spoilt for choice on Tuesday as four issuers made an assault on the market, including a debut euro from Italy’s Banco di Desio e della Brianza offering one of the year’s most attractive spreads.

  • Natixis logo

    MOVES-Woolley goes to pastures new

    Ticker | 05 September 2017

    Natixis has hired Mark Woolley as a senior coverage banker for insurance in the UK and Switzerland, according to a bank spokesperson.

  • A traffic sign is pictured in front of an office of Swiss bank Julius Baer in Zurich

    Rare Julius Baer proves riot in AT1

    Ticker | 05 September 2017

    Leads allocating Julius Baer Group’s US$300m PNC7 Additional Tier 1, its first such deal in a core currency, have their work cut out after books passed US$4.75bn.

  • Belfius logo

    Banks load up on loss-absorbing senior

    Ticker | 05 September 2017

    Belfius is marketing its first senior non-preferred bond issue, one of three European banks taking advantage of Tuesday’s strong issuance conditions to beef up their loss-absorbing buffers with senior debt.

  • Belfius logo

    Belfius hot on heels of Spanish with SNP debut

    Ticker | 04 September 2017

    Belfius is set to join the growing ranks of senior non-preferred issuers, after it announced its first transaction in the format on Monday.

  • French covered dominance continues, but Italian drought nears end

    Ticker | 04 September 2017

    Compagnie de Financement Foncier made a strong return to the covered market just ahead of Banco di Desio e della Brianza’s planned inaugural euro seven-year, which will be only the third Italian trade this year.

  • Investors buy into Spanish SNP fiesta

    Bonds | 01 September 2017

    Investors clamoured for CaixaBank’s debut senior non-preferred bond last week, the first in the format to carry a sub-investment-grade rating and a fillip for lower rated issuers across Europe lining up to join the burgeoning asset class.

  • Investors pick and choose in squeezed senior sector

    Bonds | 01 September 2017

    Issuers are battling for attention in the squeezed senior unsecured sector as investors make a beeline for the more generous spreads and yields.