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Saturday, 21 July 2018

Alice Gledhill' s stories

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  • Europe Financial Bond House: Barclays

    Europe Financial Bond House: Barclays

    All Special Reports | 15 December 2017

    Against a blistering backdrop for financial issuers, banks had to fight harder than ever to prove their mettle in 2017. For its market-leading advice in the European regulatory quagmire while proving dominant in league tables, Barclays is IFR’s Europe Financial Bond House of the Year.

  • Europe Financial Bond: Bank of Ireland's dual-tranche Tier 2

    All Special Reports | 15 December 2017

    Bank of Ireland’s dual-tranche Tier 2 transaction was one of many blow-out trades in the European financials market this year, but the issuer’s astute approach in uncharted waters set it apart.

  • Covered Bond House: Commerzbank

    Covered Bond House: Commerzbank

    All Special Reports | 15 December 2017

    Commerzbank has always held its own in the covered bond market, but 2017 proved to be the year it firmly entrenched itself as a major player. For its hard-fought transformation to covered bond heavyweight, Commerzbank is IFR’s Covered Bond House of the Year

  • 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.