Helene Durand is deputy global credit editor for IFR Markets and Reuters. She joined Thomson Reuters in May 2011 from EuroWeek. She spent five and a half years at EuroWeek as fixed income editor, and set up the Daily Bank Finance website there. Before EuroWeek, Helene worked at IFR from July 2000 to December 2005. Helene holds a Law degree from Universite de Bordeaux 4 as well as an MA in European Industrial Relations from Warwick University Business School.
Unipol Gruppo is set to bring its first bond since a restructuring carved out its non-performing loans into a bad bank and saw it sell two insurance holdings to its main operating subsidiary.
The European Commission is muscling in on how European corporate bond markets function with a set of 22 recommendations that it believes will drive improvements for issuers and investors.
Tikehau has had to temper ambitions for its bond market debut and is set to price a €300m six-year - the smallest size and shortest tenor of the mandated options.