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    Zurich testing insurance sub debt demand

    Ticker | 17 March 2016

    Zurich Insurance is testing investor demand for subordinated insurance debt, the first time a European issuer has done so in a major currency since the sector suffered a severe sell-off.

  • ZKB to lead the way with first of new-style T1s

    Bonds | 14 January 2012

    Triple A rated Zuercher Kantonalbank (ZKB) is planning to price the first public new-style hybrid Tier 1 issue in Europe as soon as this week, having mandated itself and UBS for the perpetual non-call 5.5-year deal.

  • Pound notes

    Yield-starved investors turn to sterling

    Top News | 09 September 2016

    Corporate and financial issuers that had shunned the sterling market for most of 2016 are returning in droves, spurred on by investors’ search for yield and the Bank of England’s upcoming corporate purchase programme.

  • Yankee

    Yankee issuers succumb to lure of dollars

    Top News | 13 March 2015

    A wave of Yankee issuance crashed on to the shores of the US market last week as an attractive cross-currency basis swap and increased demand from investors for higher-yielding debt lured foreign borrowers back to the market.

  • Novo Banco headquarters in Lisbon

    Yankee deals to kick off 2016 FIG issuance

    Capital City | 04 January 2016

    Better liquidity conditions, an easier issuance window and attractive funding levels will lure European banks to the US dollar market, where as many as 10 transactions are expected to surface in the coming days.

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    World Bank drives by; EIB under pressure

    Bonds | 21 November 2011

    The International Bank for Reconstruction & Development (IBRD), rated Aaa/AAA, priced a sized-to-demand tap of a November 2013 dollar issue on Monday, showing how much appetite there is for the safest triple A names. The borrower raised US$2.25bn via BNP Paribas, Citigroup, Daiwa CM and RBC CM, attracting a book just a fraction over US$2.3bn in short order. Having opened books at 8am London time, the deal was priced in the early afternoon.

  • Volkswagen logo

    VW tests market with new ABS trade

    Structured Finance | 23 October 2015

    A new ABS transaction for Volkswagen will provide an acid test of how resilient the secured market has been to the recent scandal buffeting the auto maker.

  • Women leave the offices of VTB in Moscow

    VTB perp heralds new era for Russian bank capital

    Emerging Markets | 28 July 2012

    VTB’s unrated US$1bn perpetual non-call 10.5 years note issue will be closely studied by bankers to see if the model can be replicated by other Russian lenders.

  • Victory for AT1 as EC rubber-stamps coupon preference

    Bonds | 25 November 2016

    The Additional Tier 1 market landed a small victory last week when the European Commission delivered a package of measures that will see holders of that debt prioritised over equity.

  • Vague viability rules pose pricing puzzle

    Ticker | 29 November 2011

    Investors will likely have to make investment decisions without a clear definition from European regulators of what viability or the point of non-viability is for a bank, and this is bound to translate into an uncertainty premium, the last panel of the Capital Innovation and CoCo Bonds conference suggested on Monday.

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