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Sunday, 25 August 2019

Helene Durand' s stories

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  • Wolf in sheep's clothing: risks lurk in bank senior preferreds

    Bonds | 23 August 2019

    Banks are counting billions of senior preferred debt as part of their loss-absorbing stacks, a practice allowed by regulators but which threatens to blur lines in the case of a resolution.

  • People walk past a Swedbank branch in Riga

    Embattled Swedbank prevails with blowout dollar AT1

    Top News | 23 August 2019

    Swedbank secured a blowout for its first Additional Tier 1 since being caught in a money laundering scandal, driven in part by a desperate hunt for yield by credit investors.

  • People walk past a Swedbank branch in Riga

    Embattled Swedbank out with dollar AT1

    Ticker | 22 August 2019

    Swedbank is hoping to make the most of the desperate hunt for yield with its first Additional Tier 1 since being caught in a money-laundering scandal, a deal that will test the appetite of credit investors for the lender’s riskiest debt.

  • World Bank passes US dollar acid test

    World Bank passes US dollar acid test

    Ticker | 21 August 2019

    Demand for World Bank’s five-year Global - the first bond from a top-tier issuer in US dollars since the summer slowdown - appeared robust enough to encourage other borrowers plotting deals in the currency.

  • Bankia

    Wolf in sheep's clothing: risks lurk in bank senior preferreds

    Ticker | 15 August 2019

    Banks are counting billions of senior preferred debt as part of their loss-absorbing stacks, a practice allowed by regulators but which threatens to blur lines in the case of a resolution.

  • HSBC appoints Guangdong co-CEOs in Pearl River Delta push

    HSBC's 'discos' jump after volte-face

    Top News | 09 August 2019

    Prices on some of HSBC’s legacy Tier 2 bonds jumped last week after the bank said it would change the securities’ regulatory treatment, reversing a decision it had made just over a year ago.

  • A man walks past a HSBC bank ATM in downtown Manama, Bahrain.

    HSBC's "discos" jump after bank's volte-face

    Ticker | 06 August 2019

    Prices on some of HSBC’s legacy Tier 2 bonds jumped on Monday after the bank said it would change the securities’ regulatory treatment, reversing a decision it had made just over a year ago.

  • UK FIs pressured by political noise

    Bonds | 02 August 2019

    UK financials’ spreads came under renewed pressure last week as the rhetoric around a potential no-deal Brexit escalated following Boris Johnson’s appointment as the country’s prime minister.

  • Barclays gets regulatory nod for AT1 calls

    Bonds | 02 August 2019

    Barclays met expectations last Thursday, saying it would call three Additional Tier 1 bonds at the earliest opportunity on September 15 even though that would hit its Common Equity Tier 1 ratio.

  • Barclays

    Barclays gets regulatory nod for AT1 calls

    Ticker | 01 August 2019

    Barclays plc met expectations on Thursday, saying it would call three Additional Tier 1 bonds at the earliest opportunity on September 15, even though that would hit its Common Equity Tier 1 ratio.

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