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Thursday, 24 January 2019

Helene Durand' s stories

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  • Fear stalks the market once again

    Bonds | 29 June 2018

    Stubbornly difficult markets that have been the hallmark of 2018 are showing few signs of improvement, and after another week of tricky conditions, optimism in the European bond market is thin on the ground.

  • novo banco espirito santo bes

    Novo Banco silences naysayers, but at a significant cost

    Top News | 29 June 2018

    Novo Banco priced a €400m Tier 2 bond issue last Friday, but the 8.5% yield – the highest for any euro subordinated bond sold this year – reflects the level of investor caution that still surrounds one of Europe’s weakest lenders.

  • Novo Banco

    Novo Banco encroaches on AT1 zipcode with minimum 8.5% yield

    Ticker | 27 June 2018

    Novo Banco is close to pricing a Tier 2 bond, but the 8.5% minimum yield - the highest for any euro subordinated bond sold this year - reflects the level of investor caution that still surrounds one of Europe’s weakest lenders.

  • novo banco espirito santo bes

    Novo Banco set for crucial market test

    Top News | 22 June 2018

    Novo Banco is hoping to sell a €400m Tier 2 bond in what would be the biggest capital markets test for the beleaguered Portuguese lender since a rescue package agreed in 2017.

  • Green gives issuers the edge in tough markets

    Bonds | 22 June 2018

    Inaugural Green bonds from Landesbank Baden-Wuerttemberg and KBC Group received a rip-roaring response from investors, helped by their green nature that proved to be an added selling point against a tougher market backdrop.

  • novo banco espirito santo bes

    Novo Banco set for crucial market test

    Ticker | 22 June 2018

    Novo Banco is hoping to sell a €400m Tier 2 bond in what would be the biggest capital markets test for the beleaguered Portuguese lender since a rescue package agreed in 2017.

  • Danske Bank branch

    Danske Bank breaks AT1 drought but investors call the shots

    Ticker | 20 June 2018

    Demand for the first Additional Tier 1 trade in over two months reached US$2bn on Wednesday, giving Danske Bank little pricing power as the market tries to find its feet after a savage sell-off in the asset class.

  • CNP Assurances office building

    CNP brings RT1 to the mainstream

    Ticker | 20 June 2018

    CNP Assurances lured over €1.5bn of demand for the first Restricted Tier 1 issue from a top-tier insurance company, paving the way for others to follow.

  • The logo of the Belgian banking and insurance group KBC is seen in Leuven

    Green gives issuers the edge in tough markets

    Ticker | 20 June 2018

    An inaugural Green bond for KBC Group received a rip-roaring response from investors, an outcome that was attributed to its green nature and contrasting with the less-than-enthusiastic appetite seen for other recent senior deals.

  • A customer walks into the Scotiabank in Halifax

    BNS joins sterling flurry as appetite begins to wane

    Ticker | 20 June 2018

    Bank of Nova Scotia has become the latest bank to sell short-end senior sterling paper, but demand appears to be on the wane as the supply starts to weigh.