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Friday, 22 February 2019

Helene Durand' s stories

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  • Passers-by walk in front of a branch of French bank Credit Agricole in Marseille

    MOVES-Thimont returns to Credit Agricole

    Ticker | 31 July 2018

    George Thimont has left Mizuho and is returning to Credit Agricole to work on the bank’s sovereign, supranational and agency bond syndicate desk, according to market sources.

  • HSBC

    HSBC goes digital with "MyDeal" app

    Ticker | 30 July 2018

    HSBC is rolling out a new centralised platform which it hopes will simplify processing information from investor roadshows for its new issue clients.

  • Credit Suisse

    Credit Suisse sets new landmark for AT1 market

    Top News | 13 July 2018

    Credit Suisse Group gave the Additional Tier 1 market a much needed fillip last week, landing the biggest order book of the year for a bank capital bond but the chunky price it had to pay could set an uncomfortable benchmark for those that follow.

  • Canadian banks seize window ahead of rule change

    Bonds | 13 July 2018

    Canadian banks led the charge for financial institutions last week, raising over US$7bn-equivalent in the euro and US dollar markets, taking advantage of one of the last windows to issue old-style senior before TLAC rules come into force in the country.

  • bonds

    Long Canadian absentee returns as euro market shines once more

    Ticker | 10 July 2018

    Bank of Montreal became the latest bank to take advantage of more attractive funding costs to bring the first senior unsecured euro benchmark from a Canadian bank since mid-March.

  • Credit Suisse

    Credit Suisse gets huge book for AT1s

    Ticker | 09 July 2018

    Credit Suisse Group took full advantage of an open window on Monday to price Additional Tier 1 bonds substantially tighter than initial price talk on the back of an US$11.2bn order book.

  • Credit Suisse

    Credit Suisse whacks on hefty premium for AT1

    Ticker | 09 July 2018

    Credit Suisse Group is leaving nothing to chance to get its Additional Tier 1 away, offering 75bp-100bp of new issue premium as it hopes to avoid the underperformance of others in an asset class that has experienced some tough times of late.

  • Cars and trucks pass through an electronic toll gate on a motorway in Melbourne June 24, 2008. REUTERS/Mick Tsikas (AUSTRALIA)

    Sea change as Atlantia turns to loans

    Top News | 06 July 2018

    Unpredictable and expensive bond markets proved too much of a risk for Atlantia and the Italian company kicked plans for a new issue into touch, turning instead to the loan market to complete its portion of the financing of the Abertis acquisition.

  • Banks find deep pockets in 10-year

    Bonds | 06 July 2018

    La Banque Postale and Credit Agricole found deep pockets of investor demand for their 10-year deals last week, a reassuring sign for financials wanting to extend duration in what remains fiendishly difficult to navigate markets.

  • 'Greenium' unproven but demand abounds

    Bonds | 29 June 2018

    The concept of whether issuers can extract a premium for green products remains in debate, but a trio of SSA issuers can point to swollen order books as proof of robust demand for the format.