Wednesday, 21 February 2018

Helene Durand' s stories

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  • Logo of the European Financial Stability Facility (EFSF)

    Pent-up demand, higher rates bolster EFSF

    Ticker | 04 July 2017

    Lack of supply at the long end and higher rates helped propel demand for the European Financial Stability Facility, with books passing the €6.6bn mark for the €3.5bn 31-year portion of its dual-tranche exercise.

  • Dexia lands biggest sterling since 2014 on broad appeal

    Ticker | 04 July 2017

    Dexia Credit Local priced its biggest sterling trade since 2014, helped by an attractive pricing level and its broad appeal.

  • Nederlandse Waterschapsbank

    NWB taps 2041 ahead of EFSF

    Ticker | 03 July 2017

    Nederlandse Waterschapsbank priced a €250m tap of its €1.375bn 0.75% October 2041 ahead of dual eight and 31-year benchmarks from the European Financial Stability Facility. 

  • KfW

    KfW ups 2017 funding needs

    Ticker | 03 July 2017

    In response to growth in its lending business, KfW has raised its funding needs for this year to €75bn-€80bn, up from the €75bn originally planned.  

  • Logo of Spanish agency Instituto de Credito Oficial

    ICO brings first Social bond under new principles

    Ticker | 03 July 2017

    Instituto de Credito Oficial has priced its first Social bond under the newly signed ICMA Social Bond Principles, a €500m no-grow that attracted over €800m of demand.

  • Swiss Re headquarters in Zurich

    Swiss Re bringing rainy day capital to perp market

    Ticker | 27 June 2017

    Swiss Re is planning to sell a subordinated perpetual US dollar Reg S trade, reviving a market untested by European insurance companies since 2016 and extending the concept of rainy-day capital to the perpetual sector.

  • Nordea bank logo

    Nordea nails tight print for capped Green bond

    Ticker | 26 June 2017

    Nordea Bank has priced an inaugural €500m five-year senior Green bond through its plain vanilla senior curve, helped by the format and the deal’s capped size.

  • Smiling Union Jack piggy banks

    UK lenders get funding away despite gathering clouds

    Ticker | 26 June 2017

    Two building societies will add to the recent flurry of UK issuance, making the most of what remains a benign backdrop  despite the ongoing political uncertainty gripping the country.

  • Senior bank debt gains after Italian let-off

    Ticker | 26 June 2017

    European bank debt rallied on Monday when senior bonds from Banca Popolare di Vicenza and Veneto Banca were left untouched after the banks were liquidated, the second time in less than a month that senior bank liabilities have escaped bail-in.

  • Co-op to pay sub debt coupons

    Bonds | 16 June 2017

    Holders of Co-operative Bank’s subordinated debt are set to receive around £27m of coupon payments in the coming weeks, despite the troubled UK lender struggling to find a buyer for its business.