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Tuesday, 17 July 2018

Helene Durand' s stories

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  • MOVES-HSBC rejigs EMEA debt syndicate

    Ticker | 19 December 2017

    HSBC has rejigged its debt capital market syndicate team in Europe, the Middle East and Africa, according to an internal memo seen by IFR.

  • Iceland nears Western sovereigns

    Bonds | 15 December 2017

    The Republic of Iceland shaved 20bp off the price guidance for its first bond in three years, which was also the first since the country lifted capital controls, with the final 35bp print taking the issuer closer to Western European sovereigns.

  • SSAR Issuer: United Kingdom

    SSAR Issuer: United Kingdom

    All Special Reports | 15 December 2017

    Difficult negotiations to leave the EU, a snap general election that led to a minority government, continuing volatility in sterling and the first interest rate rise in a decade all failed to knock the UK issuance bodies off their feet. Debt issues were remarkably unaffected, while the government finally disposed of its last shares in Lloyds Banking Group. The United Kingdom is IFR’s SSAR Issuer of the Year.

  • SSAR Bond House: Barclays

    SSAR Bond House: Barclays

    All Special Reports | 15 December 2017

    A mostly benign market backdrop made competition in the sovereign, supranational, agency and regional space fiercer than ever in 2017, but Barclays successfully managed to retain meaningful market share by hitting major markets and key parts of the curve. It is IFR’s SSAR Bond House of the Year.

  • Signage is seen outside a branch of the West Bromwich Building Society

    West Brom BS to spruce up capital structure after bondholder push

    Ticker | 13 December 2017

    West Bromwich Building Society has bowed to investor pressure to clean up legacy hybrid debt, putting in place plans for liability management to pre-empt the securities’ potential disqualification by regulators.

  • Information for stock in Morgan Stanley is displayed above the floor of the New York Stock Exchange

    MOVES-MS bolsters SSA debt capital markets business

    Ticker | 13 December 2017

    Morgan Stanley has bolstered its sovereign, supranational and agency debt capital markets business with three hires, according to sources.

  • Iceland's national flag and a church are seen in the town of Vik

    Iceland takes next step in capital markets recovery

    Ticker | 13 December 2017

    The Republic of Iceland has received over €4.2bn of orders for its first bond in three years and since lifting capital controls.

  • Cades

    Cades shrinks funding programme, again

    Ticker | 12 December 2017

    Cades has shrunk its funding programme again in 2018, dropping to €4bn from the €8.7bn it raised in the mid and long-term markets in 2017.

  • European Parliament in Strasbourg, France

    Govvie trading in EU countries down in Q3 - AFME

    Ticker | 12 December 2017

    Average daily trading volumes of European government bonds decreased in the majority of jurisdictions between the second and third quarter of 2017, according to an AFME report published on Tuesday.

  • Bank of America Merrill Lynch sign

    MOVES-Vives de Montal leaves BAML

    Ticker | 12 December 2017

    Anthony Vives de Montal, a director in Bank of America Merrill Lynch’s public sector financing business, has left the bank, according to sources.