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Friday, 19 April 2019

Helene Durand' s stories

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  • 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.

  • Caffil logo

    Caffil to test long-end covered demand

    Ticker | 18 June 2018

    Caisse Francaise de Financement Local (Caffil) has mandated banks for a 20-year covered bond, in what will be the first test of investor appetite for longer dated covered paper since mid April.