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Sunday, 22 July 2018

Helene Durand' s stories

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  • 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.

  • MAR adds to aggro as mandates pile up

    MAR adds to aggro as mandates pile up

    Top News | 15 June 2018

    Nearly 70 potential bond deals across the world are stuck in limbo as volatile market conditions put off issuers from going ahead with offerings, even after undertaking extensive marketing with investors.