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Sunday, 22 July 2018

Helene Durand' s stories

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  • Vivat sets high mark for RT1 market

    Bonds | 15 June 2018

    Vivat found enough takers for a debut Restricted Tier 1 bond last week, though investors had the upper hand in dictating the terms under which they were willing to buy one of Europe’s trickier, and still evolving, financial credit stories.

  • VIVAT logo

    Vivat pays high price for RT1 debut

    Ticker | 13 June 2018

    Vivat had little option but to pay a high price and keep a lid on size for a debut Restricted Tier 1 bond on Thursday as investors set the terms to buy one of Europe’s trickier, and still evolving, financial credit stories.

  • Metro Bank branch

    Metro Bank looks for new fans in debt market

    Ticker | 13 June 2018

    Metro Bank has set its sights on a Tier 2 capital raise for its bond market debut as it looks to bolster its balance sheet and further grow its business.

  • A pick-up truck carrying tobacco bales

    MAR adds to deal aggro as mandates pile up

    Ticker | 12 June 2018

    Multiple deals stuck in limbo due to market volatility MAR regulation adding to woes

  • Svenska Handelsbanken sign

    Copycat Svenska plays it safe

    Ticker | 11 June 2018

    Svenska Handelsbanken played it safe with a short-dated sterling trade on Monday as the mood remained rather gloomy despite the improved market backdrop.

  • Febrile sector sends Italian bank bonds to new wides

    Bonds | 08 June 2018

    Italian bonds suffered renewed weakness last Friday, hitting new wides as pressure on the sovereign filtered through to lenders, leading to doubts about market access for its weaker banks.

  • Bondholders seek answers after HSBC's 'disco' curveball

    People & Markets | 08 June 2018

    An ad hoc group of bondholders who were wrong-footed by HSBC’s decision to change the regulatory treatment of some of its Tier 2 securities have asked the bank to provide them with an update and more transparency.

  • NatWest

    NatWest Markets finds tentative euro market for rebranded first

    Ticker | 07 June 2018

    A five-year senior for recently rebranded NatWest Markets came up against a still challenging backdrop in the euro market on Thursday, where investors are reluctant to chase every new deal.

  • JP Morgan

    MOVES-JP Morgan's Lewell returns to London for international syndicate job

    Ticker | 06 June 2018

    JP Morgan’s Marc Lewell is relocating to London after a three-year stint in Asia to run the US bank’s international syndicate business, according to an internal memo seen by IFR.

  • Protestors dance next to a disco ball as they parade through a street during May Day demonstrations

    Bondholders seek answers after HSBC's 'disco' curve ball

    Ticker | 05 June 2018

    An ad hoc group of bondholders who were wrongfooted by HSBC’s decision to change the regulatory treatment of some of its Tier 2 securities have asked the bank to provide them with an update and more transparency.