Friday, 23 August 2019

Helene Durand' s stories

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  • MOVES-BNP Paribas's debt banker Martin Egan to retire - internal memo

    Ticker | 14 June 2019

    Martin Egan, BNP Paribas’s vice-chair of the global client board, is to retire and leave the French bank in August according to an internal memo seen by IFR.

  • Greece

    Piraeus gears up for first Greek sub debt sale in over a decade

    Ticker | 13 June 2019

    Piraeus Bank will attempt to sell the first bank capital trade from a Greek bank in over a decade next week as it looks to turn the page on its chequered bond market past and leverage shareholder support to bolster its balance sheet.

  • IBRD breaks Kauri standard

    World Bank strikes again

    Ticker | 12 June 2019

    The World Bank was back for another helping of US dollars on Wednesday, less than a month since it priced a US$4bn three-year, and days since it priced a dual-tranche sterling transaction, as it puts the final touches to its funding programme.

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    CDC joins growing ranks of negative yield issuers

    Ticker | 12 June 2019

    Caisse des Depots et Consignations joined the growing ranks of public sector issuers pricing new issues with a negative yield on Wednesday, printing a €500m five-year Sustainable bond at -0.263%.

  • Italy

    Italy comes out fighting with 20-year syndication

    Ticker | 12 June 2019

    Despite the spat between the European Commission and the Republic of Italy over the country’s public debt profile, the sovereign’s €6bn 20-year, its first syndication since February, attracted over €24bn of demand on Wednesday.

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    Zurich joins 20-year flurry with longest senior yet

    Ticker | 11 June 2019

    Zurich Insurance joined the flurry of issuers tapping the long end of the euro market on Tuesday, bringing its longest senior to date that was also the longest in the format from an European insurance company.

  • NatWest

    NatWest nears finishing line

    Ticker | 11 June 2019

    NatWest Markets made a swift return to the euro senior market on Tuesday, bringing a €1.25bn two-year floater that capitalised on a recent upgrade to unearth new demand and notch up more funding ahead of the looming Brexit deadline.

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    Vivat bonds drop on buyout news

    Ticker | 10 June 2019

    Vivat’s subordinated debt has come under pressure after the Dutch insurance company said on Friday that it had agreed to a buyout deal with private life insurer Athora and to sell its non-life business to NN Group.

  • BFCM’s perfect timing for Tier 2

    Bonds | 07 June 2019

    Banque Federative du Credit Mutuel capitalised on an improvement in market conditions last Wednesday to bring its first Tier 2 in over a year, amassing more than €4.3bn of demand for the 10-year bullet that provided some rare supply in the asset class.

  • Barclays

    Barclays stays at home for AT1 return

    Ticker | 06 June 2019

    Barclays plc seized on an improvement in market conditions to bring the first Additional Tier 1 from a bank issuer since mid-April, a deal that also offered investors a rare opportunity to buy deeply subordinated debt in sterling.