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Sunday, 25 August 2019

Helene Durand' s stories

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  • BFCM

    BFCM's perfect timing for Tier 2

    Ticker | 05 June 2019

    Banque Federative du Credit Mutuel capitalised on an improvement in market conditions on 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.

  •  Bank of America Merrill Lynch logo

    MOVES-Tannenbaum takes on added leverage finance responsibilities

    Ticker | 05 June 2019

    Jeff Tannenbaum is to take on additional oversight for Bank of America Merrill Lynch’s leveraged finance business for EMEA, according to an internal memo seen by IFR.

  • A Quebec flag

    CDPQ rows against the tide in dollar return

    Ticker | 04 June 2019

    CDP Financial managed to circumvent tight swap spreads and low Treasury yields to bring a US$2bn two-year dollar benchmark, though investor response was more muted than its last foray in the currency.

  • Mizuho Financial Group

    Mizuho cautious in delicate market

    Ticker | 04 June 2019

    Mizuho Financial Group gave the first glimpse of how much financial issuers need to pay following a repricing of credit risk, marketing its five-year holdco senior with an initial concession of 20bp-25bp.

  • easyJet aircraft

    Issuers stand down as tentative tone endures

    Ticker | 03 June 2019

    One covered bond borrower and two corporate issuers decided to step back from the European primary market on Monday as the jumpy tone that has characterised proceedings in recent days showed no sign of letting up.

  • Mood turns uneasy after tough FIG week

    Bonds | 31 May 2019

    After months of ebullience, the sharp downturn in European FIG primary activity has left market participants concerned how upcoming supply will be digested by investors.

  • Munich

    MunHyp returns to SNP as market goes from feast to famine

    Ticker | 29 May 2019

    Muenchener Hypothekenbank was the only European FIG borrower out on Wednesday, bringing a no-grow €250m senior non-preferred seven-year against what remains a tentative new issue backdrop.

  • Swedish flag/reuters

    Covered investors rediscover price discipline

    Ticker | 28 May 2019

    Books for covered deals from Swedish Covered Bond Corporation and UniCredit Bank Austria failed to pass the €1bn mark on Tuesday, a rude awakening for a market that had hitherto appeared immune from volatility elsewhere.

  • Seniors creak under weight of supply

    Bonds | 24 May 2019

    A turnaround in risk sentiment encouraged banks to hit the senior European market last week but the glut of supply combined with heightened concerns around Brexit and trade wars hampered performance, leaving investors nursing losses.

  • NatWest Markets' bold euro move pays off

    Bonds | 24 May 2019

    Investors rushed to the first senior euro trade from a domestic UK lender in eight months last week, a €1bn five-year for NatWest Markets that turned out to be timed to perfection.