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Monday, 23 October 2017

Helene Durand' s stories

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  • Sumitomo Mitsui Financial Group headquarters

    SMFG’s draws strong demand for senior TLAC return

    Ticker | 06 June 2017

    Sumitomo Mitsui Financial Group has drawn over €3bn of demand for a dual-tranche senior trade, with its inaugural euro TLAC floater getting the biggest bid.

  • Rare corporate names make the most of investor scramble for bonds

    Ticker | 01 June 2017

    Rare and unusual names dominated the European corporate market on Thursday as issuers capitalised on investor demand for credit.

  • Double Bs at 10-year low

    Fears grow in high-yield

    Top News | 12 May 2017

    Alarm bells have started to ring at the increasingly stretched valuations in the high-yield market, leading some investors to believe that the market could be set for a hard fall.

  • "Bid only for banks" as anything goes

    Ticker | 11 May 2017

    Mediobanca, Santander UK and JP Morgan were able to aggressively revise guidance on senior deals on Thursday as seemingly insatiable demand for bank paper fuelled order books, propelling volumes to their biggest since January.

  • MOVES-Deutsche Bank names Diamond to head SSA in EMEA

    Ticker | 10 May 2017

    Deutsche Bank has appointed Peter Diamond as the new head of its integrated supranationals, sovereigns and agencies (SSA) business, according to an internal memo seen by IFR.

  • RBS

    Investors' hearts grow fond for long absentee

    Ticker | 09 May 2017

    Royal Bank of Scotland raised over €2.7bn-equivalent in its first covered foray for over five years, a dual-tranche euro and sterling trade that overcame investors’ Brexit concerns.

  • Riotous welcome for CoFF

    Ticker | 09 May 2017

    The first French covered bond to price since France’s second round of presidential elections, a €1.5bn long five-year for Compagnie de Financement Foncier, will price through fair value after demand passed €3.25bn.

  • Travelex

    No cheap rates for Travelex refi

    Top News | 28 April 2017

    Travelex was forced to sweeten the terms of a bond refinancing to get the deal over the line as concerns over the company’s business model took their toll, in a rare example of investors pushing back in an otherwise buoyant high-yield market.

  • Phoenix tidies up cap structure with joint tap and tender

    Ticker | 25 April 2017

    Phoenix Group is out with a tap of a £300m Tier 3 issue and tender for a senior bond, opting for subordinated debt over senior as it seeks to tidy up its capital structure.

  • MOVES-SG's Moran bids farewell to corporate DCM coverage

    Ticker | 11 April 2017

    Societe Generale’s Brendon Moran has been appointed as senior banker, covering the natural resources and utilities sectors in the UK, according to the bank.