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Wednesday, 19 June 2019

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  • The logo of Piraeus Bank is seen outside a branch in Athens

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

    Top News | 14 June 2019

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

  • Italy

    Italy comes out fighting with 20-year drive-by

    Top News | 14 June 2019

    The Republic of Italy made an unexpected return to the syndicated bond market last week, swiftly raising a €6bn 20-year in a deal that showed that the spat between the European Commission and the country over its budget has done little to derail market access.

  • £3bn down: NatWest nears finishing line

    Bonds | 14 June 2019

    A trio of UK financials notched up euro funding ahead of the looming Brexit deadline last week, with NatWest Markets leading the way with a €1.25bn two-year senior floater that capitalised on a recent upgrade to unearth new demand.

  • 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.

  • Caisse des Depots et Consignations logo

    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.

  • eurozone euro switzerland

    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.

  • VIVAT logo

    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.

  • 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.

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