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Saturday, 20 October 2018

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  • An Italian Army parachutist hoists Italian flag during the Republic Day military parade in Rome

    Italy stays at home as volatility flares

    Top News | 19 October 2018

    The Republic of Italy turned to the safety of its domestic retail market to raise funding last week, as the volatility that has stalked markets for weeks showed little sign of letting up.

  • Easy times over as QE fades

    Bonds | 28 September 2018

    My Money Bank failed to find enough demand to get a debut covered bond over the line last Thursday, the clearest sign yet that the ECB’s exit from the market could have broad repercussions for the asset class.

  • La Banque Postale

    Positive spread draws crowd for LBP

    Ticker | 26 September 2018

    A 10-year covered bond for La Banque Postale managed to draw a book of €1bn, helped by the positive spread on offer, giving the market some reassurance as it enters the last stages of the ECB QE programme.

  • DZ Bank headquarters

    German issuers take SRI route

    Ticker | 25 September 2018

    The German FIG market took a distinct SRI turn on Tuesday, with DZ Bank and Deutsche Kreditbank bringing respective Green and Social bonds.

  • Brighter Italian picture opens door to CDP

    Bonds | 21 September 2018

    Cassa Depositi e Prestiti brought last week the first transaction from an Italian government agency since the country was engulfed in political turmoil, the latest step in the Italian credit recovery.

  • EIB to shift funding team to products

    People & Markets | 21 September 2018

    The European Investment Bank is shaking up how it runs its funding team by moving from a currency-based split to a product based one, according to market sources.

  • Logo of the European Investment Bank

    EXCLUSIVE-EIB to shift funding team to products ahead of 60th

    Ticker | 19 September 2018

    The European Investment Bank is shaking up how it runs its funding team according to market sources, moving from a currency-based split to a product based one.

  • IDB

    SRI takes centre stage as IADB, ADB mandate

    Ticker | 18 September 2018

    The Inter-American Development Bank and Asian Development Bank joined the flurry of public sector issuers taking the SRI market by storm, mandating for respective four and 10-year US dollar trades.

  • BPCE

    BPCE uses LED to light up SRI market

    Ticker | 17 September 2018

    BPCE is bringing the first Local Economic Development (LED) bond, a €500m five-year that will further diversify the range of instruments investors can buy in the SRI space.

  • Spanish AT1 back on the map

    Bonds | 14 September 2018

    Bankia priced the first Spanish Additional Tier 1 bond since March, putting a reference point in the market for further peripheral supply. It should not be long before this is forthcoming, given newcomer and country peer Abanca is already plotting its debut.

  • ING Group logo

    ING smashes holdco out of the park

    Ticker | 14 September 2018

    ING Group is set to bring the biggest euro senior holding company trade of 2018, a €3.5bn triple-tranche transaction that has attracted over €12.6bn of demand despite the bank suffering a backlash at home over its failure to prevent money laundering.

  • The logo of the GE Money Bank is seen behind a traffic light in Prague.

    MMB prepares entry on covered bond scene

    Ticker | 13 September 2018

    My Money Bank named leads for an inaugural covered bond on Thursday, the sole issuer to insert a mandate into a bulging pipeline that includes deals from across the capital spectrum.

  • The flags of Austria and the European Union are pictured in front of the Austrian ministry of finance

    RLB Vorarlberg's roadshow pays off for debut

    Ticker | 10 September 2018

    A comprehensive roadshow for Raiffeisenlandesbank Vorarlberg’s debut covered bond paid off, with the €500m seven-year uncovering one of the best books seen for recent Austrian supply.

  • Lloyds, RBC broaden Sonia appeal as market gains momentum

    Bonds | 07 September 2018

    Another step in the development of the Sonia-linked market was taken last week after Lloyds Bank plc and Royal Bank of Canada brought the first notes linked to the sterling overnight index average (Sonia) from financial issuers.

  • Rare Spanish covered supply draws in large crowds

    Bonds | 07 September 2018

    Deutsche Bank SAE broke the drought in Spanish covered bond supply last Tuesday, bringing a €1bn March 2024 that attracted more than €1.35bn of demand, the biggest book of the week.

  • Spanish flag

    Rare Spanish covered supply draws in large crowds

    Ticker | 04 September 2018

    Deutsche Bank SAE broke the drought in Spanish covered bond supply on Tuesday, bringing a €1bn March 2024 that attracted more than €1.35bn of demand, the biggest book of the week so far.

  • NIBC

    NIBC CPT covered goes slow against busy backdrop

    Ticker | 04 September 2018

    Demand for a rare conditional pass-through covered bond was slow to build on Tuesday, with the book of some €800m for NIBC Bank’s 10-year giving leads little leeway to tighten pricing.

  • Japanese flag.jpg

    US dollar market fires up

    Ticker | 28 August 2018

    Three public sector issuers are expected to come to the US dollar market this week, providing some much needed supply after a rather lacklustre summer for issuance in the currency.

  • FMS

    FMS adds to sterling supply

    Ticker | 28 August 2018

    FMS Wertmanagement brought a £250m seven-year trade on Tuesday, in a bid to attract the last remnants of demand for sterling paper following last week’s issues from the IFC, OeKB, Rentenbank, IADB and ADB.

  • Finnish national flag

    Orders pour in for Finland 10-year return

    Ticker | 28 August 2018

    Investors, undeterred by the looming decline in the European Central Bank’s asset purchase programme, piled into the Republic of Finland’s first 10-year benchmark in a year, but the going was slower for frequent issuer KfW.

  • The National Australia Bank Logo is seen on a branch in central Sydney, Australia.

    NAB excels on return to euros

    Bonds | 24 August 2018

    National Australia Bank (Aa3/AA–/AA–) made a successful return to the euro market last Wednesday with a €2bn dual-tranche Eurobond issue that helped allay remaining fears of a European investor push-back related to Australia’s banking scandals.

  • Drivers leave the starting grid during the Formula E Championship race in Putrajaya.

    Fast and furious: German senior preferred market opens

    Top News | 24 August 2018

    German banks, eager to access cheap funding, wasted little time in raising senior preferred debt last week, with Berlin Hypo (BHH), Commerzbank and Deutsche Bank all setting out their stalls in the market.

  • Deutsche Bank

    Bond supply starts to weigh but Deutsche gets preferred

    Ticker | 23 August 2018

    Deutsche Bank on Thursday became the third German bank to issue public senior preferred debt, a €1bn five-year transaction that did not garner quite the same reception as Commerzbank earlier this week as supply started to weigh on the financials market.

  • Deutsche Pfandbriefbank headquarters

    Competing supply overshadows covered bonds

    Ticker | 22 August 2018

    Demand for Deutsche Pfandbriefbank and Raiffeisenlandesbank Niederoesterreich-Wien’s covered bonds was slow to come by on Wednesday in the face of more attractively priced senior supply.

  • Rentenbank logo

    Rentenbank extends SSA sterling run

    Ticker | 22 August 2018

    Rentenbank has brought further sterling supply to market, attempting to ride on the coattails of Tuesday’s oversubscribed Global from IFC.

  • Rabobank

    Market gears up for riskier supply as Rabo, BoI mandate

    Ticker | 21 August 2018

    Rabobank could bring the first senior non-preferred transaction from a Dutch lender as early as this week as it looks to meet new rules requiring banks to build layers of loss-absorbing debt.

  • F1 race

    Fast and furious: German senior preferred market opens

    Ticker | 21 August 2018

    German banks, eager to access cheap funding, have wasted little time in raising senior preferred debt, with Commerzbank bringing the second such trade in as many days.

  • BNP Paribas

    MOVES-BNP Paribas bolsters SSA debt syndicate

    Ticker | 21 August 2018

    BNP Paribas has bolstered its sovereign, supranational and agency (SSA) desk with Marium Zaidi, who has moved across internally, according to a source.

  • World Bank takes SOFR to SSA mainstream

    Bonds | 17 August 2018

    The World Bank (International Bank for Reconstruction and Development) last week priced its first bond priced off the Secured Overnight Financing Rate (SOFR), helping to further propel the new benchmark within the debt capital markets mainstream.

  • MOVES-Gandhi leaves Deutsche for AnaCap

    Ticker | 17 August 2018

    Vikram Gandhi, a director in Deutsche Bank’s capital solutions group, has resigned from the German lender to join AnaCap, according to sources.

  • The logo of Rabobank is seen on the building of its headquarters in Utrecht

    Rabobank outlines SNP target as debut draws nearer

    Ticker | 16 August 2018

    Rabobank expects to raise €3bn-€5bn of senior non-preferred debt (SNP) annually, with the first such trade to emerge in the second half of 2018, as it looks to meet new rules requiring banks to build layers of loss-absorbing debt.

  • Passers-by walk in front of a branch of French bank Credit Agricole in Marseille

    MOVES-Credit Agricole hires for Scandi DCM

    Ticker | 16 August 2018

    Credit Agricole has hired Nils Colldahl to run its Scandinavian financial institutions and debt capital markets business, according to sources.

  • European Union and Turkish flags

    Banks feel the heat as ECB warns on Turkey

    Ticker | 10 August 2018

    Bonds from a number of European banks came under selling pressure on Friday as investors’ concerns around their exposure to Turkey increased.

  • Dollar market gives European banks precious lifeline

    Bonds | 10 August 2018

    European banks made the most of a wide-open US dollar market to bring trades ahead of potential volatility in the coming weeks, raising US$8.25bn in senior and Additional Tier 1 debt last week.

  • UK AT1 supply overhang in focus

    Bonds | 10 August 2018

    The wait for Barclays plc’s long-rumoured Additional Tier 1 finally ended last Tuesday, as the bank placed a US$2.5bn perpetual non-call five that chipped away at the £7bn-equivalent of AT1 paper due to be called by UK financials over the next year.

  • A pedestrian passes the head office of Lloyds Banking Group in central London

    Lloyds joins Yankee stampede, eschews call option

    Ticker | 09 August 2018

    Lloyds Banking Group joined the stampede of European banks going to the US dollar market for funding, launching a US$3bn dual-tranche five and 10-year bullet holdco senior on Thursday.

  • French flag

    French banks get nod for callable senior

    Ticker | 09 August 2018

    French banks are a step closer to being able to issue callable senior debt, a move that will put them on a more even keel with US, Swiss and UK lenders as they look to build their buffers of loss-absorbing debt.

  • BNP Paribas sign

    Dollar market gives European banks precious lifeline

    Ticker | 08 August 2018

    A day after a successful senior non-preferred trade, BNP Paribas was back in the US high-grade primary with a US$750m perpetual non-call 10-year - the second Additional Tier 1 trade by an European bank this week in the dollar market.

  • barclays suit

    Barclays refi starts to remove UK bank AT1 supply overhang

    Ticker | 08 August 2018

    The wait for Barclays plc’s long-rumoured Additional Tier 1 finally ended on Tuesday, as the bank is set to price a US$2.5bn perpetual NC5 that will chip away at the £7bn-equivalent of AT1 paper due to be called by UK financials over the next year.

  • BNG keeps sterling tap open

    BNG keeps sterling tap open

    Ticker | 06 August 2018

    Bank Nederlandse Gementeen is keeping the flow of taps in sterling going, marketing a £100m increase of its 1% March 2022 transaction.

  • Credit Suisse

    MOVES-Krim returns to Credit Suisse

    Ticker | 06 August 2018

    Khalid Krim is returning to Credit Suisse to co-head its European debt capital markets business, according to sources.

  • No fireworks for World Bank's keenly priced euro return

    Bonds | 03 August 2018

    The World Bank’s first euro trade in almost two years just managed to get over the line last week as investors baulked at the tight print on offer.

  • Pound notes

    Sterling taps flowing as L-Bank joins fray

    Ticker | 02 August 2018

    L-Bank has joined KfW, NRW.Bank, Municipality Finance and Council of Europe Development Bank in tapping the sterling market, the latest issuer taking advantage of an attractive backdrop in the currency.

  • No fireworks for World Bank's keenly priced euro return

    No fireworks for World Bank's keenly priced euro return

    Ticker | 01 August 2018

    The World Bank’s first euro trade in almost two years just managed to get over the line on Wednesday as investors balked at the tight print on offer.

  • Lloyds Banking Group head office

    MOVES-Lloyds' Green moves to syndicate

    Ticker | 31 July 2018

    Chris Green, a financial institutions debt capital markets origination banker at Lloyds Banking Group, is moving to the UK bank’s syndicate desk, according to sources.

  • Passers-by walk in front of a branch of French bank Credit Agricole in Marseille

    MOVES-Thimont returns to Credit Agricole

    Ticker | 31 July 2018

    George Thimont has left Mizuho and is returning to Credit Agricole to work on the bank’s sovereign, supranational and agency bond syndicate desk, according to market sources.

  • HSBC

    HSBC goes digital with "MyDeal" app

    Ticker | 30 July 2018

    HSBC is rolling out a new centralised platform which it hopes will simplify processing information from investor roadshows for its new issue clients.

  • Credit Suisse

    Credit Suisse sets new landmark for AT1 market

    Top News | 13 July 2018

    Credit Suisse Group gave the Additional Tier 1 market a much needed fillip last week, landing the biggest order book of the year for a bank capital bond but the chunky price it had to pay could set an uncomfortable benchmark for those that follow.

  • Canadian banks seize window ahead of rule change

    Bonds | 13 July 2018

    Canadian banks led the charge for financial institutions last week, raising over US$7bn-equivalent in the euro and US dollar markets, taking advantage of one of the last windows to issue old-style senior before TLAC rules come into force in the country.

  • bonds

    Long Canadian absentee returns as euro market shines once more

    Ticker | 10 July 2018

    Bank of Montreal became the latest bank to take advantage of more attractive funding costs to bring the first senior unsecured euro benchmark from a Canadian bank since mid-March.

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