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  • The logo for Wells Fargo bank is pictured in downtown Los Angeles

    Wells Fargo taps cash-rich Europeans

    Bonds | 11 August 2012

    Wells Fargo on Thursday made its first venture into the euro bond market since 2008. The US bank’s €1.5bn 10-year senior unsecured trade drew a book of €5.5bn from 300 investors, confirming the huge appetite of investors for strong names.

  • Spanish flag

    EU tests sub debt bail-in blueprint in Spain

    Capital City | 12 July 2012

    The European Union plan to impose losses on the holders of Spanish subordinated debt that need recapitalising has unsettled some fixed income investors, who fear, following the experience of Ireland, that this could become a blueprint for all eurozone banks.

  • Generali

    Generali feels squeeze as sub call deadline looms

    Capital City | 28 June 2012

    Investors holding a subordinated issue for Italian insurer Generali increasingly fear that the company will not be able to retire the bonds at the first opportunity, breaking with previous market practice.

  • Reshaping future funding

    Reshaping the future of funding

    All Special Reports | 18 May 2012

    The European Commission released on June 6 a set of proposals aimed at eradicating the “too big to fail” concept and force bondholders to share the burden when banks run into difficulties. “Bail-inable” bonds will reshape the bank funding market, but only gradually.

  • 3CIF

    3CIF in disarray ahead of rating cut

    Top News | 12 May 2012

    Prices for Caisse Centrale du Credit Immobilier de France’s senior bonds plunged last week, after it was forced to suspend several of its covered bonds from trading. The bank had failed to file accounts by an April 30 deadline and that prompted speculation that its business model was threatened by an impending multi-notch downgrade.

  • 3CIF

    3CIF bond suspension sparks merger rumours

    Capital City | 09 May 2012

    Caisse Centrale du Credit Immobilier de France’s (3CIF) suspension of several of its covered bonds on Monday has caused its senior unsecured bonds to widen and sparked rumours of a possible merger with another French bank.

  • Draghi in Barcelona

    Spain pressed on bad bank

    Top News | 05 May 2012

    Spain must act in a matter of weeks to implement a plan to ring-fence its banks’ €184bn of soured real estate loans, according to advisers familiar with discussions taking place in the country about how to deal with the build-up of bad loans.

  • A Spanish flag flutters in the wind in central Madrid (Reuters)

    Analysis: Sub debt losses loom as Spain plans bank cleanup

    Capital City | 02 May 2012

    Institutional investors in Spanish banks’ subordinated debt are unlikely to suffer the same fate as Irish bondholders although deeply discounted voluntary debt buy-backs could be on the cards, market participants said this week.

  • Aviva draws huge book

    Bonds | 28 April 2012

    Aviva’s hybrid Tier 1 transaction, sized at US$650m, generated orders in excess of US$6bn from more than 150 investors, the UK insurance company said. Its perpetual non-call 5.5 bonds were sold in Asia via Barclays, Citigroup, Goldman Sachs, HSBC and JP Morgan.

  • IMF joins clamour for bail-in as EC paper nears

    Bonds | 27 April 2012

    The International Monetary Fund became the latest international body to back the notion of bail-ins for bank debt last week, reigniting the debate on the topic ahead of the presentation of proposals on the subject by the European Commission in the coming weeks.

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