Jon Penner is a senior reporter/analyst on IFR Markets for live Eurobond issuance and secondary market commentary, also covering regional and Swiss Franc issuance for IFR magazine. He has spent almost 20 years in the markets in the back office, as a broker, a salesman and a trader before settling into writing about it. He joined IFR in 2006 and is based in London.
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It’s not easy changing the course of one of the biggest banks in a country, but with its strong vision, leadership and innovative deals, and its ability to eat away at its great rival’s leading market position, UBS is IFR’s Swiss Franc Bond House of the Year.
Nestle made a rare appearance in its domestic market, selling a SFr1.5bn dual-tranche six and 10-year bond that exemplified one of the major themes running through the year.
Banco de Chile, rated A1/A, popped up on Friday afternoon with a SFr115m (US$115m) senior unsecured five-year bond due November 21 2023.