Wednesday, 21 February 2018

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  • A very FIGgy week in Swiss francs

    Bonds | 16 February 2018

    It was an extremely FIG-heavy week in the Swiss market, with six out of the seven deals printed being bank issues, both domestic and foreign.

  • Kexim

    Kexim brings Asia back to the Swiss

    Ticker | 14 February 2018

    Kexim brought the first Swiss franc trade from an Asian issuer since 2017 on Monday, a transaction that followed a recent string of issuers from the Middle East and Latin America.

  • Swiss Franc Bond House: Credit Suisse

    Swiss Franc Bond House: Credit Suisse

    All Special Reports | 15 December 2017

    In a year that presented new challenges that needed fresh thinking to overcome, and despite major changes in its bond team, one bank stood out. For its leadership, innovation and consistent approach, Credit Suisse is IFR’s Swiss Franc Bond House of the Year.

  • Swiss Franc Bond: Argentina's SFr400m three-and-a-half-year bond

    All Special Reports | 15 December 2017

    It is rare for a sub-investment-grade issuer with a default still fresh in people’s minds to bring a deal to the notoriously conservative Swiss market.

  • MOVES-Seiler steps up at Raiffeisen Schweiz

    Ticker | 08 September 2017

    Alexander Seiler has taken over as head of securities at Raiffeisen Schweiz, in charge of fixed income trading and sales, capital markets and equity trading.

  • NWB Bank

    NWB back in Swiss francs after five years

    Ticker | 26 July 2017

    A rare beast in the Swiss market surfaced on Tuesday, with Nederlandse Waterschapsbank bringing its first deal in the currency since 2012.

  • Jackson National Life back in Swiss after a decade

    Ticker | 11 July 2017

    Jackson National Life returned to the Swiss market after a decade’s absence on Tuesday, taking advantage of the improving basis swap to bring a new FA-backed deal.

  • ZKB shrugs off AT1 concerns

    Bonds | 23 June 2017

    It was obviously going to take a special case to bring an AT1 in the aftermath of Banco Popular’s spectacular collapse on June 7 and the concomitant wipeout of its subordinated debt holders.

  • The Verizon building in New York

    Fresh horizon for Verizon with Swiss debut

    Ticker | 19 May 2017

    Verizon received a warm welcome for an inaugural Swiss franc deal on Wednesday, taking advantage of a benign market atmosphere to launch a SFr1bn dual-tranche issue.

  • Bucket with the colours of Argentina's national flag

    Argentina's Swiss return comes at a price

    Top News | 24 March 2017

    Argentina returned to the Swiss franc market last Thursday after an absence of nearly two decades, although the sovereign’s lowly ratings and chequered history meant the deal was an acquired taste for investors.

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