Opportunities for SSAs as Taiwanese lifers look abroad

New opportunities for issuers of dollar callable zeros could open up in the coming months, with Taiwanese life insurance companies — the main buyer of the product — tipped to look overseas to combat low domestic interest rates.

  • By Craig McGlashan
  • 30 Aug 2013

Supranationals and agencies are likely to be the biggest beneficiaries, said dealers, despite a new law that allows the investors to buy sub-investment grade corporate bonds.

Taiwanese insurance companies’ holdings of overseas debt — including fixed income and equity — increased to 40.9% in 2012 from 34.7% in ...

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European Sovereign Bonds

Rank Lead Manager Amount €m No of issues Share %
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4 Barclays 14,014.48 21 7.13%
5 Goldman Sachs 13,328.33 24 6.78%

Dollar Denominated SSA (Excl US Agency)

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4 Bank of America Merrill Lynch 31,796.56 92 7.88%
5 Deutsche Bank 26,169.34 61 6.48%

Bookrunners of Euro Denominated SSA (Excl US Agency)

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1 HSBC 32,369.73 94 7.26%
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5 Barclays 30,125.25 71 6.76%

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1 JPMorgan 86,363.02 489 7.38%
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3 HSBC 75,912.57 258 6.48%
4 Bank of America Merrill Lynch 62,681.73 193 5.35%
5 Barclays 59,041.67 186 5.04%