Central bank interest makes Canadian dollars look sweet

The European Investment Bank reopened the Canadian dollar market for SSAs on Wednesday, selling a five year benchmark. The widespread appeal of the deal, particularly to central banks, could encourage other issuers to turn their attention to the currency, according to syndicate bankers.

  • By Nathan Collins
  • 31 Jan 2014
“We’re seeing strong demand for Canadian dollars from central banks and other investors,” said a syndicate official involved in the deal. “This is a positive sign for SSAs established in the currency — like EIB, KfW and the World Bank — and could encourage other issuers to look at Canadian ...

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European Sovereign Bonds

Rank Lead Manager Amount €m No of issues Share %
  • Last updated
  • Today
1 Citi 17,773.39 25 9.05%
2 HSBC 16,094.53 24 8.19%
3 BNP Paribas 14,513.99 21 7.39%
4 Barclays 14,014.48 21 7.13%
5 Goldman Sachs 13,328.33 24 6.78%

Dollar Denominated SSA (Excl US Agency)

Rank Lead Manager Amount $m No of issues Share %
  • Last updated
  • Today
1 JPMorgan 46,791.16 113 11.72%
2 Citi 45,464.82 116 11.39%
3 HSBC 32,120.98 74 8.05%
4 Bank of America Merrill Lynch 31,796.56 92 7.97%
5 Deutsche Bank 25,336.01 60 6.35%

Bookrunners of Euro Denominated SSA (Excl US Agency)

Rank Lead Manager Amount $m No of issues Share %
  • Last updated
  • Today
1 HSBC 32,369.73 94 7.29%
2 UniCredit 31,868.36 105 7.18%
3 Goldman Sachs 31,008.65 80 6.99%
4 BNP Paribas 30,965.57 63 6.98%
5 Barclays 30,125.25 71 6.79%

Bookrunners of Global SSA (Excl US Agency)

Rank Lead Manager Amount $m No of issues Share %
  • Last updated
  • Today
1 Citi 85,921.52 293 7.36%
2 JPMorgan 85,692.63 478 7.34%
3 HSBC 75,413.89 256 6.46%
4 Bank of America Merrill Lynch 62,586.52 191 5.36%
5 Barclays 59,041.67 186 5.06%