Action on all fronts as supply scarcity drives bid
Deals are steadily trickling through in the FIG market this week, with UBS taking the loss-absorbing capital baton from BBVA with a new 10 year non-call five Coco, and Liverpool Victoria launching a 30 year non-call 10 subordinated trade. Flows in senior unsecured and covered bonds are increasing, but with many borrowers well funded, the scarcity of supply is helping banks price deals with small new issue premiums.
UBS had found over $4.5bn of demand by around 9am London time for its Coco, with initial pricing thoughts set at 4.875%-5%. The deal, which will be for $1.5bn, writes down in full if the bank breaches a 5% common equity tier one ratio.
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