-- Daniel O’Leary
Achmea Hypotheekbank, a Dutch mortgage lender, has privately placed Dutch Mortgage Portfolio Loans VI, a €783 million ($993 million) residential mortgage securitization. JPMorgan, the Royal Bank of Scotland and Deutsche Bank acted as joint lead managers on the deal.
The notes have been placed with a small club of investors, according to a syndication official. He declined to elaborate on the identity of the investors. “If you know the European market, then it’s easy to work out who the main buyers are,” he said. JPMorgan, PIMCO and Bank of America have been the most active players in the private RMBS market, but their participation in this deal could not be confirmed.
Moody’s Investors Service gave the deal Aaa.
Achmea’s last deal was the DMPL VII, a €790 million ($1 billion) retained deal, which closed in November, 2009. DMPL VI is backed by 3,338 prime Dutch loans. The notes have a weighted average life of 4.2 years and the seniors are paying a coupon of 2.144%.
Officials at Achmea did not return phone calls.