Slovak stunner signals Swiss appeal for sovereigns

The Slovak Republic harnessed the Swiss debt market’s uncommon receptiveness to new names this week, underscoring franc investors’ appetite for diversification with a Sfr425m inaugural bond that could pave the way for follow-up deals from regional peers.

  • 30 Mar 2012
Slovakia managed to get Wednesday’s dual-trancher away at a level through its euro curve and through Poland, an established Swiss franc issuer. After this reminder of the market’s attractions for smaller sovereigns suffering from the Eurozone’s malaise, others like Slovenia could follow. "Slovakia’s trade shows us Swiss investors ...

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European Sovereign Bonds

Rank Lead Manager Amount €m No of issues Share %
  • Last updated
  • Today
1 Citi 16,088.76 20 8.89%
2 HSBC 15,210.51 21 8.40%
3 Barclays 13,356.41 18 7.38%
4 BNP Paribas 12,627.67 17 6.97%
5 Goldman Sachs 11,688.50 21 6.46%

Dollar Denominated SSA (Excl US Agency)

Rank Lead Manager Amount $m No of issues Share %
  • Last updated
  • Today
1 Citi 39,420.00 102 11.72%
2 JPMorgan 38,096.51 103 11.33%
3 Bank of America Merrill Lynch 27,865.54 84 8.28%
4 HSBC 25,234.90 65 7.50%
5 Deutsche Bank 22,091.31 51 6.57%

Bookrunners of Euro Denominated SSA (Excl US Agency)

Rank Lead Manager Amount $m No of issues Share %
  • Last updated
  • Today
1 HSBC 31,814.43 89 7.71%
2 UniCredit 30,218.77 93 7.33%
3 Goldman Sachs 28,577.41 75 6.93%
4 BNP Paribas 28,185.99 56 6.83%
5 SG Corporate & Investment Banking 26,540.51 60 6.44%

Bookrunners of Global SSA (Excl US Agency)

Rank Lead Manager Amount $m No of issues Share %
  • Last updated
  • Today
1 Citi 75,862.85 258 7.37%
2 JPMorgan 73,664.97 432 7.15%
3 HSBC 67,773.64 240 6.58%
4 Bank of America Merrill Lynch 57,995.54 176 5.63%
5 Barclays 52,704.16 167 5.12%