BNZ maturity switch hits investor sweet spot
Bank of New Zealand priced a €500m three year deal this week, only two weeks after it was forced to postpone a five year trade in the same currency. The shorter maturity and capped deal size yielded a far more positive result, with over 100 accounts contributing to an order book that was three times covered.
"If you read the market, it was obvious there was demand at the short end and the issuer was flexible," said a syndicate lead. Barclays, Nationwide and National Australia Bank used a three year floating format to raise sterling funding in January, but until BNZs trade there had
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