Swiss buyers support resurgence in SSA market
Swiss franc investors split this week’s primary buying between opposite ends of the credit spectrum, though name recognition and rarity value drove deals of both types. Alongside high yielding corporate paper from Metro and Valora (see separate story), accounts snapped up tightly priced agency paper from Oesterreichische Kontrollbank (OKB) and Kommuninvest.
While the Swiss market has lacked SSA credits lately as low rates have forced borrowers to offer unattractive spreads, OKB grabbed the opportunity to issue a rare floating rate note when two year pricing moved into positive territory. Demand came from money market funds and bank treasuries that
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