Triple-A Finland sells itself on credentials rather than yield

The mood toward peripheral sovereigns may have improved recently but the results of the Republic of Finland’s new July 2028 government bond launched on Tuesday proved that investors are more than happy to sacrifice yield to buy a top quality credit.

  • 03 Feb 2012

Finland paid a coupon of 2.75% for its 16.5 year issue, compared with, for example, the Kingdom of Belgium, which priced at 10 year in January at 197bp over swaps with a coupon of 4.25%.

Finland is one of the few Eurozone sovereigns still rated triple-A by all three ...

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European Sovereign Bonds

Rank Lead Manager Amount €m No of issues Share %
  • Last updated
  • 19 Jul 2016
1 Barclays 14,019.32 20 5.39%
2 HSBC 11,272.72 16 4.33%
3 Citi 9,809.67 17 3.77%
4 JPMorgan 9,555.71 16 3.67%
5 SG Corporate & Investment Banking 9,238.18 13 3.55%

Dollar Denominated SSA (Excl US Agency)

Rank Lead Manager Amount $m No of issues Share %
  • Last updated
  • 18 Jul 2016
1 JPMorgan 34,742.04 94 11.94%
2 Bank of America Merrill Lynch 26,836.47 75 9.22%
3 Citi 25,973.58 71 8.92%
4 HSBC 23,948.63 63 8.23%
5 Goldman Sachs 20,598.30 44 7.08%

Bookrunners of Euro Denominated SSA (Excl US Agency)

Rank Lead Manager Amount $m No of issues Share %
  • Last updated
  • 12 Jul 2016
1 Barclays 28,036.95 63 9.11%
2 HSBC 24,670.73 80 8.01%
3 UniCredit 23,985.36 78 7.79%
4 Credit Agricole CIB 20,662.97 56 6.71%
5 JPMorgan 20,532.16 57 6.67%

Bookrunners of Global SSA (Excl US Agency)

Rank Lead Manager Amount $m No of issues Share %
  • Last updated
  • 18 Jul 2016
1 JPMorgan 62,322.27 325 7.75%
2 HSBC 57,853.78 217 7.20%
3 Barclays 56,806.88 165 7.07%
4 Citi 49,867.72 156 6.21%
5 Bank of America Merrill Lynch 42,036.46 131 5.23%