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
  • 21 Mar 2017
1 Barclays 7,850.85 11 9.64%
2 BNP Paribas 7,280.82 10 8.94%
3 JPMorgan 6,400.12 9 7.86%
4 Citi 6,397.23 7 7.85%
5 HSBC 5,782.53 9 7.10%

Dollar Denominated SSA (Excl US Agency)

Rank Lead Manager Amount $m No of issues Share %
  • Last updated
  • 07 Mar 2017
1 JPMorgan 13,983.25 38 11.62%
2 Citi 12,835.76 34 10.66%
3 TD Securities Inc 9,199.65 20 7.64%
4 HSBC 8,885.36 22 7.38%
5 Deutsche Bank 7,825.80 21 6.50%

Bookrunners of Euro Denominated SSA (Excl US Agency)

Rank Lead Manager Amount $m No of issues Share %
  • Last updated
  • 14 Mar 2017
1 Barclays 16,566.61 33 9.78%
2 JPMorgan 14,128.94 27 8.34%
3 Bank of America Merrill Lynch 12,288.23 26 7.26%
4 Credit Agricole CIB 11,879.83 26 7.02%
5 HSBC 11,124.72 31 6.57%

Bookrunners of Global SSA (Excl US Agency)

Rank Lead Manager Amount $m No of issues Share %
  • Last updated
  • 13 Mar 2017
1 JPMorgan 33,561.40 143 8.59%
2 Citi 28,071.02 97 7.18%
3 Barclays 27,149.68 62 6.95%
4 HSBC 24,052.21 82 6.16%
5 Bank of America Merrill Lynch 21,972.67 68 5.62%