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
  • 06 Dec 2016
1 Barclays 20,475.35 32 10.72%
2 HSBC 16,236.35 23 8.50%
3 Citi 14,240.06 25 7.45%
4 JPMorgan 14,112.19 26 7.39%
5 Goldman Sachs 13,855.60 23 7.25%

Dollar Denominated SSA (Excl US Agency)

Rank Lead Manager Amount $m No of issues Share %
  • Last updated
  • 06 Dec 2016
1 JPMorgan 50,245.18 178 11.02%
2 Citi 46,367.72 136 10.17%
3 Bank of America Merrill Lynch 43,140.49 124 9.46%
4 HSBC 39,285.99 103 8.62%
5 Goldman Sachs 31,338.33 72 6.87%

Bookrunners of Euro Denominated SSA (Excl US Agency)

Rank Lead Manager Amount $m No of issues Share %
  • Last updated
  • 06 Dec 2016
1 Barclays 36,926.88 95 8.54%
2 HSBC 33,060.24 122 7.65%
3 UniCredit 31,974.40 113 7.39%
4 JPMorgan 28,280.84 94 6.54%
5 Credit Agricole CIB 28,083.65 83 6.49%

Bookrunners of Global SSA (Excl US Agency)

Rank Lead Manager Amount $m No of issues Share %
  • Last updated
  • 05 Dec 2016
1 HSBC 87,294.32 345 7.20%
2 JPMorgan 87,166.16 575 7.19%
3 Citi 78,596.39 270 6.49%
4 Barclays 78,038.93 251 6.44%
5 Bank of America Merrill Lynch 62,913.39 209 5.19%