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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
  • 16 Sep 2014
1 Barclays 14,733.28 23 0.00%
2 UniCredit 13,472.74 9 0.00%
3 HSBC 12,999.61 22 0.00%
4 Citi 12,788.19 23 0.00%
5 Intesa Sanpaolo SpA 11,778.39 5 0.00%

Dollar Denominated SSA (Excl US Agency)

Rank Lead Manager Amount $m No of issues Share %
  • Last updated
  • 15 Sep 2014
1 Deutsche Bank 26,374.87 71 9.95%
2 JPMorgan 24,348.44 58 9.19%
3 Bank of America Merrill Lynch 23,446.15 69 8.85%
4 HSBC 23,287.18 58 8.79%
5 Citi 22,494.10 53 8.49%

Bookrunners of Euro Denominated SSA (Excl US Agency)

Rank Lead Manager Amount $m No of issues Share %
  • Last updated
  • 16 Sep 2014
1 UniCredit 42,658.48 93 9.48%
2 HSBC 36,805.72 103 8.18%
3 Deutsche Bank 31,225.70 65 6.94%
4 Barclays 29,941.00 58 6.65%
5 SG Corporate & Investment Banking 23,877.00 43 5.30%

Bookrunners of Global SSA (Excl US Agency)

Rank Lead Manager Amount $m No of issues Share %
  • Last updated
  • 15 Sep 2014
1 HSBC 72,626.10 285 7.15%
2 Deutsche Bank 72,255.92 252 7.12%
3 Barclays 59,460.42 152 5.86%
4 Citi 50,643.72 144 4.99%
5 JPMorgan 50,295.48 164 4.95%