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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
  • 21 Apr 2015
1 Barclays 11,496.03 16 5.70%
2 Citi 10,652.96 13 5.29%
3 UniCredit 8,815.25 7 4.37%
4 Credit Agricole CIB 6,742.85 7 3.35%
5 HSBC 6,658.55 10 3.30%

Dollar Denominated SSA (Excl US Agency)

Rank Lead Manager Amount $m No of issues Share %
  • Last updated
  • 20 Apr 2015
1 Bank of America Merrill Lynch 16,287.71 46 11.36%
2 Citi 13,348.09 31 9.31%
3 JPMorgan 12,993.30 33 9.06%
4 Goldman Sachs 12,827.87 28 8.95%
5 Deutsche Bank 11,767.77 32 8.21%

Bookrunners of Euro Denominated SSA (Excl US Agency)

Rank Lead Manager Amount $m No of issues Share %
  • Last updated
  • 21 Apr 2015
1 Barclays 17,791.47 31 9.73%
2 UniCredit 17,013.02 40 9.31%
3 Credit Agricole CIB 14,381.58 26 7.87%
4 HSBC 12,634.35 36 6.91%
5 Citi 11,165.48 19 6.11%

Bookrunners of Global SSA (Excl US Agency)

Rank Lead Manager Amount $m No of issues Share %
  • Last updated
  • 20 Apr 2015
1 Barclays 31,600.67 73 7.25%
2 Citi 28,784.66 86 6.61%
3 HSBC 26,356.69 115 6.05%
4 Deutsche Bank 25,792.92 107 5.92%
5 JPMorgan 22,105.57 62 5.07%