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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 %
1 UniCredit 12,276.71 7 13.03%
2 Intesa Sanpaolo SpA 11,468.88 4 12.17%
3 Citi 8,968.55 15 9.52%
4 Barclays 8,952.26 14 9.50%
5 SG Corporate & Investment Banking 6,394.84 9 6.79%

Dollar Denominated SSA (Excl US Agency)

Rank Lead Manager Amount $m No of issues Share %
1 Deutsche Bank 16,594.01 38 0.00%
2 Barclays 14,014.50 30 0.00%
3 HSBC 13,666.53 31 0.00%
4 Citi 13,663.67 31 0.00%
5 Goldman Sachs 13,105.85 28 0.00%

bookrunners of Euro Denominated SSA (Excl US Agency)

Rank Lead Manager Amount $m No of issues Share %
1 UniCredit 31,236.80 50 0.00%
2 HSBC 19,732.49 33 0.00%
3 Barclays 18,220.17 26 0.00%
4 SG Corporate & Investment Banking 16,061.97 26 0.00%
5 Intesa Sanpaolo SpA 16,054.27 5 0.00%

Bookrunners of Global SSA (Excl US Agency)

Rank Lead Manager Amount $m No of issues Share %
1 HSBC 41,533.76 125 7.71%
2 Deutsche Bank 38,937.97 125 7.23%
3 Barclays 35,408.99 78 6.57%
4 UniCredit 31,835.10 52 5.91%
5 Citi 29,995.62 72 5.57%