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
  • 18 Jul 2017
1 Citi 14,891.10 17 9.46%
2 Barclays 12,759.91 17 8.11%
3 HSBC 12,732.87 18 8.09%
4 BNP Paribas 12,133.14 16 7.71%
5 JPMorgan 10,382.02 14 6.60%

Dollar Denominated SSA (Excl US Agency)

Rank Lead Manager Amount $m No of issues Share %
  • Last updated
  • 18 Jul 2017
1 Citi 33,810.56 82 12.15%
2 JPMorgan 30,730.06 80 11.05%
3 HSBC 21,125.88 53 7.59%
4 Bank of America Merrill Lynch 20,817.31 63 7.48%
5 Deutsche Bank 19,672.75 44 7.07%

Bookrunners of Euro Denominated SSA (Excl US Agency)

Rank Lead Manager Amount $m No of issues Share %
  • Last updated
  • 18 Jul 2017
1 HSBC 26,261.47 79 7.41%
2 Barclays 25,367.48 60 7.15%
3 BNP Paribas 25,241.18 48 7.12%
4 UniCredit 25,109.75 69 7.08%
5 JPMorgan 25,047.63 70 7.06%

Bookrunners of Global SSA (Excl US Agency)

Rank Lead Manager Amount $m No of issues Share %
  • Last updated
  • 18 Jul 2017
1 Citi 64,707.03 216 7.61%
2 JPMorgan 64,103.16 349 7.54%
3 HSBC 54,776.10 208 6.44%
4 Barclays 49,173.78 145 5.78%
5 Deutsche Bank 45,614.64 170 5.37%