Dutch to set new benchmark point as 20s become the new 30s

The Dutch State Treasury Agency (DSTA) is set to issue its first ever 20 year bond on March 6, becoming the first sovereign to test a maturity that some believe could become a new benchmark point on the curve as a result of Solvency II. The fact that the euro swap curve peaks at 20 years also commends the tenor.

  • 24 Feb 2012

Bankers wonder if the European Union will opt for 20 years for its €3bn transaction which could be launched as early as next week.

"Twenty years is going to attract more interest in the future," said Rom Balax, head of SSA syndicate at Royal Bank of Scotland. "There ...

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European Sovereign Bonds

Rank Lead Manager Amount €m No of issues Share %
  • Last updated
  • Today
1 Citi 16,088.76 20 8.58%
2 HSBC 15,210.51 21 8.11%
3 BNP Paribas 13,600.58 19 7.25%
4 Barclays 13,491.76 19 7.19%
5 Goldman Sachs 12,661.40 23 6.75%

Dollar Denominated SSA (Excl US Agency)

Rank Lead Manager Amount $m No of issues Share %
  • Last updated
  • Today
1 Citi 40,395.00 104 11.55%
2 JPMorgan 39,421.51 106 11.27%
3 Bank of America Merrill Lynch 28,165.08 86 8.06%
4 HSBC 26,016.15 67 7.44%
5 Deutsche Bank 23,191.31 55 6.63%

Bookrunners of Euro Denominated SSA (Excl US Agency)

Rank Lead Manager Amount $m No of issues Share %
  • Last updated
  • Today
1 HSBC 31,962.39 92 7.69%
2 UniCredit 30,615.95 95 7.36%
3 Goldman Sachs 28,739.59 76 6.91%
4 BNP Paribas 28,348.17 57 6.82%
5 Barclays 26,617.69 64 6.40%

Bookrunners of Global SSA (Excl US Agency)

Rank Lead Manager Amount $m No of issues Share %
  • Last updated
  • Today
1 Citi 77,028.94 262 7.30%
2 JPMorgan 75,557.48 438 7.16%
3 HSBC 68,702.85 245 6.51%
4 Bank of America Merrill Lynch 58,336.30 179 5.53%
5 Barclays 53,257.86 172 5.05%