World Bank brings rarity to Nokkie market

Global institutional demand for solid sovereign, supranational and agency names in Norwegian kroner drove the World Bank’s first new issue in the currency for 11 months — a Nkr1bn 2.375% 2017 note priced on Wednesday.

  • 24 Feb 2012

European and Asian central banks’ participation in Norwegian krone SSA deals peaked in 2011 when the Eurozone sovereign crisis was in full swing and the strength of the Norwegian krone made it an attractive new reserve currency.

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European Sovereign Bonds

Rank Lead Manager Amount €m No of issues Share %
  • Last updated
  • Today
1 Citi 18,481.15 26 8.95%
2 HSBC 16,094.53 24 7.80%
3 BNP Paribas 15,919.65 22 7.71%
4 Barclays 15,034.43 23 7.28%
5 Goldman Sachs 14,733.99 25 7.14%

Dollar Denominated SSA (Excl US Agency)

Rank Lead Manager Amount $m No of issues Share %
  • Last updated
  • Today
1 JPMorgan 53,381.13 125 12.09%
2 Citi 49,764.15 128 11.27%
3 HSBC 34,695.08 84 7.86%
4 Bank of America Merrill Lynch 33,616.38 101 7.61%
5 Deutsche Bank 29,250.35 70 6.62%

Bookrunners of Euro Denominated SSA (Excl US Agency)

Rank Lead Manager Amount $m No of issues Share %
  • Last updated
  • Today
1 HSBC 33,639.57 107 7.23%
2 UniCredit 32,850.81 112 7.06%
3 Barclays 31,876.57 76 6.85%
4 Goldman Sachs 31,731.55 86 6.82%
5 BNP Paribas 31,052.89 65 6.68%

Bookrunners of Global SSA (Excl US Agency)

Rank Lead Manager Amount $m No of issues Share %
  • Last updated
  • Today
1 JPMorgan 93,202.80 530 7.40%
2 Citi 91,849.49 314 7.29%
3 HSBC 79,596.61 281 6.32%
4 Bank of America Merrill Lynch 65,275.79 207 5.18%
5 Barclays 65,250.47 203 5.18%