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 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%