SNB sacrifices bonds but fails to control FX

The Swiss bond market stalled this week despite investors’ rush for safe havens as the Swiss National Bank combated what it called the "massively overvalued" franc. But cutting rates and pumping up liquidity failed to cool the currency, which reached new highs on Thursday.

  • 05 Aug 2011
On Wednesday the SNB cut its target range for three month Libor to 0%-0.25% from 0%-0.75%, aiming for a three-month Libor rate "as close to zero as possible". It also looked to reduce banks’ sight deposits to Sfr80bn from Sfr30bn by repurchasing bills and not renewing maturing repo ...

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European Sovereign Bonds

Rank Lead Manager Amount €m No of issues Share %
  • Last updated
  • 17 Jan 2017
1 Morgan Stanley 1,158.55 2 14.54%
1 JPMorgan 1,158.55 2 14.54%
1 HSBC 1,158.55 2 14.54%
4 Bank of America Merrill Lynch 1,018.09 1 12.78%
5 Danske Bank 662.83 1 8.32%

Dollar Denominated SSA (Excl US Agency)

Rank Lead Manager Amount $m No of issues Share %
  • Last updated
  • 17 Jan 2017
1 Goldman Sachs 3,533.69 6 12.02%
2 JPMorgan 3,387.74 5 11.52%
3 HSBC 3,118.62 6 10.60%
4 Citi 3,063.28 6 10.42%
5 TD Securities Inc 2,869.30 6 9.76%

Bookrunners of Euro Denominated SSA (Excl US Agency)

Rank Lead Manager Amount $m No of issues Share %
  • Last updated
  • 10 Jan 2017
1 JPMorgan 3,111.53 5 17.78%
2 Bank of America Merrill Lynch 2,735.23 4 15.63%
3 HSBC 2,589.66 3 14.80%
4 LBBW 2,024.41 4 11.57%
5 Barclays 1,213.11 3 6.93%

Bookrunners of Global SSA (Excl US Agency)

Rank Lead Manager Amount $m No of issues Share %
  • Last updated
  • Today
1 JPMorgan 14,215.75 50 9.69%
2 Barclays 13,032.51 29 8.89%
3 Citi 12,864.73 34 8.77%
4 HSBC 11,755.65 26 8.02%
5 Bank of America Merrill Lynch 9,593.97 21 6.54%