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
  • 21 Mar 2017
1 Barclays 7,850.85 11 9.64%
2 BNP Paribas 7,280.82 10 8.94%
3 JPMorgan 6,400.12 9 7.86%
4 Citi 6,397.23 7 7.85%
5 HSBC 5,782.53 9 7.10%

Dollar Denominated SSA (Excl US Agency)

Rank Lead Manager Amount $m No of issues Share %
  • Last updated
  • 07 Mar 2017
1 JPMorgan 13,983.25 38 11.62%
2 Citi 12,835.76 34 10.66%
3 TD Securities Inc 9,199.65 20 7.64%
4 HSBC 8,885.36 22 7.38%
5 Deutsche Bank 7,825.80 21 6.50%

Bookrunners of Euro Denominated SSA (Excl US Agency)

Rank Lead Manager Amount $m No of issues Share %
  • Last updated
  • 14 Mar 2017
1 Barclays 16,566.61 33 9.78%
2 JPMorgan 14,128.94 27 8.34%
3 Bank of America Merrill Lynch 12,288.23 26 7.26%
4 Credit Agricole CIB 11,879.83 26 7.02%
5 HSBC 11,124.72 31 6.57%

Bookrunners of Global SSA (Excl US Agency)

Rank Lead Manager Amount $m No of issues Share %
  • Last updated
  • 13 Mar 2017
1 JPMorgan 33,561.40 143 8.59%
2 Citi 28,071.02 97 7.18%
3 Barclays 27,149.68 62 6.95%
4 HSBC 24,052.21 82 6.16%
5 Bank of America Merrill Lynch 21,972.67 68 5.62%