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
  • 25 Jul 2017
1 Citi 14,891.10 17 9.36%
2 HSBC 13,214.67 18 8.30%
3 Barclays 12,759.91 17 8.02%
4 BNP Paribas 12,133.14 16 7.63%
5 JPMorgan 10,064.78 13 6.33%

Dollar Denominated SSA (Excl US Agency)

Rank Lead Manager Amount $m No of issues Share %
  • Last updated
  • 25 Jul 2017
1 Citi 34,249.78 84 12.02%
2 JPMorgan 30,938.47 81 10.86%
3 HSBC 22,416.83 55 7.87%
4 Bank of America Merrill Lynch 20,817.31 63 7.30%
5 Deutsche Bank 19,672.75 44 6.90%

Bookrunners of Euro Denominated SSA (Excl US Agency)

Rank Lead Manager Amount $m No of issues Share %
  • Last updated
  • Today
1 BNP Paribas 44,660.25 134 7.09%
2 HSBC 43,386.57 158 6.89%
3 Barclays 42,008.53 135 6.67%
4 JPMorgan 39,789.56 124 6.31%
5 Citi 36,838.62 118 5.85%

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Rank Lead Manager Amount $m No of issues Share %
  • Last updated
  • 24 Jul 2017
1 Citi 65,312.22 223 7.51%
2 JPMorgan 64,705.99 351 7.44%
3 HSBC 56,834.76 211 6.54%
4 Barclays 49,199.38 146 5.66%
5 Bank of America Merrill Lynch 46,028.22 140 5.29%