KfW wins support as investors place their faith in core euro zone countries

KfW won plaudits from sovereign agency bankers this week for a Eu5bn five year benchmark which hit a perfect window for launch and pricing on Tuesday, well ahead of the extreme volatility that hit the market later in the week.

  • 23 Apr 2010

The issue was lead managed by Barclays Capital, DZ Bank and JPMorgan.

Demand from central banks represented 34% of the book, a number that pleased KfW’s head of capital markets Horst Seissinger.

"This is very good compared to the last two years when our euro benchmarks have typically had lower ...

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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 8.73%
2 HSBC 15,210.51 21 8.26%
3 BNP Paribas 13,600.58 19 7.38%
4 Barclays 13,491.76 19 7.32%
5 Goldman Sachs 12,661.40 23 6.87%

Dollar Denominated SSA (Excl US Agency)

Rank Lead Manager Amount $m No of issues Share %
  • Last updated
  • Today
1 Citi 40,045.00 103 11.63%
2 JPMorgan 39,221.51 105 11.39%
3 Bank of America Merrill Lynch 27,965.08 85 8.12%
4 HSBC 26,016.15 67 7.56%
5 Deutsche Bank 23,091.31 54 6.71%

Bookrunners of Euro Denominated SSA (Excl US Agency)

Rank Lead Manager Amount $m No of issues Share %
  • Last updated
  • Today
1 HSBC 31,938.44 91 7.68%
2 UniCredit 30,615.95 95 7.37%
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 76,487.85 259 7.30%
2 JPMorgan 75,308.10 436 7.18%
3 HSBC 68,678.90 244 6.55%
4 Bank of America Merrill Lynch 58,136.30 178 5.55%
5 Barclays 53,257.86 172 5.08%