EIB in the news

  • EIB sets up green bond 'Rosetta Stone'

    The European Investment Bank (EIB) and other market actors are working on a system to match investors’ views on what is a ‘green’ bond with suitable deals in the market.

    • 14 Jul 2017
  • Funding scorecard: supranationals

    This week's scorecard looks at the progress supranationals have made in their funding programmes this year.

    • 07 Jul 2017
  • SSAs fund in Kangas before market quiets down

    The Inter-American Development Bank (IADB) raised A$100m ($76.1m) on Tuesday by tapping its June 2026 Australian dollar bonds. It was joined later in the week by Nederlandse Waterschapsbank (NWB), the International Finance Corporation (IFC) and the European Investment Bank, which launched a tap that is expected to be priced on Friday.

    • 06 Jul 2017
  • EIB EUR1bn 1.5% Nov 47 green bond

    • 29 Jun 2017
  • EIB hails CAB-iversary in style with 30yr

    The European Investment Bank this week celebrated the 10th anniversary of its printing of the first ever green bond with the longest dated deal in the format from a supranational or agency — and at double its initial size target. The trade is also a further indication that green bonds can trade tighter in secondary than conventional paper.

    • 29 Jun 2017
  • GC lays down green gauntlet

    The green bond market will turn 10 next month amid claims that 2017 issuance will top $100bn. But how well do you know one of the capital markets’ greatest success stories? GlobalCapital invites you to show us just how green you are.

    • 19 Jun 2017
  • GC Bondmarker: featuring France's return to capital markets.

    The relief rally sparked by Emmanuel Macron's victory in the French presidential election is yet to fully evaporate and the Europe's public sector borrowers have been taking full advantage of it. Read on to see how GC BondMarker voters rated France's return to capital markets as well as the rest of the benchmarks.

    • 25 May 2017
  • EIB PLN1.5bn 3% May 24

    • 25 May 2017
  • EIB draws demand in middle of Polish curve

    The European Investment Bank found seven year funds in its latest move to build a benchmark curve in Polish zloty.

    • 25 May 2017
  • EIB draws demand in middle of Polish curve

    The European Investment Bank found seven year funds in its latest move to build a benchmark curve in Polish zloty.

    • 24 May 2017
  • EIB returns to Polish zloty

    The European Investment Bank is looking for seven year funds in Polish zloty curve in its latest move to build a benchmark curve in the currency.

    • 22 May 2017
  • Muddy dollar picture as investors switch to ‘impeachment trade’

    A swirl of allegations surrounding US president Donald Trump this week added a rally in US Treasuries to already tightening dollar swap spread, creating an uncertain environment for public sector issuers considering dollar deals next week.

    • 18 May 2017
  • GC BondMarker: featuring the post election deal flood

    The week commencing May 8 brought a wave of public sector borrowing. The victory of Emmanuel Macron in the French presidential election caused a wave of relief and signalled a blazing green light for issuance. See how the deals fared on GC BondMarker.

    • 18 May 2017
  • UK corporates seek replacements for EIB funding

    Some of the UK’s major borrowers, especially in the utility sector, are preparing for a future without European Investment Bank funding, as the supranational’s lending in the UK is set to be caught up in fraught Brexit negotiations.

    • 18 May 2017
  • Issuers flurry after moment's silence in Kanga market

    The Kangaroo market witnessed a flurry of deals this week as issuers dipped into an investor base starved of paper. The rush of deals follows a period of inactivity during which pricing –– compared with other niche currencies –– had been unfavourable, forcing issuers to wait until costs worked for them again.

    • 18 May 2017
  • EIB brings dollar 10s back in sight with debut dual trancher

    The European Investment Bank on Wednesday brought the first 10 year dollar benchmark from a triple-A SSA since the first week of the year, and despite tricky conditions found sufficient demand to increase the trade from its initial $1bn target. Adding a touch of novelty, the deal was part of what Dealogic data shows was EIB’s first ever dual tranche dollar benchmark.

    • 17 May 2017
  • EIB offers conventional/CAB dollar mix amid swap spread wobbles

    The European Investment Bank is set to take a novel approach to green bond issuance, after mandating for a dual tranche dollar deal — of which only one leg is a Climate Awareness Bond. Like Kommuninvest, which printed a four year dollar green bond on Tuesday, the supranational may have to contend with volatile dollar swap spreads.

    • 16 May 2017
  • EIB EUR3bn 1.125% Apr 33

    • 11 May 2017
  • SSAs eye long shots in hot euro market

    Emmanuel Macron’s election as French president last weekend was the catalyst for a flood of revved up euro deals this week, with issuers and investors aiming at the long end of the curve as the biggest known political risk in Europe this year passed with a market-friendly outcome. Craig McGlashan reports.

    • 11 May 2017
  • Bpifrance leads French comeback charge as euro market blooms

    Bpifrance Financement broke its size record on Tuesday, nipping back into capital markets ahead of several of its compatriots, according to a funding official at the issuer. The European Investment Bank (EIB) and NRW.Bank also made the most of the stable conditions, printing their own benchmarks.

    • 09 May 2017
  • SSA trio line up across euro curve

    Three public sector borrowers hit screens on Monday, mandating in a euro market buoyed by the defeat of National Front candidate Marine Le Pen in the final round of the French presidential election on Sunday.

    • 08 May 2017

EIB data breakdown

Sources: EIB, Dealogic

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EIB data

Dealer League Table EIB

Rank Lead Manager Amount $m No of issues Share %
  • Last updated
  • 19 Jul 2017
1 JPMorgan 5,863.45 56 12.22%
2 Goldman Sachs 4,942.63 10 10.30%
3 Barclays 4,751.67 11 9.90%
4 Citi 3,782.42 27 7.88%
5 Bank of America Merrill Lynch 3,782.28 16 7.88%
Key officials
  • Eila Kreivi, director, head of capital markets department
  • Sandeep Dhawan, head of funding, Americas, Asia, Pacific
  • Carlos Ferreira da Silva, head of funding, euros
  • Richard Teichmeister, head of funding, Europe (ex. euros), Africa
Guarantee EU sovereign shareholders are legally bound to pay callable capital of €221.585bn on EIB demand, if required to meet financial obligations.
The shareholders of the European Investment Bank are the 28 Member States of the European Union. Each Member State’s share in the bank’s capital is based on its economic weight within the European Union (expressed in GDP) at the time of its accession.

France, Germany, Italy, UK: 16.11% each
Spain:  9.67%
Belgium, Netherlands:  4.47% each
Others:  16.95%
Private placement
  • Minimum size of $10m eqv.
  • Can print interest rate linked and equity index linked structures, but not single stock linked
  • Minimum tenor is callable structures with minimum non-call period of one year
  • Can print in a wide range of currencies

European Sovereign Bonds

Rank Lead Manager Amount €m No of issues Share %
  • Last updated
  • 18 Jul 2017
1 Citi 14,891.10 17 9.46%
2 Barclays 12,759.91 17 8.11%
3 HSBC 12,732.87 18 8.09%
4 BNP Paribas 12,133.14 16 7.71%
5 JPMorgan 10,382.02 14 6.60%

Dollar Denominated SSA (Excl US Agency)

Rank Lead Manager Amount $m No of issues Share %
  • Last updated
  • 18 Jul 2017
1 Citi 33,810.56 82 12.15%
2 JPMorgan 30,730.06 80 11.05%
3 HSBC 21,125.88 53 7.59%
4 Bank of America Merrill Lynch 20,817.31 63 7.48%
5 Deutsche Bank 19,672.75 44 7.07%

Bookrunners of Euro Denominated SSA (Excl US Agency)

Rank Lead Manager Amount $m No of issues Share %
  • Last updated
  • 18 Jul 2017
1 HSBC 26,261.47 79 7.41%
2 Barclays 25,367.48 60 7.15%
3 BNP Paribas 25,241.18 48 7.12%
4 UniCredit 25,109.75 69 7.08%
5 JPMorgan 25,047.63 70 7.06%

Bookrunners of Global SSA (Excl US Agency)

Rank Lead Manager Amount $m No of issues Share %
  • Last updated
  • 18 Jul 2017
1 Citi 64,707.03 216 7.61%
2 JPMorgan 64,103.16 349 7.54%
3 HSBC 54,776.10 208 6.44%
4 Barclays 49,173.78 145 5.78%
5 Deutsche Bank 45,614.64 170 5.37%