Latest Sub-sovereigns news

  • Contrasting fortunes in Iberia

    The Spanish central government’s stand-off with the executive in Catalonia over an upcoming independence referendum is failing to worry Bono investors — but some bankers believe the market could soon be hit by a bout of volatility unless an agreement is reached. The Spanish situation was in marked contrast to the country’s western neighbour, as Portugal enjoyed a strong week after regaining investment grade status from S&P.

    • 21 Sep 2017
  • KBN offers dollar haven as Korea worries rise

    Kommunalbanken will bring a dollar benchmark in a defensive tenor on Wednesday, which a banker on the deal said is the perfect product for investors amid rising geopolitical tensions. The trade also offers an attractive spread over US Treasuries, the banker added, despite a tightening in swap spreads — although other bankers said that tightening meant larger issuers should consider longer dated deals.

    • 29 Aug 2017
  • FMS-W launches third summer trade, joined by German state

    FMS Wertmanagement has printed its third deal of the summer, scooping up €1bn of short dated euro paper with an opportunistic trade.

    • 16 Aug 2017
  • SSA mart moves away from haven play, but only core comes

    Public sector bond supply this week is so far thin on the ground, despite conditions calming after fears of a conflict between the US and North Korea fell. The only supply on Monday came from a German issuer, despite some analysts pointing to a “mild risk-on tone” in eurozone debt markets.

    • 14 Aug 2017
  • Gilt yields drop ahead of Sept syndication as BoE holds steady

    Gilt yields dropped on Thursday after the Bank of England’s Monetary Policy Committee voted 6-2 to hold the Bank Rate at 0.25% — a higher majority than the 5-3 in favour of holding at its last meeting in June. The more dovish result came after weeks of hawkish noises emanating from the central bank. Meanwhile, the Province of Alberta returned to the sterling market to tap its debut issue from earlier this year.

    • 03 Aug 2017
  • Alberta makes second ever visit to sterling

    The Province of Alberta has returned to the sterling market, following its debut in the currency in February.

    • 01 Aug 2017
  • Premiums ‘thing of the past’ for dollar SSAs

    Public sector issuers are enjoying a rare time in dollars, with a lack of supply and strong demand allowing tightly priced short end deals — leading one syndicate official to respond to a question on pricing concessions with: “New issue what?” But hopes of longer end issuance appear dashed as US yields fall as quickly as expectations that US president Donald Trump will deliver on his pro-growth policies.

    • 20 Jul 2017
  • Alberta plots more dollar visits, outlines CP plans

    The Province of Alberta is planning another two dollar benchmarks during this calendar year, as it attempts to make up lost time after a surprise rating action by S&P earlier in the year. The sub-sovereign also revealed to GlobalCapital its issuance expectations for its new US commercial paper programme.

    • 20 Jul 2017
  • Alberta scores ‘good outcome’ with first outing since double downgrade

    The Province of Alberta on Wednesday passed its first bond market test since suffering a double downgrade from S&P in May. Bankers away from the trade said it was a “good outcome”, despite having to pay a bit of concession — unlike most other dollar deals over the last few weeks.

    • 19 Jul 2017
  • Investors snapping up benchmarks but eyeing central banks

    Investors have rarely been so supportive of public sector borrowing this side of Bastille Day. Issuers are churning out well-received benchmarks, but with a European Central Bank meeting approaching, market participants face a shortened week.

    • 19 Jul 2017

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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 40,395.00 104 11.69%
2 JPMorgan 39,421.51 106 11.41%
3 Bank of America Merrill Lynch 28,165.08 86 8.15%
4 HSBC 26,016.15 67 7.53%
5 Deutsche Bank 23,091.31 54 6.68%

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 7.36%
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 76,927.45 261 7.33%
2 JPMorgan 75,508.10 437 7.19%
3 HSBC 68,678.90 244 6.54%
4 Bank of America Merrill Lynch 58,336.30 179 5.56%
5 Barclays 53,257.86 172 5.07%