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FIGCovered Bonds

ECB puts Pepp into step of covered bonds as primary tipped to resume

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Hesitant covered bond issuers, that had been waiting for the European Central Bank to commence buying under its Pandemic Emergency Purchase Programme (Pepp), may no longer have an excuse to wait and should return to the market soon — particularly since funding levels are cheap relative to senior unsecured, but also because wider spreads may reflect the deterioration in credit risk as opposed to liquidity risk.

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