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FIGSenior Debt

Senior turns sour as investors shun five FIG deals in a week

Lemons

Supportive secondary markets and tightening credit indices have deceived issuers of senior and covered bonds in the FIG market, causing five to pull the plug on new transactions over the span of five trading days. That left market participants wondering if the year is over for FIG issuance, as investors happy with returns on the year have avoided taking on further risk — despite issuers offering spreads that have previously led to successful deals, writes Nathan Collins.

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