The Cover provides a brief summary of the regular covered bond research notes produced by Deutsche Bank, Société Générale CIB, LBBW, Barclays Capital and DZ Bank. With the covered bond to senior unsecured spread having widened considerably in the recent past, one of the key focuses is on relative value, and in some cases senior is preferred over covered. A couple of houses also look at the Scandinavian region with one highlighting the risk of house price declines on high LTV pools in Denmark and Sweden. Finally, one house looks at rising Spanish NPLs and finds that this should not be a problem – provided there’s a €75bn recapitalisation.
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