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FIGCovered Bonds

ECB struggles with covered bonds, as do all investors

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The European Central Bank's covered bond purchases remained weak in March and, with issuance expected to stay anaemic for the foreseeable future, it will struggle to prevent its portfolio from shrinking. While this is positive for spreads, returns this year have been abysmal and, in the absence of supply, investors are being squeezed out.

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