BondMarker results: Austria’s century venture scored

The eurozone’s first ever 100 year syndication launched last week, much to the excitement of the SSA market. Read on to see how the BondMarker voters rated Austria’s €3.5bn effort, as well as trades from Finland, Kommuninvest, Nordic Investment Bank, European Investment Bank and Dexia.

  • By Lewis McLellan
  • 21 Sep 2017
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Austria’s 100 year bond was the indisputable star of the week, earning close to a perfect score for pricing, timing and of course, structure/maturity. Only its score for quality of the investor book was slightly below the weekly average.

The €4bn five year that accompanied the 100 year tranche also achieved impressive scores of eight or higher in every category.

Austria was joined in the euro market by a €3bn six year from the European Investment Bank. Though EIB’s note received respectable scores, it was below the weekly average in every category except quality of the investor book.

In dollars, Finland and Nordic Investment Bank printed a pair of $1bn three year no-grows. Both trades received excellent scores, hovering between eight and nine for every category and, by and large, comparing favourably with the weekly average.

Dexia’s somewhat more ambitious $2bn five year transaction was less warmly received. While it received the best score of the week for performance, its grade for pricing was the lowest, perhaps indicating investors got a very good deal.

Read the bond comments for the transactions here.

Click here to score this week’s deals.


170921 BondMarker

  • By Lewis McLellan
  • 21 Sep 2017

European Sovereign Bonds

Rank Lead Manager Amount €m No of issues Share %
  • Last updated
  • Today
1 Citi 8,631.56 13 12.63%
2 JPMorgan 7,267.09 8 10.64%
3 Barclays 6,912.22 7 10.12%
4 NatWest Markets 5,400.28 4 7.90%
5 HSBC 4,881.02 6 7.14%

Dollar Denominated SSA (Excl US Agency)

Rank Lead Manager Amount $m No of issues Share %
  • Last updated
  • Today
1 Citi 15,651.00 27 14.15%
2 HSBC 11,973.58 17 10.82%
3 JPMorgan 11,557.79 19 10.45%
4 Bank of America Merrill Lynch 9,047.71 21 8.18%
5 Goldman Sachs 8,869.90 16 8.02%

Bookrunners of Euro Denominated SSA (Excl US Agency)

Rank Lead Manager Amount $m No of issues Share %
  • Last updated
  • Today
1 Barclays 13,618.01 17 9.87%
2 JPMorgan 11,435.68 20 8.29%
3 Citi 11,339.99 28 8.22%
4 NatWest Markets 9,152.73 8 6.63%
5 Credit Agricole CIB 8,464.56 15 6.13%

Bookrunners of Global SSA (Excl US Agency)

Rank Lead Manager Amount $m No of issues Share %
  • Last updated
  • Today
1 Citi 31,306.13 82 9.61%
2 JPMorgan 28,433.28 108 8.73%
3 HSBC 22,935.74 61 7.04%
4 Barclays 20,560.29 40 6.31%
5 Goldman Sachs 17,261.21 27 5.30%