Corporate bond week ahead: secondary weakness not a worry

European rates markets suffered some volatility this week, but on a smaller scale than that experienced in the US. This did cause some widening of secondary spreads, but the sentiment around primary issuance has stayed constructive.

  • By Nigel Owen
  • 12 Jan 2018

“Primary has done very well as investors remain constructive on risk and the market outlook is backed by strong cash positions,” said a London based syndicate banker. “Unlike 2017, there is no reason for issuers to rush to the market as the horizon of potential challenges is limited.”

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