First BTP Italia since May gets ‘disappointing uptake’

Investors took up just over €700m during the first two days of the first BTP Italia sale since the Italian bond market sell-off began in May, leaving the sovereign heading for a volume far less than its target of €6bn-€8bn, according to buy-side strategists.

  • By Burhan Khadbai
  • 21 Nov 2018

The issuance of the November 2022 BTP Italia began on Monday and will run until Thursday, with the last day to open up the bond to institutional accounts. The guaranteed annual coupon rate is 1.45%.

“Heading into the launch of this bond, the consensus was that around €6bn-€8bn ...

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European Sovereign Bonds

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4 HSBC 12,009.31 18 6.92%
5 BNP Paribas 11,235.58 17 6.48%

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5 Goldman Sachs 26,424.73 60 7.38%

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5 BNP Paribas 27,773.05 69 6.00%

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5 Deutsche Bank 54,387.29 174 4.56%