Room for two? EIB brings new Sofr structure

The European Investment Bank this week brought its first dollar floating rate note linked to the Secured Overnight Financing Rate (Sofr) — the likely replacement for dollar Libor — and set two landmarks for the fledgling benchmark. But one of those, on the coupon calculation, truly sets it apart from the other Sofr FRNs to come so far. As Craig McGlashan reports, it also creates an intriguing market choice as the financial sector prepares for a world without Libor.

  • By Craig McGlashan
  • 29 Nov 2018
EIB’s no-grow $1bn October 2021 global floater pays a coupon of 32bp over Sofr, but unlike the other bonds in the market so far — started by Fannie Mae in July — the Sofr portion of the coupon is compounded over the quarterly payment period, rather than calculated ...

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European Sovereign Bonds

Rank Lead Manager Amount €m No of issues Share %
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  • Today
1 JPMorgan 9,951.14 12 13.89%
2 Citi 7,280.23 9 10.16%
3 HSBC 5,813.76 5 8.12%
4 BNP Paribas 5,802.58 8 8.10%
5 Barclays 5,746.99 7 8.02%

Dollar Denominated SSA (Excl US Agency)

Rank Lead Manager Amount $m No of issues Share %
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1 Citi 9,140.46 20 12.14%
2 JPMorgan 8,485.94 17 11.27%
3 Barclays 7,215.80 13 9.59%
4 Bank of America Merrill Lynch 5,863.94 19 7.79%
5 HSBC 5,764.61 9 7.66%

Bookrunners of Euro Denominated SSA (Excl US Agency)

Rank Lead Manager Amount $m No of issues Share %
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  • Today
1 JPMorgan 15,490.59 23 10.83%
2 Credit Agricole CIB 13,234.00 19 9.25%
3 HSBC 11,042.12 21 7.72%
4 Goldman Sachs 10,202.29 12 7.13%
5 Barclays 10,190.11 13 7.12%

Bookrunners of Global SSA (Excl US Agency)

Rank Lead Manager Amount $m No of issues Share %
  • Last updated
  • Today
1 JPMorgan 25,051.88 71 8.78%
2 Barclays 21,533.79 49 7.55%
3 HSBC 20,527.83 55 7.20%
4 Citi 19,220.14 43 6.74%
5 Bank of America Merrill Lynch 16,931.81 46 5.94%