KfW taps into sterling demand, FMS makes quick return

KfW found plenty of appetite in the sterling market on Monday, allowing it to increase its target size during the book build for a tap, before printing an even larger size of £750m. FMS Wertmanagement will add to the sterling supply on Tuesday after picking banks for its second fixed rate benchmark in the currency this year.

  • By Burhan Khadbai
  • 11 Feb 2019

Bank of America Merrill Lynch, HSBC and RBC Capital Markets opened the books on KfW’s tap of its March 2022s with guidance of 36bp area over the March 2022 Gilt for a size of £250m plus.

With the books at over £750m, the spread was ...

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