The Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank placed itself among the very top supranational names in the capital markets this week when its highly anticipated debut bond was priced in line with the likes of the World Bank and European Investment Bank. AIIB aims to become a regular issuer of debt, issuing across various currencies and structures to build a diversified funding programme.
“We’re absolutely delighted,” said Martine Mills Hagen, head of funding at the AIIB. "It couldn’t have gone any better."
AIIB was expected to issue its debut bond in the first half of 2018 after it acquired top notch credit ratings and made a series of appointments to its treasury team, including Hagen,