Reg changes prompt AT1 re-think at Commerzbank

By Tyler Davies
27 Jun 2019

Changes in European banking regulation are helping to convince long-time opponents of issuing additional tier one (AT1) capital that there is value in getting involved in the asset class, with Commerzbank finally signalling this week that it intends to issue in the format.

While its peers have come together over the past five years to create a market worth more than €170bn, Commerzbank has stood almost alone in Europe in abstaining from making its mark on the burgeoning asset class. But the German lender gave way on Tuesday, when it said that it plans ...

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