IDA readies sterling debut

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By Burhan Khadbai
15 Jan 2020

The International Development Association has hired banks to lead its first sterling bond as it looks to make another step in its quest to develop a diversified funding programme.

Barclays, Citi, NatWest Markets and TD Securities began taking indications of interest on Wedneday with initial price thoughts of 39bp area over the 2.75% September 2024 Gilt for a December 2024 sterling benchmark. The deal is expected to be priced on Thursday.

It will ...

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