Nordic lockdown as bond market grapples with Covid-19 volatility

By Aidan Gregory
23 Mar 2020

The Nordic region’s credit markets are experiencing something of a lockdown as the spread of Covid-19 lead to dozens of fund providers halting withdrawals last week and the effective closure of the primary market due to a shortage of liquidity.

“We need to figure out how to work with this because it is really going to damage the economy,” said a senior debt capital markets banker at a firm in Stockholm. “The market now is very volatile in the Nordics. Typically the Nordic market is slower to react ...

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