Swissies pick up as investors return to market

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By Frank Jackman
02 Apr 2020

Having dropped off in early March, Swiss franc issuance has bounced back in the last fortnight, buoyed by returning investors flocking to low investment-grade rated borrowers, like triple-B rated cement manufacturer LafargeHolcim, and piling into a record-breaking foreign covered bond.

“Investors have cash to put to work,” said one Switzerland-based banker. “We’re seeing groups of investors come back to Swiss francs, particularly retail investors who were burnt with the fall in equities and are now more willing to take a more proactive approach in the fixed income markets.”

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