Italy’s CDP sails through benchmark return

The eurozone periphery passed the first real test of the robustness of its recovery with top marks this week, after an Italian public sector issuer brought a successful benchmark despite market volatility meaning the deal came a day later than expected. The fact that Cassa Depositi e Prestiti (CDP) was able to avoid a longer postponement on its plans to sell a first benchmark since 2011 is testament to the strength of demand for issuers in the region.

  • By Tessa Wilkie
  • 07 Feb 2014
CDP brought the deal on Wednesday — a day after it was expected — as peripheral bond markets bounced back from a poor open on Tuesday. The Spanish sovereign also benefitted from the improved conditions, cutting its funding costs at an auction of three to five year debt ...

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European Sovereign Bonds

Rank Lead Manager Amount €m No of issues Share %
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3 JPMorgan 11,945.26 17 9.22%
4 HSBC 10,316.86 14 7.96%
5 NatWest Markets 8,487.83 7 6.55%

Dollar Denominated SSA (Excl US Agency)

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3 HSBC 23,014.61 52 8.95%
4 Bank of America Merrill Lynch 19,900.14 59 7.74%
5 Deutsche Bank 19,121.36 29 7.44%

Bookrunners of Euro Denominated SSA (Excl US Agency)

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1 JPMorgan 27,037.51 66 7.92%
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4 HSBC 23,482.89 81 6.88%
5 BNP Paribas 21,888.86 45 6.41%

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5 Deutsche Bank 43,643.71 131