CBA goes global, sells dollar deal to Europe

11 Jan 2013

Commonwealth Bank of Australia has demonstrated how globalised the covered bond market has become by selling almost half of the year’s first dollar covered bond benchmark to European buyers.

CBA issued its deal, Australia’s first covered bond of 2013, on Wednesday. The $2bn 0.75% January 2016 was priced at the tight end of guidance at 32bp over mid-swaps and 44bp over US Treasuries through joint leads Barclays, CBA and RBC Capital Markets.

Initial price thoughts were 35bp ...

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