Axa wraps up perp, KBC could launch this week

15 Jan 2013

Axa was set to price a perpetual non-call six year deal to yield 5.5% on Tuesday, having received around $6.5bn of demand for the Reg S trade. Meanwhile, bankers involved in KBC Bank’s contingent capital roadshow said the bond could be launched at the end of the week.

Axa’s book was smaller than the $16bn of orders Prudential plc drew last week. The French insurer has less name recognition among Asian investors and would not have expected the same demand as Prudential, bankers told EuroWeek ...

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