Slovak stunner signals Swiss appeal for sovereigns

The Slovak Republic harnessed the Swiss debt market’s uncommon receptiveness to new names this week, underscoring franc investors’ appetite for diversification with a Sfr425m inaugural bond that could pave the way for follow-up deals from regional peers.

  • 30 Mar 2012
Slovakia managed to get Wednesday’s dual-trancher away at a level through its euro curve and through Poland, an established Swiss franc issuer. After this reminder of the market’s attractions for smaller sovereigns suffering from the Eurozone’s malaise, others like Slovenia could follow. "Slovakia’s trade shows us Swiss investors ...

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European Sovereign Bonds

Rank Lead Manager Amount €m No of issues Share %
  • Last updated
  • Today
1 Citi 18,481.15 26 4.39%
2 HSBC 16,094.53 24 3.83%
3 BNP Paribas 15,919.65 22 3.79%
4 Barclays 15,870.51 25 3.77%
5 Goldman Sachs 14,733.99 25 3.50%

Dollar Denominated SSA (Excl US Agency)

Rank Lead Manager Amount $m No of issues Share %
  • Last updated
  • Today
1 JPMorgan 53,463.63 126 11.62%
2 Citi 52,833.87 135 11.48%
3 HSBC 35,802.36 90 7.78%
4 Bank of America Merrill Lynch 34,298.88 106 7.45%
5 Deutsche Bank 31,295.15 75 6.80%

Bookrunners of Euro Denominated SSA (Excl US Agency)

Rank Lead Manager Amount $m No of issues Share %
  • Last updated
  • Today
1 UniCredit 34,793.50 122 7.23%
2 HSBC 34,778.70 117 7.23%
3 Barclays 32,929.25 80 6.85%
4 Goldman Sachs 31,906.26 88 6.63%
5 BNP Paribas 31,635.81 68 6.58%

Bookrunners of Global SSA (Excl US Agency)

Rank Lead Manager Amount $m No of issues Share %
  • Last updated
  • Today
1 Citi 95,966.11 332 7.28%
2 JPMorgan 94,013.25 550 7.13%
3 HSBC 82,143.66 301 6.23%
4 Barclays 67,551.66 221 5.13%
5 Bank of America Merrill Lynch 66,801.88 220 5.07%