KfW wins support as investors place their faith in core euro zone countries

KfW won plaudits from sovereign agency bankers this week for a Eu5bn five year benchmark which hit a perfect window for launch and pricing on Tuesday, well ahead of the extreme volatility that hit the market later in the week.

  • 23 Apr 2010

The issue was lead managed by Barclays Capital, DZ Bank and JPMorgan.

Demand from central banks represented 34% of the book, a number that pleased KfW’s head of capital markets Horst Seissinger.

"This is very good compared to the last two years when our euro benchmarks have typically had lower ...

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European Sovereign Bonds

Rank Lead Manager Amount €m No of issues Share %
  • Last updated
  • Today
1 Barclays 14,544.75 18 10.40%
2 JPMorgan 13,122.11 20 9.38%
3 Citi 12,168.30 20 8.70%
4 HSBC 10,850.10 15 7.76%
5 NatWest Markets 9,080.61 8 6.49%

Dollar Denominated SSA (Excl US Agency)

Rank Lead Manager Amount $m No of issues Share %
  • Last updated
  • Today
1 Citi 34,822.11 93 12.14%
2 JPMorgan 25,979.10 64 9.06%
3 HSBC 25,138.94 58 8.76%
4 Bank of America Merrill Lynch 21,891.68 65 7.63%
5 Deutsche Bank 19,993.80 31 6.97%

Bookrunners of Euro Denominated SSA (Excl US Agency)

Rank Lead Manager Amount $m No of issues Share %
  • Last updated
  • Today
1 JPMorgan 33,318.06 81 8.63%
2 Barclays 29,485.51 52 7.64%
3 HSBC 26,952.63 95 6.98%
4 UniCredit 26,134.28 69 6.77%
5 BNP Paribas 24,865.12 56 6.44%

Bookrunners of Global SSA (Excl US Agency)

Rank Lead Manager Amount $m No of issues Share %
  • Last updated
  • Today
1 JPMorgan 69,066.06 385 7.16%
2 Citi 66,101.70 243 6.85%
3 HSBC 62,345.52 237 6.46%
4 Barclays 54,023.54 198 5.60%
5 Deutsche Bank 45,779.29 142 4.74%