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 %
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1 Citi 18,605.78 27 8.83%
2 HSBC 16,094.53 24 7.64%
3 Barclays 15,995.15 26 7.59%
4 BNP Paribas 15,919.65 22 7.55%
5 Goldman Sachs 14,733.99 25 6.99%

Dollar Denominated SSA (Excl US Agency)

Rank Lead Manager Amount $m No of issues Share %
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1 JPMorgan 53,463.63 126 11.61%
2 Citi 52,833.87 135 11.48%
3 HSBC 35,719.21 90 7.76%
4 Bank of America Merrill Lynch 34,298.88 106 7.45%
5 Deutsche Bank 31,212.00 75 6.78%

Bookrunners of Euro Denominated SSA (Excl US Agency)

Rank Lead Manager Amount $m No of issues Share %
  • Last updated
  • Today
1 Barclays 70,233.36 178 7.62%
2 HSBC 68,403.43 243 7.42%
3 UniCredit 67,174.31 237 7.29%
4 JPMorgan 57,758.72 195 6.27%
5 Goldman Sachs 57,685.85 161 6.26%

Bookrunners of Global SSA (Excl US Agency)

Rank Lead Manager Amount $m No of issues Share %
  • Last updated
  • Today
1 Citi 96,179.86 335 7.30%
2 JPMorgan 94,013.25 550 7.13%
3 HSBC 82,143.66 301 6.23%
4 Barclays 67,551.66 221 5.12%
5 Bank of America Merrill Lynch 66,801.88 220 5.07%