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  • Swissies pick up as investors return to market

    Having dropped off in early March, Swiss franc issuance has bounced back in the last fortnight, buoyed by returning investors flocking to low investment-grade rated borrowers, like triple-B rated cement manufacturer LafargeHolcim, and piling into a record-breaking foreign covered bond.

    • 02 Apr 2020
  • Swissies get to grip with wildly wider spreads

    Issuers and investors in the Swiss franc market are grappling with much wider spreads on domestic and foreign issuers because of the volatility around the coronavirus pandemic.

    • 26 Mar 2020
  • Luzerner goes larger, longer and lower in AT1

    More evidence of the strength of demand from Swiss retail investors for attractive coupons was provided last week when Luzerner Kantonalbank (LuKB) priced an additional tier one (AT1) transaction shortly before the Easter break. Led by LuKB and ZKB (sole structurer), and priced at a coupon of 1.8%, this non-call 6.5 year deal raised Sfr250m.

    • 25 Apr 2019
  • Fundamenta Real Estate begins bookbuilding for move to SIX Swiss

    Fundamenta Real Estate, the Swiss housing developer, has fixed the terms for its Sfr91.5m re-IPO on the SIX Swiss Exchange, which is expected to value the company at Sfr375m.

    • 20 Nov 2018
  • Sulzer lands second batch of Swiss bonds in a matter of months

    Sulzer sold Sfr460m ($470.6m) of Swiss franc bonds on Thursday, just months after the Swiss maker of industrial machinery raised Sfr400m across two and five years. This makes it the largest triple-B issuer of Swiss franc bonds so far this year.

    • 27 Sep 2018
  • ZKB opens Swiss market, BLKB jumps into its slipstream

    Zürcher Kantonalbank (ZKB), in accordance with recent tradition, was the first canton off the blocks, opening the Swiss market with a Sfr240m ($246m) 10 year bond on Wednesday. Basellandschaftliche Kantonalbank (BLKB) was quick to follow, printing a Sfr300m nine year bond an hour later. A lack of issuance at the tail end of 2017 has buoyed the market, leaving participants hopeful of additional cash to put to work in the new year.

    • 03 Jan 2018
  • EGW showcases long end Swiss demand

    Emissionszentrale für gemeinnützige Wohnbauträger (EGW) issued 17 year Swiss franc bonds on Wednesday, reaffirming Swiss appetite for duration.

    • 07 Dec 2017
  • Allreal tempts Swiss buyers with spreads

    Swiss property investor Allreal Holding sold an eight and a half year bond to investors drawn in by the spread.

    • 23 Nov 2017
  • Euro SSAs return to Swiss market amid basis swap move

    Nederlandse Waterschapsbank this week became the first European SSA to print in the Swiss franc market since 2015, followed by Municipality Finance two days later. Favourable moves in the euro/Swiss franc basis, alongside rising Swiss interest rates, opened a window for old borrowers to return.

    • 27 Jul 2017
  • MuniFin follows NWB back to Swiss market

    Municipality Finance on Thursday became the second European SSA to enter the Swiss franc market this week, after Nederlandse Waterschapsbank became the first European SSA to place Swiss bonds since 2015.

    • 27 Jul 2017

Zuercher Kantonalbank - ZKB In The Key League Tables

Asset Rank STLY Amount $bn No of issues Share % STLY Share %
  • Last updated
  • Today
All Swiss Franc Bonds 4 4 2.08 20 12.42% 9.88%
Bookrunners of European Structured Finance 19 0.18 2 0.94%

All International Bonds

Rank Lead Manager Amount $bn No of issues Share %
  • Last updated
  • Today
1 JPMorgan 164.80 545 9.83%
2 BofA Securities 139.54 459 8.33%
3 Citi 128.00 437 7.64%
4 Goldman Sachs 99.84 283 5.96%
5 Barclays 92.11 342 5.50%

Bookrunners of All Syndicated Loans EMEA

Rank Lead Manager Amount $bn No of issues Share %
  • Last updated
  • Today
1 Deutsche Bank 9.11 38 6.62%
2 UniCredit 7.52 36 5.46%
3 BofA Securities 7.39 29 5.37%
4 BNP Paribas 7.38 42 5.36%
5 Credit Agricole CIB 6.01 35 4.37%

Bookrunners of all EMEA ECM Issuance

Rank Lead Manager Amount $bn No of issues Share %
  • Last updated
  • Today
1 Credit Suisse 3.10 7 9.18%
2 JPMorgan 3.10 21 9.18%
3 Citi 2.87 19 8.51%
4 Morgan Stanley 2.81 15 8.33%
5 Goldman Sachs 2.43 15 7.19%