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  • Markets debate leverage ratio calculation as ECB extends support

    Markets debate leverage ratio calculation as ECB extends support

    The European Central Bank will allow banks to exclude central bank exposures from their leverage ratios for longer than originally planned, sparking a debate over whether the relief measure could become a more permanent feature of EU banking policy.

  • Crédit Agricole phases out Libor for Sonia with AT1 exchange

    Crédit Agricole phases out Libor for Sonia with AT1 exchange

    Crédit Agricole has phased out Libor for Sonia on some of its outstanding sterling additional tier one (AT1) paper, following the successful completion of an exchange offer that allowed investors to swap old paper for new notes with a modified back-end.

  • ANZ eyes diverse TLAC build-up and senior return

    ANZ eyes diverse TLAC build-up and senior return

    ANZ plans further diversification of its total loss-absorbing capacity (TLAC) eligible debt following the issuance of the first sterling tier two from an Aussie bank in over 13 years, with other niche markets in the bank’s crosshairs. However, sub debt is not the only thing on the bank’s menu, as it anticipates a return to senior funding later this year.

  • Raiffeisen returns to Swissie AT1

    A reverse enquiry from an institutional investor drove Raiffeisen to reopen its Swiss franc additional tier one (AT1) note this week, which was bumped up even further by demand from retail buyers.

  • FIG Bond Awards 2021 — the winners

    FIG Bond Awards 2021 — the winners

    GlobalCapital is delighted to reveal this year’s winners of its Financial Institution Bond Awards, which celebrate the top issuers, arrangers, bankers and service providers in the capital markets.

  • Most Impressive Bank for Financial Institution Bonds — HSBC

    The European bond market for financial institutions has swung away from liquidity and towards capital, while ESG is becoming an ever-more important theme. Successful lead managers have needed expertise across all these areas, as well as the global distribution capability to help issuers find opportunities wherever and whenever they arise, a recipe well-suited to HSBC.

  • ESG deals dominate FIG pipeline

    ESG deals dominate FIG pipeline

    Three European banks are lining up trades to finance their environmental, social and governance (ESG) objectives this week, with more than half of euro FIG bond issuance arriving in labelled formats in June so far.

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