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  • Green innovation: Dutch classify buyers, Germans mull strippable labels

    The green bond market is going through one of its most intense periods, with a wide variety of high profile issuers joining the market. But there are also hints of novelty in the market. The Netherlands and KfW have used systems for classifying green investors, while Germany is considering a radical idea: whether Bunds could be issued with detachable green certificates. Jon Hay reports.

    • 23 May 2019

  • Dutch green bond sets new landmarks

    The Netherlands this week set a number of precedents in the sovereign green bond market with its highly anticipated debut deal in the format.

    • 23 May 2019
  • Razor thin SSA spreads to Treasuries tipped to last

    Spreads over Treasuries on supranational and agency trades shrank to record low levels this week, with the World Bank raising debt just a hair’s width wide of US government debt. Market watchers reckon the good times for issuers are here to stay for the foreseeable future.

    • 23 May 2019
  • NatWest Markets SSA DCM head set for Brexit relocation

    The head of sovereign, supranational and agency (SSA) debt capital markets at NatWest Markets will move to the bank’s Paris office over the summer as part of preparations for the UK’s withdrawal from the European Union, GlobalCapital understands.

    • 23 May 2019
  • Final World Bank bond outing due in June

    The World Bank is due to return to the bond markets for around $5bn by the end of June, as the issuer seeks to complete its funding programme by the end of its fiscal year.

    • 23 May 2019
  • Portugal set for Panda debut

    Portugal mandated Bank of China and HSBC on Tuesday to place its first renminbi bonds on the China interbank bond market, as it looks to become the first eurozone sovereign to issue Panda bonds.

    • 21 May 2019
  • MTN head joins exodus to Paris

    The head of the MTN desk at a major US bank is relocating from London to Paris.

    • 24 May 2019
  • SSAs pounce on Norway govvie redemption to raise MTN cash

    The recent redemption of a Norwegian government bond has led to an increase in Nordic currency issuance this week, according to one MTN banker. The European Investment Bank and KfW tapped these released funds to raise a combined Nkr1.5bn ($171.2m).

    • 23 May 2019
  • Record rate cut signal buoys Kanga bankers

    Kanagaroo bond market participants welcomed the prospect of ever lower rates in Australian dollars as four SSA borrowers priced taps over Tuesday and Wednesday.

    • 22 May 2019
  • SGP places ‘missing piece of jigsaw’ with 30 year benchmark

    Société du Grand Paris (SGP) issued a 30 year bond on Thursday which extends its benchmark curve from 2034 to 2050.

    • 23 May 2019
  • CDC goes on road for debut sustainability bond

    Caisse des Dépôts et Consignations (CDC) will introduce its new green, social and sustainability bond framework to investors ahead of a debut euro benchmark sustainability bond.

    • 20 May 2019
  • NWB launches new social framework

    Nederlandse Waterschapsbank has inaugurated its updated social housing bond framework with a €1bn SRI issue. The new framework includes an environmental aspect alongside pre-existing social elements.

    • 21 May 2019
  • Andalusia prints first MTNs for six years

    The Spanish region of Andalusia has sold three long dated bonds in the last week, marking its return to the MTN market after a six year absence.

    • 20 May 2019
  • Syndicate teams ‘know less than 10 years ago’ says KfW treasurer

    The treasury head for one of Europe’s largest capital markets borrowers, Germany’s KfW, said last week that primary markets syndicates ‘know less about the markets than 10 years ago’, leading to bankers being more conservative about where to price bond issues than in the past.

    • 20 May 2019
  • GlobalCapital Bond Awards 2019 : the winners

    GlobalCapital revealed the winners of its 2019 Bond Awards at its annual Bond Awards Dinner at the Jumeirah Carlton Tower in London on May 22. The complete results are below. GlobalCapital congratulates all the winners and nominees.

    • 23 May 2019

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  • Comment: Markets must prepare again for a No Deal Brexit

    Theresa May’s statement today that she will step down as leader of the Conservative Party on June 7 has increased the likelihood that the UK will leave the European Union without a deal, meaning capital markets need to prepare for the worst again.

    • 24 May 2019

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SSA Priced Deals Database

Issuer Trade Date BondMarker average score Currency
Netherlands 21-May-19 EUR
Société du Grand Paris (SGP) 23-May-19 EUR
NRW.Bank 22-May-19 USD
KfW 22-May-19 EUR


European Sovereign Bonds

Rank Lead Manager Amount €m No of issues Share %
  • Last updated
  • Today
1 JPMorgan 13,503.69 19 12.04%
2 Citi 11,025.37 16 9.83%
3 HSBC 10,438.07 12 9.31%
4 BNP Paribas 8,371.12 12 7.46%
5 Barclays 7,970.77 10 7.11%

Bookrunners of Global SSA (Excl US Agency)

Rank Lead Manager Amount $m No of issues Share %
  • Last updated
  • Today
1 JPMorgan 48,456.47 210 7.93%
2 HSBC 41,020.86 144 6.72%
3 Citi 40,186.92 114 6.58%
4 Barclays 35,962.48 115 5.89%
5 Deutsche Bank 29,199.14 83 4.78%

European Sovereign Bonds

Rank Lead Manager Amount €m No of issues Share %
  • Last updated
  • Today
1 JPMorgan 13,503.69 19 12.04%
2 Citi 11,025.37 16 9.83%
3 HSBC 10,438.07 12 9.31%
4 BNP Paribas 8,371.12 12 7.46%
5 Barclays 7,970.77 10 7.11%

Dollar Denominated SSA (Excl US Agency)

Rank Lead Manager Amount $m No of issues Share %
  • Last updated
  • Today
1 Citi 20,625.37 46 12.46%
2 JPMorgan 17,187.80 40 10.38%
3 Barclays 12,294.11 26 7.43%
4 HSBC 10,936.92 25 6.61%
5 Deutsche Bank 10,542.52 22 6.37%

Bookrunners of Euro Denominated SSA (Excl US Agency)

Rank Lead Manager Amount $m No of issues Share %
  • Last updated
  • Today
1 JPMorgan 27,113.83 53 10.12%
2 HSBC 20,284.07 58 7.57%
3 Credit Agricole CIB 19,324.03 40 7.21%
4 BNP Paribas 18,161.36 34 6.78%
5 Barclays 17,423.19 37 6.50%

Bookrunners of Global SSA (Excl US Agency)

Rank Lead Manager Amount $m No of issues Share %
  • Last updated
  • Today
1 JPMorgan 48,456.47 210 7.93%
2 HSBC 41,020.86 144 6.72%
3 Citi 40,186.92 114 6.58%
4 Barclays 35,962.48 115 5.89%
5 Deutsche Bank 29,199.14 83 4.78%