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  • SSAs reap rewards from ‘treating sterling as core’

    The UK’s future may be impossible to fathom as the beyond-satirical story of Brexit drags on, but public sector borrowers printing in the country’s currency can be certain that this will be a year of tumbling records, with volumes soaring and average sizes rocketing. While strong technical factors are behind much of the demand, some SSA bankers say that a willingness by issuers to treat execution in the currency like that in euros and dollars has bolstered sterling’s standing.

    • 14 Feb 2019

  • Snow problem as SSAs break dollar records

    One of the biggest snowstorms to hit Ottawa in years could not stop Export Development Canada printing its largest ever deal this week, alongside a record three year book for the European Investment Bank (EIB) and a very healthy Bank of England (BoE) dollar deal.

    • 14 Feb 2019
  • EFSF and AFD price in strong euro mart as pipeline builds

    The European Financial Stability Facility (EFSF) and Agence Française de Développement (AFD) became the latest issuers to enjoy a strong euro market this week, and there is more supply to come.

    • 14 Feb 2019
  • IDA to add bills to funding mix, non-core currency benchmark or MTNs up next

    The International Development Association is preparing a short-term borrowing programme that the issuer told GlobalCapital will be similar in form to the commercial paper offerings of its peers the European Investment Bank and KfW. A second benchmark — likely to be in sterling or a niche currency — or a debut private medium-term note could follow, the borrower added.

    • 12 Feb 2019
  • FMO plans inaugural social and Sofr after green debut

    The Netherlands Development Finance Company (FMO) is looking to sell its first social bond this year following its inaugural green trade this week. The agency is also keeping a close watch on the Sofr market.

    • 14 Feb 2019
  • Fonplata chooses Swissies for its international debut

    The international capital market welcomed a new supranational borrower on Monday when Bolivia-based Fonplata issued a debut Sfr150m five year bond via Credit Suisse and UBS.

    • 14 Feb 2019
  • Balearic Islands sells largest ever bond in market comeback

    Investors backed the return of the Balearic Islands to the bond markets on Tuesday with the Spanish region selling its biggest ever single tranche bond. It was able to attract huge demand despite the threat of a snap general election in Spain — a prospect that looked increasingly likely as the week neared its end.

    • 14 Feb 2019
  • KfW tightens price on Canadian dollar return

    KfW made a strong return to the Canadian dollar market on Thursday after 3.5 years away from the currency, as it tightened pricing on its comeback deal. The German agency came alongside a green bond in the currency from a Canadian province.

    • 14 Feb 2019
  • Netherlands latches onto red hot sovereign demand

    The Netherlands became the latest sovereign from the eurozone to receive a record order book in 2019, as it sold a new 10 year benchmark bond through auction on Tuesday.

    • 13 Feb 2019

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  • Uzbekistan: a brief reminder of better times

    In the emerging markets over the past year the art of bond investing has often felt like perfecting the skill of mitigating disaster — of knowing when to catch a falling knife or jump on a rebound before everyone else does.

    • 14 Feb 2019

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SSA Priced Deals Database

Issuer Trade Date BondMarker average score Currency
Province of Quebec 14-Feb-19 CAD
KfW 14-Feb-19 CAD
State of North Rhine-Westphalia (Land NRW) 13-Feb-19 GBP
Export Development Canada (EDC) 13-Feb-19 USD


European Sovereign Bonds

Rank Lead Manager Amount €m No of issues Share %
  • Last updated
  • Today
1 JPMorgan 9,951.14 12 13.89%
2 Citi 7,280.23 9 10.16%
3 HSBC 5,813.76 5 8.12%
4 BNP Paribas 5,802.58 8 8.10%
5 Barclays 5,746.99 7 8.02%

Bookrunners of Global SSA (Excl US Agency)

Rank Lead Manager Amount $m No of issues Share %
  • Last updated
  • Today
1 JPMorgan 25,051.88 71 8.78%
2 Barclays 21,533.79 49 7.55%
3 HSBC 20,527.83 55 7.20%
4 Citi 19,220.14 43 6.74%
5 Bank of America Merrill Lynch 16,931.81 46 5.94%

European Sovereign Bonds

Rank Lead Manager Amount €m No of issues Share %
  • Last updated
  • Today
1 JPMorgan 9,951.14 12 13.89%
2 Citi 7,280.23 9 10.16%
3 HSBC 5,813.76 5 8.12%
4 BNP Paribas 5,802.58 8 8.10%
5 Barclays 5,746.99 7 8.02%

Dollar Denominated SSA (Excl US Agency)

Rank Lead Manager Amount $m No of issues Share %
  • Last updated
  • Today
1 Citi 9,140.46 20 12.14%
2 JPMorgan 8,485.94 17 11.27%
3 Barclays 7,215.80 13 9.59%
4 Bank of America Merrill Lynch 5,863.94 19 7.79%
5 HSBC 5,764.61 9 7.66%

Bookrunners of Euro Denominated SSA (Excl US Agency)

Rank Lead Manager Amount $m No of issues Share %
  • Last updated
  • Today
1 JPMorgan 15,490.59 23 10.81%
2 Credit Agricole CIB 13,234.00 19 9.24%
3 HSBC 11,041.26 21 7.70%
4 Goldman Sachs 10,202.29 12 7.12%
5 Barclays 10,190.11 13 7.11%

Bookrunners of Global SSA (Excl US Agency)

Rank Lead Manager Amount $m No of issues Share %
  • Last updated
  • Today
1 JPMorgan 25,051.88 71 8.78%
2 Barclays 21,533.79 49 7.55%
3 HSBC 20,527.83 55 7.20%
4 Citi 19,220.14 43 6.74%
5 Bank of America Merrill Lynch 16,931.81 46 5.94%