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  • Italy drives rates rollercoaster as SSA knuckles whiten

    The political manoeuvrings in Italy’s path to being governed — as well as poor eurozone economic data — played havoc with rates this week, leading to SSA deals either paying higher new issue concessions, or falling short of subscription. More volatility could come, after the country’s president approved the likely coalition partners’ choice of prime minister but held back from appointing a eurosceptic economist to take charge of the country’s economy. Craig McGlashan reports.

    • 24 May 2018

  • Dollars ‘to make comeback’ but geopolitics still a worry

    SSA bankers expect the dollar market to be back in action next week after a fairly subdued few days, with widening swap spreads and tricky conditions in euros likely to buoy issuance. But they did warn that geopolitical ructions are still causing surprises and messing up plans — with the latest example coming on Thursday afternoon.

    • 24 May 2018
  • FMO and World Bank in local currency debuts

    The Netherlands Development Finance Company (FMO) has added another product to its local currency offering after selling its first ever note linked to the Tanzanian shilling. The deal came in the same week that World Bank debuted in Peruvian soles.

    • 24 May 2018
  • World Bank pandemic bond in focus after disease outbreaks

    The World Bank’s pandemic bond, launched last June, was innovative in its coverage and objectives. Therefore the recent potential trigger events after outbreaks of Lassa Fever in Nigeria and of Ebola in the Democratic Republic of Congo offer valuable new insight into how the product functions.

    • 24 May 2018
  • EU told to go slow on tricky green finance Taxonomy

    The European Commission adopted its first Sustainable Finance package on Thursday — draft laws that will begin to implement its strategy. The proposals have been changed at the request of an internal EC committee, to make them more workable, especially when it comes to the planned Taxonomy of green and sustainable activities.

    • 24 May 2018
  • SBBS rule change proposed, market shrugs

    The European Commission has formally proposed a change in rules to allow sovereign bond-backed securities (SBBS) the same regulatory treatment as eurozone sovereign bonds. But the plan to introduce SBBS is still receiving an, at best, lukewarm reception from market participants.

    • 24 May 2018

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  • Don't feign surprise when you miss the obvious

    Sometimes, investors get hit by political events that come out of nowhere. Other times, they walk straight into an oncoming freight train, even though it's blowing its horn at top volume.

    • 17 May 2018

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SSA Priced Deals Database

Issuer Trade Date BondMarker average score Currency
Tokyo Metropolitan Government 24-May-18 USD
KfW 24-May-18 EUR
Dexia Crédit Local 24-May-18 EUR
Unédic 23-May-18 EUR


European Sovereign Bonds

Rank Lead Manager Amount €m No of issues Share %
  • Last updated
  • Today
1 Barclays 12,042.98 14 11.09%
2 JPMorgan 10,337.24 14 9.52%
3 Citi 9,260.37 15 8.53%
4 NatWest Markets 8,487.83 7 7.82%
5 HSBC 7,587.14 11 6.99%

Bookrunners of Global SSA (Excl US Agency)

Rank Lead Manager Amount $m No of issues Share %
  • Last updated
  • Today
1 JPMorgan 48,779.09 221 7.54%
2 Citi 48,311.77 163 7.47%
3 HSBC 42,458.91 147 6.57%
4 Barclays 38,146.39 117 5.90%
5 Deutsche Bank 34,770.24 92 5.38%

European Sovereign Bonds

Rank Lead Manager Amount €m No of issues Share %
  • Last updated
  • Today
1 Barclays 12,042.98 14 11.09%
2 JPMorgan 10,337.24 14 9.52%
3 Citi 9,260.37 15 8.53%
4 NatWest Markets 8,487.83 7 7.82%
5 HSBC 7,587.14 11 6.99%

Dollar Denominated SSA (Excl US Agency)

Rank Lead Manager Amount $m No of issues Share %
  • Last updated
  • Today
1 Citi 27,251.43 66 12.49%
2 HSBC 20,140.01 43 9.23%
3 JPMorgan 18,703.30 46 8.57%
4 Deutsche Bank 17,160.97 23 7.87%
5 Bank of America Merrill Lynch 15,557.62 48 7.13%

Bookrunners of Euro Denominated SSA (Excl US Agency)

Rank Lead Manager Amount $m No of issues Share %
  • Last updated
  • Today
1 JPMorgan 22,577.73 42 8.83%
2 Barclays 20,703.19 33 8.10%
3 UniCredit 16,899.52 41 6.61%
4 HSBC 16,717.03 54 6.54%
5 BNP Paribas 16,072.48 29 6.29%

Bookrunners of Global SSA (Excl US Agency)

Rank Lead Manager Amount $m No of issues Share %
  • Last updated
  • Today
1 JPMorgan 48,779.09 221 7.54%
2 Citi 48,311.77 163 7.47%
3 HSBC 42,458.91 147 6.57%
4 Barclays 38,146.39 117 5.90%
5 Deutsche Bank 34,770.24 92 5.38%