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  • US debt drive to boost SSAs but rock IG market

    The US government’s agreement to remove the country’s debt ceiling early in February has left the buy-side waiting for a wave of issuance from the US Treasury. But as opportunities arise for investors, one has warned that the public may end up seeing the bond market as “the bad guys” as rising yields help public sector borrowers but hinder corporates in the front end of the dollar curve. Nigel Owen and Craig McGlashan report.

    • 22 Feb 2018

  • Belgium’s green debut set for next week

    The Kingdom of Belgium’s first green bond will be launched next week following a two week roadshow.

    • 23 Feb 2018
  • Funding scorecard: European sovereigns

    Find out how far European sovereigns have progressed in their 2018 plans as we near the end of February.

    • 23 Feb 2018
  • Evidence builds of tighter green bond pricing

    A new study of green bond pricing has stopped short of saying that green bond issuers can generally expect to get tighter new issue premiums. But the report’s lead author did say: “Green bond buyers can’t expect to receive a new issue premium — that is itself quite a bold statement.”

    • 22 Feb 2018
  • Higher rates open up new areas of euro curve

    With the return of stability to the euro public sector market, a new wave of borrowing hit this week. Four core European names brought syndications, some of which were able to access unusual or difficult tenors because of the higher rates on offer.

    • 22 Feb 2018
  • Spain stuns in 30s amid Italy election chatter

    Italy could retrieve half of the basis points it has lost to Spain in the run-up its general election next weekend — if the vote returns the most market-friendly result, according to a portfolio manager at a leading investment house. Spain, meanwhile, printed a 30 year benchmark with the second largest book ever for a euro sovereign deal in the tenor — another sign that the country is marching towards or already at semi-core status, said bankers.

    • 22 Feb 2018
  • BNG prints big in strong dollar mart

    Bank Nederlandse Gemeenten this week capitalised on movements in short end dollar rates to print its largest trade in nearly two years. It was the solitary dollar benchmark this week, but with the Chinese New Year holidays out of the way and Asian investors back at their desks, bankers expect supply to pick up next week and for the very short end to still be the place to be.

    • 22 Feb 2018
  • World Bank lands in Swedish kronor for sustainable bond

    The World Bank has raised Skr1.2bn ($150.2m) with a five year sustainable bond, following up a $350m private placement sold to Folksam Group last week.

    • 19 Feb 2018

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  • The HLEG’s report: L’union fait la force

    In the week Belgium announces its first green bond roadshow, the national motto (Eendracht maakt macht in Dutch) aptly captures the real importance of the European Commission’s new roadmap on sustainable finance, which lays out a panoply of actions Europe could take to green its financial system. That is: unity makes strength.

    • 06 Feb 2018

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SSA Priced Deals Database

Issuer Trade Date Currency Size (m)
Nederlandse Waterschapsbank (NWB) 22-Feb-18 EUR 1,250
KfW 22-Feb-18 EUR 1,000
Asian Development Bank (ADB) 22-Feb-18 GBP 250
European Investment Bank (EIB) 21-Feb-18 EUR 2,000


European Sovereign Bonds

Rank Lead Manager Amount €m No of issues Share %
  • Last updated
  • Today
1 Citi 8,631.56 13 12.63%
2 JPMorgan 7,267.09 8 10.64%
3 Barclays 6,912.22 7 10.12%
4 NatWest Markets 5,400.28 4 7.90%
5 HSBC 4,881.02 6 7.14%

Bookrunners of Global SSA (Excl US Agency)

Rank Lead Manager Amount $m No of issues Share %
  • Last updated
  • Today
1 Citi 31,306.13 82 9.61%
2 JPMorgan 28,433.28 108 8.73%
3 HSBC 22,935.74 61 7.04%
4 Barclays 20,560.29 40 6.31%
5 Goldman Sachs 17,261.21 27 5.30%

European Sovereign Bonds

Rank Lead Manager Amount €m No of issues Share %
  • Last updated
  • Today
1 Citi 8,631.56 13 12.63%
2 JPMorgan 7,267.09 8 10.64%
3 Barclays 6,912.22 7 10.12%
4 NatWest Markets 5,400.28 4 7.90%
5 HSBC 4,881.02 6 7.14%

Dollar Denominated SSA (Excl US Agency)

Rank Lead Manager Amount $m No of issues Share %
  • Last updated
  • Today
1 Citi 15,651.00 27 14.15%
2 HSBC 11,973.58 17 10.82%
3 JPMorgan 11,557.79 19 10.45%
4 Bank of America Merrill Lynch 9,047.71 21 8.18%
5 Goldman Sachs 8,869.90 16 8.02%

Bookrunners of Euro Denominated SSA (Excl US Agency)

Rank Lead Manager Amount $m No of issues Share %
  • Last updated
  • Today
1 Barclays 13,618.01 17 9.87%
2 JPMorgan 11,435.68 20 8.29%
3 Citi 11,339.99 28 8.22%
4 NatWest Markets 9,152.73 8 6.63%
5 Credit Agricole CIB 8,464.56 15 6.13%

Bookrunners of Global SSA (Excl US Agency)

Rank Lead Manager Amount $m No of issues Share %
  • Last updated
  • Today
1 Citi 31,306.13 82 9.61%
2 JPMorgan 28,433.28 108 8.73%
3 HSBC 22,935.74 61 7.04%
4 Barclays 20,560.29 40 6.31%
5 Goldman Sachs 17,261.21 27 5.30%