ADB in the news

  • KfW and ADB reopen 10 year dollars

    KfW and the Asian Development Bank won huge praise from SSA bankers with rare 10 year dollar trades this week. The former issued the largest ever dollar green from a public sector borrower.

    • 12 Sep 2019
  • SSAs satisfy niche currency demand

    SSA issuers turned towards niche currencies this week to meet a range of demand across the Australian and Canadian dollar curves. KfW and the Asian Development Bank started the week printing in Australian dollars, before the World Bank joined them in the currency while also returning to the Maple market.

    • 12 Sep 2019
  • Supranational sterling flurry starts September

    A trio of supranationals harnessed a lack of sterling supply to reopen the market this week. The World Bank brought the first fixed rate supranational deal since August, while the Asian Development Bank and European Investment Bank both reopened Sonia-linked notes.

    • 12 Sep 2019
  • ADB and World Bank join syndicated sterling flurry

    The Asian Development Bank joined the syndicated sterling issuance run started by the European Investment Bank earlier this week, pricing a £300m tap of its March 2024 Sonia-linked note on Wednesday. The World Bank looks set to follow with a fixed rate tap on Thursday that bankers feel could give a good indication of the market’s appetite for the format amid volatility.

    • 11 Sep 2019
  • Green adds lustre to new 10 year ADB Kangaroo

    The Asian Development Bank hopped on to screens on Tuesday to print a new 10.5 year green Kangaroo bond. Demand for longer dated Kangaroo bonds has been muted recently, leading to smaller transaction sizes. So introducing a green label helped the ADB feel “comfortable” with achieving its minimum issuance size, said Anthony Ruschpler, treasury specialist at the ADB in Manila.

    • 11 Sep 2019
  • KfW extends green bond curve with an ‘outstanding success’

    KfW won huge praise from on-looking bankers for a curve extending and rare 10 year dollar green bond on Tuesday. The Inter-American Development Bank (IADB) and Österreichische Kontrollbank (OeKB) also enjoyed success in the dollar primary market with three year trades, with the former selling its debut Sofr-linked floating rate note.

    • 10 Sep 2019
  • ADB leaps on Japan Kanga bid with new green deal

    The Asian Development Bank (ADB) hit screens on Monday morning with initial price thoughts for a new 10 year green Kangaroo bond. The trade follows a busy week for SSA Kangaroo issuance at the long end of the curve, driven by Japanese demand according to one banker.

    • 09 Sep 2019
  • ADB USD600m FRN Sep 21

    • 05 Sep 2019
  • SSA names turn screws on dollar spreads

    SSA issuers of dollar bonds were able to push harder on spread than they have in recent weeks on Wednesday, surprising syndicate bankers away from the deals.

    • 04 Sep 2019
  • Primary lights up in tricky dollar SSA market

    The dollar SSA market burst into life on Tuesday, but some bankers say that the tight spreads and low yields on offer mean there is little guarantee any of the trades will be easy.

    • 03 Sep 2019
  • Westpac goes big as MTNs move into peripheral markets

    Westpac placed just under HK$13.4bn into the Hong Kong market across two MTNs last week — the pair of bonds are its largest ever in the currency, according to Dealogic. The notes came in a busy week for niche issuance, and bankers have posited that this move into the peripheral markets comes as a response to the global fall in yields.

    • 03 Sep 2019
  • Funding scorecard: supranationals

    This week’s funding scorecard looks at the progress supranationals have made in their funding programmes at the end of August.

    • 30 Aug 2019
  • Supranationals pile into Kauri market

    The Asian Development Bank returned to the Kiwi dollar market to print its largest Kauri deal since January 2018 this week. With the Inter-American Development Bank and International Finance Corporation set to follow with a pair of taps in the coming days, bankers are expecting a busy few weeks in the market as investors react to the recent surprise interest rate cut from the Reserve Bank of New Zealand.

    • 19 Aug 2019
  • KfW debuts green framework in Hong Kong dollars

    German agency KfW is “open to further business in [both] Singapore and Hong Kong dollars” as it looks to expand its recently updated green framework. Last week, the agency made its green bond debut in Hong Kong dollars, placing a two year private placement on August 2.

    • 08 Aug 2019
  • Asian fixed income behemoths team up for green bonds

    The Asian Development Bank (ADB) and Japan’s Government Pension Investment Fund (GPIF) have launched an initiative to promote green bonds, with the largest pension fund in the world requiring all of its asset managers to consider sustainability aspects in decision making.

    • 06 Aug 2019
  • Funding scorecard: supranationals

    This week’s funding scorecard looks at the progress supranationals have made in their funding programmes towards the end of July

    • 26 Jul 2019
  • SSA pair follow KfW through slim window

    Last week’s tightly priced bond issue by KfW has inspired a slew of issuers to print three year dollar notes this week. The Asian Development Bank was first off the blocks on Tuesday with a new benchmark, while a tight Export Development Canada trade followed the next day.

    • 11 Jul 2019
  • Three SSAs follow KfW through slim window for dollar threes

    Last week’s tightly priced bond issue by KfW has inspired a slew of issuers to print three year dollar notes this week, a banker said. The Asian Development Bank was first off the blocks on Tuesday with a new benchmark, and Export Development Canada and Erste Abwicklungsanstalt are set to follow.

    • 09 Jul 2019
  • Asian Development Bank readies dollar benchmark

    The Asian Development Bank is set to return with its second dollar benchmark of the year later this week.

    • 08 Jul 2019
  • Funding scorecard: supranationals

    This week’s funding scorecard looks at the progress supranationals have made in their funding programmes as we hit the middle of June.

    • 14 Jun 2019

Dealer League Table ADB

Rank Lead Manager Amount $m No of issues Share %
  • Last updated
  • Today
1 JPMorgan 1,043.50 16 24.83%
2 Bank of America Merrill Lynch 507.31 2 12.07%
3 Daiwa Securities 501.99 2 11.95%
4 HSBC 408.21 5 9.72%
5 SG Corporate & Investment Banking 399.37 1 9.50%

European Sovereign Bonds

Rank Lead Manager Amount €m No of issues Share %
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  • Today
1 JPMorgan 17,683.39 29 10.66%
2 Citi 13,595.38 21 8.19%
3 Goldman Sachs 12,302.04 22 7.41%
4 HSBC 12,224.45 15 7.37%
5 BNP Paribas 11,306.61 19 6.81%

Dollar Denominated SSA (Excl US Agency)

Rank Lead Manager Amount $m No of issues Share %
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  • Today
1 Citi 30,035.14 74 11.43%
2 JPMorgan 28,857.73 75 10.98%
3 HSBC 18,795.39 47 7.15%
4 Barclays 17,883.71 42 6.80%
5 Bank of America Merrill Lynch 16,023.83 61 6.10%

Bookrunners of Euro Denominated SSA (Excl US Agency)

Rank Lead Manager Amount $m No of issues Share %
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  • Today
1 JPMorgan 34,680.26 81 9.38%
2 BNP Paribas 25,099.76 62 6.79%
3 Credit Agricole CIB 24,029.17 65 6.50%
4 Goldman Sachs 23,977.03 51 6.48%
5 UniCredit 23,539.60 68 6.36%

Bookrunners of Global SSA (Excl US Agency)

Rank Lead Manager Amount $m No of issues Share %
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  • Today
1 JPMorgan 72,657.14 349 7.87%
2 Citi 56,982.66 177 6.17%
3 HSBC 54,638.28 218 5.92%
4 Barclays 47,859.89 169 5.18%
5 Bank of America Merrill Lynch 40,445.49 149 4.38%