KfW in the news

  • KfW USD2bn 1.75% Sep 29 green bond

    • 12 Sep 2019
  • 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
  • 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
  • KfW to stretch dollar green curve, IADB out with debut Sofr FRN

    KfW mandated banks for its longest ever dollar green bond on Monday, while the Inter-American Development Bank is taking indications of interest for its inaugural Sofr-linked floating rate note.

    • 09 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
  • KfW USD3bn 1.375% Aug 24

    • 29 Aug 2019
  • SSA dollar trades inch tighter to bump up against US Treasuries

    SSA dollar deals printed this week ground tighter in the secondary market on Thursday, despite the notes coming within a hair’s width of US sovereign debt.

    • 29 Aug 2019
  • SSA investors demand spread as curves invert further

    SSA issuers were out in the dollar market with $7bn of new bonds on Wednesday, though the biggest of the deals highlighted how price sensitive investors were in a world where some yield curves have inverted.

    • 28 Aug 2019
  • KBN debuts Swedish green bond as SSAs move into niche markets

    Kommunalbanken brought its green bond framework to the Swedish krona market for the first time last week to place its seventh green note, its first since August 2018. The move into the currency follows a wider trend of major SSA issuers funding in niche currencies as raising debt in core markets becomes harder, according to bankers.

    • 28 Aug 2019
  • SSA buyers scramble to catch up with autumn restart

    Some SSA investors have been taken by surprise by how quick the dollar market has reopened this week, with the clutch of trades on screens on Wednesday being regarded as important benchmarks for the coming weeks.

    • 28 Aug 2019
  • Dollar SSAs hit ground running in short week

    The dollar SSA market has started the short week on the front foot, with a trio of trades hitting screens on Tuesday.

    • 27 Aug 2019
  • KfW gets bumper Nokkie green light

    KfW brought its revamped green framework to the Norwegian krone market to print a deal on Tuesday. Later that week, strong demand from domestic and international investors let the issuer increase the note to a record breaking size, printing the largest Nokkie green bond across any asset class.

    • 22 Aug 2019
  • GIG agrees £1.6bn debt-backed wind farm buy

    Macquarie’s Green Investment Group has secured debt financing to back its acquisition of a 40% stake in East Anglia One, in a deal that values the Iberdrola-owned wind farm at an enterprise value of £4.1bn.

    • 20 Aug 2019
  • Funding scorecard: European supranationals and agencies

    This week's funding scorecard looks at the progress that Europe's supranationals and agencies have made in their funding programmes by the mid-point of August.

    • 16 Aug 2019
  • Scandi taps flow after summer break

    Volumes are growing across the spectrum in the Scandinavian MTN markets, as issuers and bankers return from their summer holidays. Meanwhile, bankers are expecting Scandinavian investors to move further out along the credit curve in response to negative yields as dovish Nordic central bank tones could lead to a bullish Scandinavian market.

    • 13 Aug 2019

KfW data breakdown

Sources: KfW, Dealogic

Credit rating Aaa/AAA
Basel II risk weighting
Palmengartenstraße 5-9,
60325 Frankfurt am Main,


See Funding scorecard: European supranationals and agencies for KfW's funding progress this year. 



Dealer League Table KfW

Rank Lead Manager Amount $m No of issues Share %
  • Last updated
  • Today
1 Citi 6,757.22 13 9.30%
2 TD Securities Inc 5,634.30 13 7.75%
3 Bank of America Merrill Lynch 5,148.21 9 7.08%
4 JPMorgan 4,838.89 7 6.66%
5 Goldman Sachs 4,822.33 5 6.63%


Frank Czichowski, treasurer
Petra Wehlert, head of capital markets
Otto Weyhausen-Brinkmann, head of new issues
Alexander Liebethal, head of new issues
Jürgen Köstner, head of investor relations

Guarantee Explicit and direct state guarantee.
Federal Republic of Germany: 80%
German Federal States: 20%
KfW issues bonds and notes in the form of private placements in order to satisfy the demand from institutional investors for customised products. The structure, currencies and maturities of these bonds bearer bonds and notes are flexible and tailored to the specific investment needs of individual investors.

European Sovereign Bonds

Rank Lead Manager Amount €m No of issues Share %
  • Last updated
  • 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 %
  • Last updated
  • 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 %
  • Last updated
  • 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 %
  • Last updated
  • 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%