World Bank in the news

  • Free sustainable investing benchmarks grow with human rights study

    The movement to create free investment benchmarks to support the Sustainable Development Goals is gathering pace, with the launch this week of a major survey of corporate human rights performance.

    • 17 May 2018
  • World Bank goes big with rare sterling floater

    The World Bank has printed its first sterling floating rate note in almost six years, raising a whopping £750m with the deal.

    • 14 May 2018
  • World Bank hires again for funding team

    The World Bank has brought in another capital markets official, making it two hires for the supranational over the last few weeks.

    • 08 May 2018
  • World Bank launches tech fund with Credit Suisse

    The World Bank has launched a fund intended to harness disruptive technologies to promote development in the developing world.

    • 03 May 2018
  • Investors resistant to supra green price ambitions

    Some supranationals want to see their efforts to print green bonds rewarded with tighter pricing, hoping to set a precedent that will spread through the market. But some worry that setting the pricing bar higher for green bonds than vanilla as a matter of course could deter investors. Lewis McLellan reports.

    • 26 Apr 2018
  • World Bank bolsters funding team with sell-side veteran

    The World Bank has grown its funding team with the hiring of a well-known figure from the MTN dealer community — and will add another name soon.

    • 24 Apr 2018
  • HK green credentials boosted by supra deals

    A pair of supranationals helped bolster Hong Kong’s green bond ambitions with some SRI deals this week.

    • 19 Apr 2018
  • World Bank sells maiden Hong Kong dollar green bond

    The World Bank has raised HK$1bn ($127.39m) from its debut green bond denominated in Hong Kong dollars, making it the first supranational issuer to sell a syndicated green bond in the city.

    • 17 Apr 2018
  • Supras turn to niche MTNs for green funds

    Two supranational borrowers used niche currency private placements this week to raise cash for their green projects.

    • 28 Mar 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
  • Funding scorecard: supranationals

    This week's scorecard reveals how far progressed supranationals are in their 2018 funding plans as we hit the middle of February.

    • 16 Feb 2018
  • World Bank SDG bond marks SRI broadening

    The World Bank’s Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) themed bond could mark a sea change as socially responsible investors broaden their focus from environmental issues to the wider universe of sustainable assets, particularly focused on the UN’s SDGs.

    • 15 Feb 2018
  • World Bank deal heads SDG bond trend

    The World Bank’s Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) themed bond could mark a sea change as socially responsible investors broaden their focus from environmental issues to the wider universe of sustainable assets, particularly focussed on the UN's SDGs.

    • 14 Feb 2018
  • SDG themed bonds ‘growing in prominence’

    Bonds targeting the United Nation’s Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) are set to become a bigger part of the socially responsible investment universe, according to one investor.

    • 14 Feb 2018
  • Long-end interest strong for Aussie dollars

    Rates in Australian dollars are compelling compared to most currencies, which has aided long-end demand and allowed for a bumper outing by a supranational this week.

    • 08 Feb 2018
  • Bumper week for MTNs in Asian currencies

    Issuance of Indian rupee MTNs is at record levels this year, with dealers citing higher yields and a stable exchange rate for the flows. Elsewhere in the market, Malaysian ringgit has made an appearance for the first time this year.

    • 08 Feb 2018
  • Shaken but not deterred: Lat Am quake cover drives largest World Bank cat bond

    The World Bank has priced $1.36bn of catastrophe bonds to provide earthquake protection to Mexico, Chile, Colombia and Peru, despite bondholders losing their principal on Mexico’s last cat bond after a quake in September.

    • 08 Feb 2018
  • World Bank sells joint largest Aussie in six years

    Rates in Australian dollars are compelling compared to most currencies, which has aided long-end interest and allowed for a bumper outing by a supranational.

    • 06 Feb 2018
  • BondMarker results: sterling takes centre stage

    A superlative start to the year for the SSA sterling market has caught the eye of BondMarker voters. Read on to see how those deals — as well as a glut of euro and dollar trades — fared with voters.

    • 29 Jan 2018
  • SSAs bask in ‘best ever’ start for sterling as records tumble

    Sterling conditions are searing hot for public sector borrowers, with records breaking left, right and centre. And despite investors taking large volumes out of the market, SSA bankers are confident that more supply can be handled.

    • 18 Jan 2018

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Dealer League Table World Bank

Rank Lead Manager Amount $m No of issues Share %
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1 JPMorgan 2,386.52 55 16.02%
2 Citi 1,656.50 24 11.12%
3 Barclays 1,449.54 32 9.73%
4 TD Securities Inc 1,193.59 12 8.01%
5 HSBC 1,169.03 16 7.85%


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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 %
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  • Today
1 Citi 26,776.92 63 12.44%
2 HSBC 20,140.01 43 9.35%
3 JPMorgan 18,140.98 43 8.43%
4 Deutsche Bank 17,160.97 23 7.97%
5 Bank of America Merrill Lynch 15,557.62 48 7.23%

Bookrunners of Euro Denominated SSA (Excl US Agency)

Rank Lead Manager Amount $m No of issues Share %
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  • Today
1 JPMorgan 21,798.45 41 8.65%
2 Barclays 19,533.57 31 7.75%
3 UniCredit 16,899.52 41 6.71%
4 HSBC 16,634.15 52 6.60%
5 BNP Paribas 16,072.48 29 6.38%

Bookrunners of Global SSA (Excl US Agency)

Rank Lead Manager Amount $m No of issues Share %
  • Last updated
  • Today
1 Citi 47,446.91 159 7.44%
2 JPMorgan 47,437.50 217 7.44%
3 HSBC 42,376.03 145 6.64%
4 Barclays 36,659.08 110 5.75%
5 Deutsche Bank 34,770.24 92 5.45%