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Groupama put the seal on its recovery on 17 September with its first wholly new money transaction since 2009 and its first since its sub debt was returned to investment grade by Fitch last year, in a EUR500m no-grow 10 year ...

Groupama EUR500m sub comeback seals recovery

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Moody’s rewarded Portugal’s economic recovery with a return to investment grade in mid-October. In the wake of the positive news, Bank+Insurance Hybrid Capital sought issuer, investor and rating agency views alongside ...

Portugal: Reaping the rewards

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Rising yields, volatility and risk premia combined with developments in regulation are posing challenges and questions for issuers and investors alike — just as the first wave of AT1 calls arrives. Crédit Agricole CIB and ...

AT1: Evolving dynamics

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Recent inaugural green senior non-preferred issues could represent the first green steps down the capital stack by financial institutions. Crédit Agricole CIB and Bank+Insurance Hybrid Capital gathered together specialists ...

Greening the capital stack

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Credit Suisse took advantage of a possibly final pre-summer issuance window to sell a $2bn (EUR1.7bn) Additional Tier 1 (AT1) on 9 July, but demonstrated the underlying unreliable nature of the market by going out with ...

Credit Suisse hits pre-summer window with $2bn AT1

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Dutch Additional Tier 1 prices were temporarily hit on 2 July as news emerged that, following a European Commission ruling, they will lose tax deductibility from 1 January 2019. They soon recovered as issuers announced they ...

Dutch AT1 recover after tax status undermined

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Caixa Geral de Depósitos (CGD) successfully completed a recapitalisation plan embarked upon last year with the execution of a EUR500m 10 year non-call five Tier 2 deal on 21 June, overcoming volatile markets to price its ...

CGD T2 completes recap despite intra-day volatility

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CNP Assurances sold the first benchmark Restricted Tier 1 in euros on 20 June, a EUR500m perpetual non-call 10 instrument that, together with a EUR300m RT1 for Vivat, showed the new insurance asset class to be gaining ...

CNP sells first EUR500m RT1, Vivat joins market

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Nordea issued the first senior non-preferred debt out of Sweden on 15 June ahead of its re-domiciliation to Finland in October, attracting more than EUR3.25bn of demand to its EUR1bn five year after moving quickly to take ...

Nordea in Swedish-Finnish contractual SNP debut

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BBVA and KBC sold green senior non-preferred and green HoldCo debuts in May and June, respectively, after BNP Paribas in April issued the first green senior non-preferred bond, with the success of the three deals deemed ...

Green SNP and HoldCo debuts outdo conventionals

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The differing business models of Danish banking groups have resulted in a matrix of evolving bail-in regulation. But since the country’s MREL and senior non-preferred debt framework was firmed up in March, issuers have ...

Denmark: Danske opens SNP

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Investors are underestimating the risks that accompany the shift from an era of quantitative easing to quantitative tightening, according to David Riley, chief investment strategist at BlueBay Asset Management, who says ...

BlueBay: Beware risks of QT

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