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The subordinated financial institutions market this week enjoyed a last hurrah ahead of the summer lull, with banks and insurers keen to take advantage of the levels on offer, even if they had to make do with smaller books ...

Financial institutions find slimmer pickings in last minute pre-summer capital deals

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The outlook for credit markets is finely balanced after a week in which exuberance gave way to anxiety — but not before ABN Amro, Commerzbank and Nationwide smartly walked away with Additional Tier 1 transactions that ...

AT1s take off after NFP shock, but credit markets quickly come back down to earth

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Zurich Insurance launched a 30.25 year non-call 10.25 subordinated transaction into the toppish market on Tuesday, but was able to come away with an upsized €750m trade priced flat to fair value that held its own in the ...

Zurich rides out deteriorating market to score €750m success

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Crédit Agricole sold its first callable dollar senior non-preferred issue on Tuesday, a $1.5bn (€1.32bn) trade launched after it bought back some €3.3bn of senior preferred debt across euros, sterling and US dollars and ...

Crédit Agricole $1.5bn SNP hit a coda to tender, Tier 2

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Moves to target Additional Tier 1 coupons are ill-conceived and counterproductive, argue CACIB’s FI team, threatening an option that can help banks contribute to the recovery just as supportive market conditions and the ...

MEPs’ AT1 coupon cancellation proposals raise remote but serious risk to product

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Swiss Re became only the second insurer this year to sell a subordinated euro benchmark when it issued an €800m 32 year non-call 12 Tier 2 on Wednesday. Daniel Bell, head of funding at Swiss Re, discusses the issuer’s ...

Swiss Re €800m Tier 2 timing ‘vindicated’ by demand, spread

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With investors drawing comfort from positive headlines on the health and economic fronts, and supply easing, the recovery in credit markets kicked on last week, allowing Commerzbank, Crédit Agricole and Swiss Re to garner ...

Euro Tier 2s fly on back of renewed rally, as optimism feeds fear of missing out

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Among the fundamental characteristics intuitively attributed to a hybrid instrument, a correlation with related equity performance is one of the most oft-cited. But while a strong correlation with share prices may appear ...

Demystifying equity and AT1 correlation

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Crédit Agricole priced a €750m 10 year non-call five Tier 2 inside fair value on Thursday alongside the launch of a tender for senior preferred debt, taking advantage of the strong market to rebalance its liabilities in ...

CASA rebalances in Tier 2-tender combo

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Allianz launched the first subordinated insurance euro benchmark of the year on Friday, a successful €1bn 30 year non-call 10 Tier 2 that took advantage of a window of opportunity between less propitious days to sate ...

Allianz reopens euro insurance sub debt with successful €1bn

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Bank and insurance hybrid capital issuance is back on the agenda in Europe, largely due to the rapid central bank largesse that has driven a recovery in financial markets. However, the weight of credit market supply has ...

Bank capital emerges from lockdown, but Fed warns even as its support drives market

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The ECB’s comprehensive and diversified response to the Covid-19 crisis has proven effective in providing relief in the sovereign, corporate and banking spheres, and the central bank appears ready to act further, says ...

ECB tools effective, but Eurozone differences must be addressed

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