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Crédit Agricole launched the first senior non-preferred benchmark on 13 December, just days after the respective French law became effective and in the wake of the European Commission proposing EU-wide adoption of such an ...

Senior non-preferred: CASA opens new segment

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Crédit Agricole Assurances launched a Eu1bn 32NC12 Tier 2 transaction on 20 September, the first such benchmark from the insurance sector since the summer break, and attracted Eu2.5bn of demand from 170 accounts. Grégory ...

CAA: Growing in assurance

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Amid moving regulatory targets and internal constraints, Crédit Agricole found the right moment to launch a $1.25bn AT1 in January. Here, Crédit Agricole’s Olivier Bélorgey and Crédit Agricole CIB’s Bernard du ...

CASA: A window of stability

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Crédit Agricole on 9 March sold the largest ever Tier 2 issue, a dual-tranche transaction comprising Eu2bn and $1.5bn pieces that attracted record demand and constituted the first dual-tranche Tier 2 benchmark. Here, ...

Crédit Agricole Tier 2×2

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Crédit Agricole took its total AT1 issuance to some Eu3.8bn with a $1.25bn deal on 11 September, making it one of the most active banks in Basel III-compliant capital instruments. Here, Olivier Bélorgey, head of the ...

CASA: AT1 commitment

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Much has changed since Crédit Agricole SA first accessed the US dollar Additional Tier 1 market in January, meaning a flexile approach was adopted for its latest AT1. Here, Vincent Hoarau, managing director, head of FIG ...

Crédit Agricole: Navigating different markets

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France’s CNP Assurances on 27 May sold a Eu500m 31NC11 subordinated bond that addressed Solvency I, rating agency and the latest Solvency II requirements, while achieving the third-lowest coupon on a euro-denominated ...

CNP Assurances: Achieving new standards

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Crédit Agricole’s $1.75bn perpetual non-call 10 Additional Tier 1 transaction in January got the CoCo market off to a pioneering start for 2014. Neil Day spoke to Bernard Delpit, Crédit Agricole Group CFO, and Olivier ...

Crédit Agricole points to AT1 future

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With standardisation of contingent capital structures such as Crédit Agricole’s AT1 still some way off, pricing the new instruments is by no means easy. Here, Michel Baud, portfolio manager at BNP Paribas AM, shares his ...

CoCos: View from the buy-side

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