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  • Dollar market dominated by defensive deals

    The dollar market has kept up a respectable pace of issuance this week, pumping out small deals at the short end of the curve catering to investors’ preference for defensive transactions.

  • IFFIm launches three year vaccine bond

    International Finance Facility for Immunisation (IFFIm) hit the market on Thursday with a $500m three year no-grow — its first dollar syndication since 2017.

  • Lugano sells rare ultra-long Swissie deal

    Lugano sells rare ultra-long Swissie deal

    THE CITY of Lugano sold a bond that has pushed the Swiss franc curve out to its farthest point this week, locking in a coupon of 0.15% for 50 years, following a similar deal for Bern last month.

  • Agora snags Estlin as adviser

    Peter Estlin, a former lord mayor of the City of London and group financial controller at Barclays, has joined Digital Debt Capital Markets, the company behind the Agora software, the start-up founded by fellow Barclays alumnus and bond market veteran, Charlie Berman.

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