Digital Assets in Capital Markets

Advanced course on digital assets - assets created using a blockchain/DLT network - designed for finance professionals.

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15 November 2022 (Tuesday) | 9am-5pm

The yield curve continues to flatten further – the 2s10s has now flattened from 38bp in the beginning of the month to 15bp currently. US primary market issuances rose to $32bn vs. $18.5bn in the week prior. Investment grade (IG) corporates once again took the chunk of issuances, with $26.6bn of deals while high yield (HY) issuance stood at $4.3bn. The largest IG deals were led by GSK Consumer Healthcare $8.75bn seven-part offering, and Home Depot’s $4bn four-trancher. In the HY space, Ford Motor’s $1.5bn issuance, followed by Paramount Global and Yum Brands’ $1bn deal each. In North America, there were a total of 20 upgrades and 14 downgrades combined across the three major rating agencies last week. LatAm saw no issuances last week as compared to $762mn in the prior week. In South America, there was no upgrades and 9 downgrades across the major rating agencies. EU Corporate G3 issuances stood at $47bn vs. $31.4bn in the week prior, led by the ING’s $4bn four-trancher, KfW’s €2bn deal and HSBC’s $2bn issuance. Across the European region, there were 65 upgrades and 20 downgrades across the three major rating agencies. The GCC G3 region saw $3bn vs. $100mn in issuances in the week, led by MDGH’s $1.5bn issuance, followed by ADCB and Boubyan’s $500mn deals each. Across the Middle East/Africa region, there were 3 upgrades and no downgrades across the three major rating agencies. APAC ex-Japan G3 issuances stood at $8.6bn vs. $5.96bn led by Philippines‘ $2.25bn triple-trancher, Indonesia’s $1.75bn dual-trancher and PTT Global Chemicals’ $1.3bn two-trancher, . In the APAC region, there were 2 upgrades and 13 downgrades combined across the three major rating agencies last week.

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