After the encouraging results of the comeback to the Swiss bond market in May, MuniFin priced another CHF 100 million bond on 24 July. All 18 accounts that took part in the orderbook were Swiss investors. The 3-year bond pays an annual coupon of 1.6 % and Zürcher Kantonalbank acted as the sole manager for the deal.
“Despite a calm market due to summer holidays in Switzerland, MuniFin could access the short end of the market, which was favored by investors in light of the inverted swap curve. This marks the issuer’s second CHF trade in short sequence – proof that it is a very well known and liked name for Swiss investors”, says DCM Specialist Benjamin Heck from Zürcher Kantonalbank.
With this transaction, MuniFin has completed over EUR 7.3 billion of its EUR 9-10 billion long-term funding target for the year.
|Issuer||Municipality Finance Plc|
|Issuer Ratings||S&P: AA+ (stable) / Moody’s: Aa1 (stable)|
|Coupon||1.6000 % Fixed, Annual, (30/360)|
|Reoffer price||100.015 %|
|Lead Manager||Zürcher Kantonalbank|
|Listing||SIX Swiss Exchange|
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