A January to remember: The FI corporate bond market

February 11, 2022 - 2 minutes
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Amidst an uncertain global macro-economic and geo-political backdrop heading into 2022, many financial institutions (FIs) were keen to take advantage of historically attractive funding conditions supported by a resilient credit backdrop. As such, January 2022 witnessed a near-record month of financial issuance with ~US$110B of supply in the USD investment grade corporate bond market alone.

Navigating a complex landscape

Record primary market activity demonstrates the importance of prudent and strategic advisory as FIs react to challenging global markets by pursuing more defensive funding solutions. As economies recover from the global pandemic, clients must navigate a combination of rising rates, higher inflation, tapering government stimulus, continued supply chain disruption and expected central bank balance sheet runoff.

To best address challenging markets, FIs look to TD Securities' global capabilities for trusted advice and strategic solutions. In January alone, we actively led 14 investment-grade bond offerings for global FI clients (across North America, Europe and Asia) spanning a range of currencies (including USD, EUR, GBP, AUD and CAD) and products (from covered bonds to capital).

List of TD Securities-led (books) transactions in January 2022

List of TD Securities-led (books) transactions in January 2022 •	MetLife USD 900mn 5y FXD FA-Backed •	TD Bank Group CAD 1.75bn 5y FXD Senior Bail-In •	TD Bank Group USD 2.5bn Multi-Tranche Senior Bail-In •	MetLife CAD 450mn 7y FXD FA-Backed •	Rabobank USD 1.45bn 3y FXD/FRN Senior Preferred •	TD Bank Group EUR 1bn 5y FXD Senior Bail-In •	Santander UK GBP 500mn 7NC6 HoldCo Senior •	Société Générale USD 5bn Multi-Tranche Senior Non-Preferred/Tier 2 •	CIBC USD 2.5bn 5y Covered •	Sumitomo Mitsui AUD 1.5bn Dual-Tranche 3y/5y FRN Senior •	Scotiabank AUD 1.1bn Dual-Tranche 1y/5y FRN Senior •	Bank of New Zealand USD 1.5bn Multi-Tranche Senior •	TD Bank Group CAD 800mn 3yr FRN Senior Bail-In •	Bank of America USD 700mn PerpNC5 Retail Preferred

Global collaboration driving client success

"We have had the opportunity to lead several strategic, and in some instances, record-breaking transactions within the first few weeks of 2022 – which is a testament to the trust and confidence clients place in our global teams," says Ed Arden, Group Head of FIG Debt Capital Markets, TD Securities. "Teamwork and collaboration drive our ability to optimize capital and funding objectives for our clients."

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