No one in the covered bonds market had a busier start to 2017 than Société Générale Corporate & Investment Banking, seen as a leading liquidity provider. And while others are pulling out of the sector, SGCIB perceives this as a chance to increase its share of the market, as Edward Russell-Walling reports.
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