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Cédulas success

February 3, 2004

Spanish bank la Caixa has established a full curve of covered bonds. Jules Stewart reports on ABN AMRO’s role as joint bookrunner on some of la Caixa’s benchmark issues.

Late entrants take the lead

February 3, 2004

Jules Stewart reports on Banca Nazionale del Lavoro’s arrival on the securitisation scene and how it has become Italy’s frontrunner for RMBS.
Banca Nazionale del Lavoro (BNL) was something of a latecomer to the securitisation market. It only started planning its first transaction in 2002, however, it has since powered into a leading market position among Italian issuers.

Equity is the real thing

February 3, 2004

Although the amount of capital that European banks raised last year was small compared with their market capitalisation, the market was more active than superficial statistics suggest. Charles Lucas, global head of financial institutions at ABM AMRO Rothschild, reports on banks’ equity capital markets activities in 2003.

The right direction

February 3, 2004

Sam Zavatti, global head of financial institutions at ABN AMRO, says the bank’s breadth of operations and product offerings make it well-placed to offer advice on adapting to Basel II requirements.

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