On the shortlist of candidates for Sovereign Bond of the Year,
there were deals with impressive structures, sizes and
execution, and which met a strong welcome from investors and
peers. But the Republic of Chile's dual-tranche issue stood out
in particular for landing the lowest-ever coupon and yield for
an emerging market bond.
SOVEREIGN BOND: Republic of Chile $1.5 bn 2022/2042
Chile impressed with the lowest coupon and yield ever achieved by a Latin American issuer for the 10 and 30-year tranches
The sovereign sold the $1.5 billion bond in October 2012,
coming to market with a 10-year note and its first 30-year
The republic wanted...
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