Bulgaria’s Finance Ministry Successfully Placed 10,5-Year BGN-Denominated GS Issue
Wednesday, 14 January 2015
Bulgaria’s Finance Ministry launched a new 10.5-year BGN-denominated government securities (GS) issue with maturityJuly 14, 2025.
At the auction held on January 12, GS to the amount of 50 million levs were successfully placed, with the average weighted yield being 3,09%, according to a media statement of the Finance Ministry.
The subscription totalled 181,03 million levs, the bid-to-cover ratio being 3,62.
The spread to the benchmark German Bunds in this segment is 260 b.p.
The issue is a reference one in respect of the harmonised long term interest rate to evaluate convergence level, part of the Maastricht criteria.
The participants showed strong interest both in the amount offered for competition orders sale and in the portion of non-competition orders sale determined for allocation among investors.
Banks acquired the biggest amount of GS at the auction, i.e. 50,00%, followed by pension funds with 46,54% and insurance companies with 3,46%.