Sovereign, supranational and agency issuers

Sovereign, supranational and agency issuers at a glance

1,000
No. of bonds (historic)
470
No. of Bonds (active)
£3 trillion
Capital raised (historic)
£1 trillion
Capital raised (active)
30
issuers
70
currencies

London Stock Exchange's offering for sovereign, supranational and agency issuers

As a premier listing venue for sovereign, supranational and agency bonds, London Stock Exchange has deep experience in hosting milestone debut issuances. They include China’s first international sovereign RMB bond, AIIB's inaugural bond transaction, as well as Hong Kong and Chile’s first green bonds and the world's first emerging market green sovereign bond from Fiji.

Why London?

  • Peer Group

Join a strong G-20 and emerging market sovereign, supranational, sub-and quasi-sovereign and agency peer group.

  • Liquidity

Through our secondary markets (link), including MTS (link), one of Europe's leading electronic fixed income trading platform, support an active secondary market for international bonds.  London has the deepest global markets for bonds, foreign exchange and derivatives.

  • Establishing a programme

LSEG enables issuers to create a consistent presence in the market, create a yield curve across tenors and execute new transactions during opportune market windows.

  • Efficient and cost-effective listing process

Through a listing on LSEG, issuers benefit from the prestige and reputation of a London listing and can take advantage of rapid turnaround times, and a smooth and efficient process.

  • Showcasing your global story through London

Devise an impactful campaign around the issuance to maximise visibility with the international investor base and the global financial community.

  • Support Capital Markets Development

LSEG has a longstanding relationship with a number of countries, including partnerships with local financial infrastructure to develop electronic capital markets, local currency financing and ecosystems of entrepreneurship, through ELITE.

*Source: TheCityUK estimates (2011), World Federation of Exchanges (2011)

Find out about companies we have welcomed to our markets

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London Stock Exchange welcomes Egypt’s sovereign green bond to the Sustainable Bond Market

The Arab Republic of Egypt celebrated the listing of its US$750mn 5.25% note, due October 2025, by opening London’s markets for trading today. The transaction, which represents the first sovereign green bond issuance from the Middle East & North Africa, was well received by the market, with a high quality orderbook in excess of US$3.8bn. The strong demand from global investors for the paper

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London Stock Exchange welcomes the United Mexican State celebrating its debut sustainability bond

London Stock Exchange today welcomes the United Mexican States issuing their EUR750mn 1.35% note due September 2027 to London Stock Exchange’s International Securities Market. The deal was more than 6 times oversubscribed, receiving bids in excess of $4.8bn from over 260 investors.

This transaction makes Mexico the first country in the Americas to issue a sustainability sovereign

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London Stock Exchange welcomes Kenya Sovereign Bond

London Stock Exchange welcomed the launch of Kenya’s $2.1 billion Eurobond today. This is the second Kenyan international bond transaction to list on London Stock Exchange since 2018. The dual-tranche bond raised $1.2 billion in 12-year notes at a yield of 8 percent and $900 million in seven-year notes at a yield of 7 percent. The bond was oversubscribed 4.5x and attracted a diverse investor ba

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London Stock Exchange welcomes Uzbekistan's inaugural international sovereign bond issue

Following an extensive marketing exercise in New York, Boston and London, the Republic of Uzbekistan (acting through the Ministry of Finance of the Republic of Uzbekistan) successfully priced its inaugural US$1 billion dual-tranche bond offering on 13 February 2019. The 144A / Reg S offering was formed by a dual US$500mm 4.750% tranche due February 2024 and a US$500mm 5.375% due February 2029.<

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