Sovereign, supranational and agency issuers

Sovereign, supranational and agency issuers at a glance

No. of bonds (historic)
No. of Bonds (active)
£3 trillion
Capital raised (historic)
£1 trillion
Capital raised (active)

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

London Stock Exchange welcomes the UK Government’s Inaugural Green Gilt to the Sustainable Bond Market

Today, HM Treasury and the UK Debt Management Office celebrated the listing of its inaugural green gilt, marking the launch of the UK Government’s Green Financing programme. The issuance raised £10bn for a 12-year green gilt, the largest inaugural sovereign issuance to date.  Today, the green gilt is listed on London Stock Exchange’s Sustainable Bond Market.

The UK will be f

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London Stock Exchange welcomes Ukraine’s $1.25bn international sovereign bond to the Main Market

London Stock Exchange today welcomes Ukraine issuing its USD1.25bn 6.876% notes due May 2029 to London Stock Exchange’s Main Market. This is an inaugural listing of Ukraine’s sovereign Eurobonds on London Stock Exchange.
The new 8-year offering, which marked the first funding exercise of the Sovereign in international debt capital markets in 2021, received bids in excess of

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London Stock Exchange welcomes the Rt Hon John Glen, Economic Secretary to the Treasury, celebrating HM Treasury UK Sovereign Sukuk

The UK Government today celebrated the listing of its second sovereign Sukuk on London Stock Exchange. The 5-year offering was for £500 million, more than double the size of the UK Government’s debut issuance and the largest sterling Sukuk issuance to date. The UK’s second Sukuk saw strong investor participation, with demand from a diverse group of high-quality institutional investors from the

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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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