Fourth SOFR Offering Met With High Demand
WASHINGTON, April 29, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- Today, Fannie Mae (FNMA) announced and priced its fourth issuance of Secured Overnight Financing Rate (SOFR) securities, issuing $2.5 billion of 18-month, floating-rate corporate debt.
"Today's transaction is an opportunity to maintain a SOFR curve out to 18 months," said Nadine Bates, Senior Vice President and Treasurer, Fannie Mae. "We recently hit the one-year anniversary of the first publication of SOFR and, in a short amount of time, have seen significant growth in this market. It is important to continue the momentum toward developing alternatives to the London Interbank Offered Rate (LIBOR). The only way to build further liquidity in the SOFR market is if market participants remain actively engaged."
There are currently over $80 billion of SOFR-linked securities in the marketplace since the rate was first published in April 2018.
SOFR + 7.5 bps
Numbers may not foot due to rounding
*Indicative as of April 29, 2019
Barclays Capital Inc., Nomura Securities International, Inc. and Wells Fargo Securities, LLC are the lead managers on this transaction. Loop Capital Markets LLC and Samuel A. Ramirez & Co., Inc. are selling group members.
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