TITLE

2006 Hybrid Issuance: Estimates Still Rising

AUTHOR(S)
Lewis, Janet
PUB. DATE
February 2006
SOURCE
Investment Dealers' Digest;2/6/2006, Vol. 72 Issue 5, p11
SOURCE TYPE
Trade Publication
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article reports that bankers keep increasing their estimates for the amount of issuance of tax-deductible, high-equity-credit hybrid capital instruments they expect to see in 2006. The action is due to the success of Wachovia Corp.'s mandatory convertible trust preferred. Bankers believe that internationally active bank holding companies may be issuing more of this type of security now that the Federal Reserve has raised the percentage of Tier 1 capital it will accept in this form to 25 percent from the 15 percent limit.
ACCESSION #
19772727

 

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