AFS Blue High Grade Debt

This segment connects issuers and investors in the primary and secondary markets for debt instruments with a minimum of an (implicit) AA rating in the following sectors:

To get access to AFS Blue High Grade Debt please register as a Market Viewer, Issuer or Investor.

As Market Viewer you will have access to the platform to be able to observe the actual list of indication of interests (IOI) from anonymised Issuers and/or receive notifications of specific indicated IOI’s from specific sectors, size, yield and/or tenors.

Sign up as Market Viewer on AFS Blue

You have to register as an issuer to be able to receive funding.

Sign up as Issuer on AFS Blue

As an investor you get full access and be able to interact on the platform.

Sign up as an Investor on AFS Blue

Examples Indication of Interests

Local Government

40mio EUR - 35 years

Indicative primary request | Sec tradable

Guarantee Implicit | Fixed Rate

Local Government

15mio EUR - 30 years

Indicative primary request | Sec tradable

Guarantee Implicit | Fixed Rate

Export

15mio EUR - 10 years

Indicative prim request | Bilateral agreement

Guarantee Explicit | Fixed Rate

Health

60mio EUR - 35 years

Indicative primary request | Sec tradable

Guarantee Explicit | Fixed Rate

Housing

40mio EUR - 40 years

Indicative primary request | Sec tradable

Guarantee Explicit | Fixed Rate

  • Local Government
  • Housing
  • Health
  • Export

After the testing period the curve from last week will be shown here. As a market Viewer you will have insight in the actual local Government curve.

After the testing period the curve from last week will be shown here. As a market Viewer you will have insight in the actual Housing Association curve.

After the testing period the curve from last week will be shown here. As a market Viewer you will have insight in the actual curve.

After the testing period the curve from last week will be shown here. As a market Viewer you will have insight in the actual Export Finance curve.

AFS Blue explained


Who can register?

AFS Blue targets borrowers in the public sector (local government, housing associations and publicly owned corporations), exporters and corporate issuers with issue sizes of more than EUR 5 million.
For investors, AFS Blue accepts any legal entity with an eligible status that reflects investment activities. This group include insurance companies, pension funds, banks, asset managers, family offices and (public) corporations.

What are the costs?

AFS Blue will not charge any fee for primary transaction processes (IOI, RFQ). Once financing is arranged, AFS Blue will charge a basis point based fee to the issuer/borrower, following the feescheme that is shown below. Financing transactions are free of charge for investors.

Public sector Secondary tradability
possibilities on platform
lead manager
assistance
Fee in bps over the maturity of the issued (or outstanding) loan amount
Primary transaction No No 0.75
Yes No 1.0
No Yes 1.0
Yes Yes 1.25
Export  Secondary tradability
possibilities on platform
lead manager
assistance
Fee in bps over the maturity of the issued (or outstanding) loan amount
Primary transaction No No 30
Yes No 40
No Yes 50
Yes Yes 60
All securities lead manager assistance Basis point of the nominal
traded amount
Secondary transaction No 0.5
Yes 1.0  (export 10)

Why using AFS Blue for High Grade Debt

  • AFS Blue High Grade Debt helps Issuers and Investors to automate the manual processes involved in bond issuance, allowing them to reduce costs and increase efficiency, while at the same time helping issuers to connect with more investors to diversify their funding base
  • AFS Group’s existing large European network of investors and issuers will automatically have access to the platform. AFS serves clients throughout the whole of Europe, The Middle East and Asia.
  • Issuers have the choice to register the loan for tradability on the secondary market. This will enable tradability in a growing liquid marketplace, with more investors. This will eventually result in better yield and lower costs for issuers.
  • AFS Blue has an open architecture whereby the investor can decide to safe-keep his assets through the Central Security Depository (CSD) of Euroclear – The external custodian and payment provider.
  • Our platform provides flexibility and choice for any Issuer to get support from one of our professional Lead Managers or to sell to investors directly.
  • In the secondary market our platform supports a rule-based allocation process, which means that an allocation is not affected by any arbitrary decision of an intermediary party.
  • Our platform provides valuation tools and actual and historical Interest Rates data.

How to participate on AFS Blue

Follow the steps below to observe or participate as issuer or investor on AFS Blue

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