Pfandbrief market benefits from resilience of German sovereign

A German exemplar

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In a year where the bloated deficits of peripheral Eurozone countries have grabbed the headlines, the more risk averse among the investment community have looked for safe options. In the sovereign bond market, German Bund yields have tightened significantly as a result of this trend; while in the private sphere, the country’s covered bond product, the Pfandbrief, has also benefited. Domestic and international investors have seized any opportunities to pick up a little spread over Bunds

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