ArmInfo. According top the leading financial agency Cbonds, the best investment bank in Armenia in 2017 is Ameriabank. The bank's press service told ArmInfo.
According to the source, during the last 12 months, Ameriabank issued 4 tranche bonds through total volume of which the leading share in the market of corporative bonds amounted 54%.
According to Nasdaq OMX Armenia data, the exchange quotes 3 USD issues of Ameriabank's coupon bonds in the total amount of $ 35 million and one AMD, included in the main list of "Abond". The first was the USD one with $15 million issued on March 25, 2016 with inclusion in the listing list on July 1, 2016. The second - AMD with 1 billion, was issued on November 1, 2016, with inclusion in the listing list on January 25,2017. The third- another USD one with more modest amount of $5 million on November 21,2016 with inclusion in the listing list on February 8,2017. And the issuance of the 4th tranche - another USD bond, amounting %15 million on February 1, 2017 with inclusion in the listing list on April 20. The term of circulation of all three USD issues is set for 27 months, and the AMD tranche - for 2 years. Coupon payments on all the issues is supposed once in a quarter. The profitability by USD bond coupon of the bank since the start is reduced from 6.75% to 5.6%, and AMD is 10.75%.
To note, Ameriabank, in June 2016, through its investment manager responsAbility Investments AG company, successfully placed loan term obligation securities amounting $20 million in 4 investments Funds in Luxemburg, planning to allocate the profit from placing of the given obligations for loans to SME and financing of the projects for energy effectiveness and renewable energy.
To note, Ameriabank is a universal bank providing investment, corporate and retail banking services. The Bank has been operating on the Armenian market since October 31, 1996. The branch network of the Bank comprises 14 branches, 8 of them in Yerevan and 6 in the provinces. As of 1 Jan 2017, the shareholders are Ameria Group CY Ltd (65.8%), EBRD (20.7%) and ESPS Holding Limited (13.5%).