By Etuka Sunday
Investor confidence in Federal Government of Nigeria’s Securities remained high at the FGN Bond Auction conducted by the Debt Management Office (DMO) on Wednesday October 23, 2019 as reflected by the very high subscription level at the Auction.
DMO said, it offered three (3) Instruments ¬ (5-year, 10-year and 30-year bonds) with a total face value of N150.00 billion which were well received by investors.
It said, the total subscriptions received from competitive bids for the instruments was N255.99 billion, indicating a subscription level of 171%.
DMO said, investor appetite remained strong for the longer-dated bonds with subscriptions of 119.78 billion for the 10-year bond, while subscriptions of 72.54 were received for the 30-year bond, giving subscription levels of 240% and 145% respectively, compared with the offered amounts of 50.00 billion each, for the two instruments.
It said, allotments were made to successful bidders at 14.0500% for the 5-year, 14.2333% for the 10-year and 14.6000% for the 30-year bonds. The rates are consistent with secondary market rates for the three (3) instruments.
It said, the total amount allotted to competitive bidders for the three (3) instruments was N139.81 billion, while the sum of N3.00 billion was allotted to non-competitive bidders. Overall, the total amount allotted at the Auction was N142.81 billion.