Increased transparency over the Riksbank’s corporate bond purchases
Press release The Riksbank is to publish a list of the companies having outstanding bonds that the Riksbank may purchase under its programme for extended purchases of securities.
The first publication will take place on Monday 9 November at 16.20. The list will subsequently be updated at the same time on the first weekday of each month.
The list covers Swedish non-financial companies issuing corporate bonds in Swedish kronor with credit ratings corresponding to Baa3/BBB– or higher and with remaining maturities of 6 months to 5 years.
The Riksbank initiated its purchases of corporate bonds in September. The size of the Riksbank’s purchases of corporate bonds each week is published at www.riksbank.se. The Riksbank’s ambition is to become more transparent in its reporting of purchases of corporate bonds and, over the coming months, will increase the information it makes available.
The purchases of corporate bonds are part of the Riksbank's bond purchase programme, which was introduced in March 2020. They comprise a complement to the Riksbank's purchases of commercial paper that have been in progress since April 2020.
The Riksbank offers to purchase corporate bonds in a nominal amount of SEK 10 billion between 1 September 2020 and 30 June 2021.
For more detailed information on the Riksbank’s purchases of corporate bonds, follow this link “Purchases of corporate bonds as a monetary policy measure”.