The Aaa Rating from Moody's is derived from this explicit guarantee. In addition, the zero-risk weighing under the Solvency Regulation is in effect, whereby credit institutions with investments in debt securities of BayernLabo do not have to back these with own capital funds or take into account large exposure limits. Based on this, BayernLabo is able to draw on a wide base of investors.
To raise funds on the capital markets, BayernLabo issues:
- Large-volume and correspondingly liquid benchmark bonds
- Promissory note loans
- Registered bonds
- Bearer bonds
- Structured products
Because on the credit side, exclusively the Euro is used as the currency, on the refinancing side, projects are executed in the same currency.
Solvency and Rating
Top Solvency and a Convincing Credit Rating
Aaa — With a State Guarantee
The attractiveness of BayernLabo debt obligations can be traced to, among other factors, their excellent credit rating, which is based on the unconditional, indefinitely valid, and irrevocable guarantee by the Free State of Bavaria. This permits BayernLabo’s debt obligations to have the same high credit rating for investors as debt obligations of the Free State of Bavaria.
With its AAA/Aaa ratings, the Free State of Bavaria has been given the highest ratings from Moody’s and Standard & Poor’s.
Related to the guarantee by the Free State of Bavaria the long-term bonds of BayernLabo are rated with Aaa by Moody's.
Excellent Sustainability Rating
The BayernLabo was positively rated by oekom in May 2016 in its rating as a development bank. Among other things the customer and product responsibility as well as the employment security and employee wellbeing was examined.
This very positive rating result in the area of sustainable management brings BayernLabo in the position of global industry leader.
Legal Form and Liability
Top BayernLabo — A Development Institute with a Guarantee from the State
One Hundred Percent Liability for all Obligations from the Free State of Bavaria
BayernLabo is a legally dependent but organisationally and financially independent body established under public law within BayernLB, which itself is an institution established under public law (Anstalt des öffentlichen Rechts). A decision by the European Commission allows BayernLabo, as a legally dependent development bank, to continue benefiting from the guarantee obligation provided by the Free State of Bavaria (Art. 22 para. 1 sentence 1 of the Bayerische Landesbank Act (BayLaBG)) and a refinancing guarantee by the Free State of Bavaria (Art. 22 para. 2 BayLaBG) beyond 18 July 2005.
Pursuant to Art. 22 para. 2 of the BayLaBG, the Free State of Bavaria shall be directly and fully liable for the loans raised by BayernLabo, for Pfandbriefs, mortgage bonds and other bonds it issues, for forward deals made as forward transactions, for rights from options and for loans to third parties, insofar as these loans are expressly guaranteed by BayernLabo. The Free State of Bavaria’s refinancing guarantee is payable on demand.
The guarantee defined in Art. 22 para. 2 BayLaBG is unconditional, indefinite and irrevocable and can only be rescinded, limited, or changed by a state law. Any such rescindment or amendment, however, would apply only to transactions concluded after such a law came into effect.
The Free State of Bavaria is rated Aaa/AAA by leading rating agencies Moody’s and Standard & Poor’s. Bavaria's excellent credit rating supports and underscores the outstanding character of the Free State of Bavaria as a provider of collateral to BayernLabo.
Business Model of BayernLabo
Housing Development and Financing of Regional Authorities for Bavaria
Article 20 of the Law on Bayerische Landesbank stipulates BayernLabo’s intended areas of activity. As a public law institution pertaining to housing, BayernLabo’s primary statutory mandate is to promote housing and urban development in Bavaria.
The key areas of the development programs conducted as fiduciary business and financed by the Bavarian budget are:
In the Bavarian housing program
- Construction of rental housing; construction and purchase of privately-owned housing
- Creation of student housing and residences for the disabled
The key areas of the proprietary development programs refinanced through development programs of the KfW Banking Group and on the capital markets are:
In the Bavarian remodeling program
- Modernization of rental housing and in-patient elderly care institutions
In the Bavarian program offering reduced interest rates
- Construction and purchase of privately-owned housing
In the Bavarian municipal investment loan program
- Financing of infrastructure projects
In the Bavarian municipal energy conservation loan program
- Energy-saving refurbishment of municipal and public infrastructure buildings
BayernLabo has been lending to Bavarian state and local authorities since 2006. The legal basis for this activity was brought about by a change to the Law on Bayerische Landesbank (BayLBG) on 19 July 2005 (Implementation of the Agreement II between EU Commission and German Federal Government). While engaging in state and local authority lending, BayernLabo has limited itself to conducting business exclusively with Bavarian borrowers.
BayernLabo - Sustainable enterprise - Since 1884
BayernLabo has been supporting the sustainable development of Bavaria since its foundation in 1884, fulfilling its social and entrepreneurial responsibility.
Today BayernLabo is a legally dependent institution established under public law within BayernLB that is organizationally and financially independent and has a legal mandate to promote social housing and municipal construction in Bavaria.
BayernLabo is committed to the public contract. The Free State of Bavaria can rely on the services and the offer of BayernLabo as an institution of state housing policy when fulfilling this contract. This housing policy is characterized by two equivalent goals: the preservation of economically powerful and viable urban centers on the one hand and the strengthening of rural areas on the other. These two components are substantial in the promotion of housing and the important stakes of BayernLabo's business activities.
BayernLabo has been lending to Bavarian state and local authorities since 2006. While engaging in state and local authority lending, BayernLabo is particulary focused to conducting business exclusively with Bavarian borrowers. The focus is on the promotion of investments in general municipal and social infrastructure.
To finance new and existing loans under the Bavarian subsidised interest rate programme to promote home ownership, the Bavarian modernisation programme, and the municipal investment loan programme to create rental housing in Bavaria, BayernLabo issued its first social bond in November 2017.
And the second one will be issued in March 2021. For further information please check out the download box.
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