The future of interbank offered rates (IBORs) is under question globally. While Australia’s rate appears to stand a better chance of survival than many of its global peers, local market participants cannot afford to be complacent in a rapidly evolving environment. IBOR transition was explored in depth at the KangaNews Debt Capital Markets Summit 2019, including in a panel discussion featuring leading local and international experts.
On 3 April, Toronto-Dominion Bank (TD Bank) launched a new three-year, Australian dollar denominated, floating-rate note, covered bond transaction. The forthcoming deal, which is expected to price on the day of launch, has indicative price guidance of 125 basis points area over three-month bank bills.
On 23 March, KangaNews hosted a live dial-in featuring some of the leading market economists covering Australia. It was the same illustrious panel that was to be a highlight of the KangaNews Debt Capital Markets Summit – which had been scheduled for the same day. In a rapidly changing world, the economists provided insight into a unique and vast, but practically unquantifiable, risk.