While markets have remained liquid and tradeable throughout 2018, there can be little doubt that the period of almost unprecedented beneficial funding conditions that pervaded up to the end of 2017 has passed. At their annual global-markets roundtable in London in June, ANZ and KangaNews heard the latest thinking from key issuer and investor players.
On 24 May, ANZ Banking Group (ANZ) revealed plans for a residential mortgage-backed securities (RMBS) deal from its Kingfisher programme. ANZ will arrange investor meetings in the week commencing 27 May.
Maximising domestic investor engagement was a key strategy for the Export-Import Bank of Korea (Kexim) as it issued in the Kangaroo market for the first time this year. Kexim is also the first Korean entity to price an Australian dollar domestic deal in 2019.
On 23 May, expected ratings were assigned by Fitch Ratings and S&P Global Ratings to Bendigo and Adelaide Bank (BEN)'s residential mortgage-backed securities (RMBS) deal, Torrens Series 2019-1 Trust. The deal has indicative total volume of A$500 million (US$343.7 million). ANZ, Deutsche Bank, Macquarie Bank, National Australia Bank and Westpac Institutional Bank were mandated for the transaction on 14 May.