Trading capability, including a willingness to deploy balance sheet to support client needs, has long been a major differentiating factor for ANZ’s all-conquering fixed-income business. A group of the bank’s traders gathered to talk about 2020 at a KangaNews roundtable, including views on the extraordinary circumstances of the year and how liquidity may be affected for some time to come.
On 25 February, Newcastle Permanent Building Society (NPBS) (BBB/A3) launched a new five-year, Australian dollar denominated, senior-unsecured, floating-rate note, benchmark transaction. Indicative price guidance for the deal is 65 basis points area over three-month bank bills and is expected to price on the day of launch.
New Zealand became the only sovereign rated by S&P Global Ratings to be upgraded since the beginning of the COVID-19 crisis, on 22 February. The one-notch upgrade – to AAA – was driven by the country’s effective response to the pandemic and also improves the rating of related government agencies and local councils.
On 24 February, Eclipx Group revealed plans to engage investors in the week beginning 1 March regarding a potential asset-backed securities (ABS) transaction from its FP Turbo programme. ANZ is arranger and lead manager alongside Commonwealth Bank of Australia, National Australia Bank and Westpac Institutional Bank.
Western Australian Treasury Corporation (WATC) (AA+/Aa1) launched a new October 2030, Australian dollar denominated, syndicated, benchmark transaction on 24 February. Indicative price guidance for the deal is 5-8 basis points area over the 10-year futures contract, equivalent to 19-22 basis points area over Australian Commonwealth government bond.
Newcastle Permanent Building Society (NPBS) (BBB/A3) revealed plans for a new five-year, Australian dollar denominated, senior-unsecured, floating-rate note, benchmark transaction on 24 February. ANZ, Commonwealth Bank of Australia, National Australia Bank and Westpac Institutional Bank are leading.
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