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 19 November, Ford Motor Credit Company (FMCC) BBB-/Ba1/BBB mandated ANZ, Deutsche Bank and Westpac Institutional Bank for a potential four- or five-year Australian dollar denominated EMTN transaction.
National Housing Finance and Investment Corporation (NHFIC) (AAA by S&P) launched a new 10.5-year, Australian dollar denominated social bond on 18 November. Indicative price guidance for the forthcoming deal is 42 basis points area over the 10-year futures contract, equivalent to 40.9 basis points area over Australian Commonwealth government bond.
On 18 November, Eclipx Group (Eclipx) revealed plans for an Australian dollar denominated auto asset-backed securities (ABS) deal from its Turbo programme. ANZ, Commonwealth Bank of Australia, Macquarie Bank, National Australia Bank and Westpac Institutional Bank have been mandated to engage investors.