International Finance Corporation
Pent-up demand led International Finance Corporation (IFC) to bring its first Kauri deal in more than a year on 28 August. According to deal sources, offshore investors have been less prevalent in Kauri deals during 2018, including in IFC’s transaction. However, issuer and intermediaries suggest the extent of domestic demand is sufficient to support further deal flow.
On 12 November, International Finance Corporation (IFC) (AAA/Aaa) launched a new A$300 million minimum, 7.5-year, Kangaroo transaction. Indicative price guidance for the forthcoming deal is 25-27 basis points area over semi-quarterly swap, equivalent to 21-23 basis points area over Australian Commonwealth government bond.
Social distancing has been a key part of the global response to COVID-19 everywhere but debt capital markets, where social funding outcomes have come to the fore. As with most green, social and sustainability (GSS) bond developments, supranational, sovereign and agency (SSA) borrowers are leading the evolution of social issuance.
SSA Yearbook 2020
The annual guide to the world's most significant supranational, sovereign and agency sector issuers.