National Australia Bank
On 20 July, KangaNews and National Australia Bank hosted their second annual Fixed Income Beyond the Institutional Sector Summit in Sydney. With more than 500 delegates in attendance the event went to a new level in 2017, as speakers shared views on how noninstitutional investors will engage with the fixed-income asset class in a rapidly changing world.
The A$500 million (US$398.5 million) minimum prime residential mortgaged-backed securities (RMBS) transaction for Firstmac progressed to launch on 19 September. Firstmac Mortgage Funding Trust No. 4 Series 2-2017 (Firstmac 2017-2) is expected to price on 22 September, according to arranger National Australia Bank and additional lead managers ANZ, J.P. Morgan and Westpac Institutional Bank.
Western Australian Treasury Corporation (WATC) (AA+/Aa2) launched a syndicated increase to its October 2026 benchmark bond on 19 September. The forthcoming tap – which has ANZ, Commonwealth Bank of Australia, National Australia Bank and UBS as leads and is expected to price the day after launch – is being marketed at 10-year futures EFP plus 50-53 basis points or 62-65 basis points over Australian Commonwealth government bonds.
On 18 September, the latest residential mortgage-backed securities (RMBS) deal for Suncorp-Metway, Apollo Series 2017-2, progressed to launch. The seven-tranche transaction is for indicative volume of A$750 million (US$543.8 million) and is expected to price on or before 22 September.
On 18 September, SGSP Australia Assets (SGSP) (A-/A3) revealed plans to update debt investors in a call scheduled for the same day. A seven-year Australian dollar-denominated deal may follow, the meetings’ arrangers ANZ, National Australia Bank and Westpac Institutional Bank add.