National Australia Bank
Australia’s credit market has seen a pickup in supply of capital instruments, including a clutch of corporate hybrid transactions. The KangaNews Debt Capial Markets Summit 2020 webinar series included a session on additional capital, which focused on supply dynamics, demand drivers and the ever-present tension between retail, wholesale and true institutional participation.
Australian dollar primary market syndicated supply has been muted in the first two weeks of 2021. The two traditional sources of early-year supply are largely missing, and technical factors are largely set against high-grade supply. The bright spot, intermediaries say, is that secondary market dynamics are gradually swinging in support of primary issuance.
One of the most popular annual sessions at the KangaNews Debt Capital Markets Summit is the big-four bank treasurers panel. There was no shortage of discussion topics at the 2020 videoconference iteration, even though the majors have had minimal wholesale issuance to do and there is little chance of a 2021 rebound.
The development of long-dated liquidity is a massive agenda item for the Australian debt market, as sovereign issuance soars and yield at the front end stays anchored. Local and global market participants shared views on how duration has evolved internationally and what might be in store for Australia, at a November KangaNews Debt Capital Markets Summit 2020 webinar.