Perpetual Corporate Trust
KangaNews is proud to present the winners of the institutional and deal categories in the KangaNews Awards 2019. After an extensive voting and verification process, KangaNews can confidently say its results reflect a true market view on the outstanding performers of 2019 in the Australian and New Zealand debt markets.
As part of its goal of developing global investor engagement with Australasian asset-backed securities, the Australian Securitisation Forum hosts an annual showcase in London. Taking place on 10 June this year, the event attracted a raft of institutional investors to hear more about the Australian housing market and securitisation product.
The Australian Securitisation Forum (ASF) and Perpetual Corporate Trust (Perpetual)’s Australian Securitisation Issuer Report 2019 highlights the continued importance of finding new investors to ensure the ongoing viability of securitisation issuance through the cycle. Consistent issuance is found to be the most effective, but in lieu of this issuers say innovation in assets and structure can help attract and retain investors.
Australia’s mutual and customer-owned banks – often the forgotten sector of the local lending market – are at a critical juncture. The competitive environment presents an unprecedented growth opportunity but to take advantage many mutuals may need to overhaul their funding and capital strategies.
The first-ever KangaNews Mutual Sector Wholesale Funding Seminar took place in Sydney on 13 February 2019. As well as an in-depth exploration of the present and future of mutual funding strategy, the seminar covered a range of themes relevant to the sector including securitisation, the Australian housing market, investor relations and the forthcoming, federal-government backed, Australian Business Securitisation Fund.
The Australian securitisation market is arguably in its best shape since the financial crisis – at least in the sense of the robustness of market infrastructure and diversity of participants on the issuer and investor sides. In November, a record number of delegates gathered in Sydney at Australian Securitisation 2018, the annual conference of the Australian Securitisation Forum, to discuss the state of play – and some of the looming challenges.