In November 2018, the first-ever KangaNews-Westpac New Zealand Sustainable Finance Summit took place in Auckland. The event brought together participants from across the New Zealand capital market including corporate entities, institutional investors and government to enhance dialogue about market-led solutions to the challenges posed by transition to a sustainable environmental and social future.
On 8 July, DBS Group Holdings (DBS) (Aa2/AA-) launched a new, three-year, senior-unsecured Kangaroo deal, to come in either or both fixed- and floating-rate format. The forthcoming deal has indicative price guidance of 75 basis points area over swap benchmarks and is expected to price on the day of launch. Commonwealth Bank of Australia, DBS, National Australia Bank, TD Securities and Westpac Institutional Bank are joint lead managers.
On 8 July, Societe Generale Sydney Branch (SocGen Sydney) (A/A1/A-) launched a new three-year, Australian dollar denominated, senior-preferred, floating-rate note, benchmark transaction. Indicative price guidance for the forthcoming deal is 100 basis points area over three-month bank bills.