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  • Institutionalising the SIB market

    The use of social-impact bonds (SIBs) by governments, around the world and in Australia, is continuing to expand as stakeholders seek to mobilise private-sector capital for social gain. However, the problem of replicating what has already been achieved at scale and in a format that works for...
  • Big-four funders talk strategy as the season changes

    KangaNews and RBC Capital Markets hosted their annual roundtable for heads of funding at Australia’s big-four banks in Melbourne on 13 August. After an almost unprecedented period of benign market conditions, 2018 has posed new challenges and seen execution risk back on the table. The issuers...
  • Fixed income for the mainstream

    The third Fixed Income Beyond the Institutional Sector Summit, hosted by KangaNews and National Australia Bank (NAB), took place in Sydney on 2 August. This unique conference attracted another record number of delegates in 2018, as NAB continues to champion the importance of...
  • Issuer Japan perspectives

    For the second year running, as part of KangaNews and Mizuho Securities' Japanese investor-engagement project, four bond issuers from various jurisdictions and sectors give their insights into the evolution of Japanese demand for Australian dollar issuance and how they engage with this important...
  • New Zealand's government resets the platform

    After delivering his keynote address at the sixth annual KangaNews New Zealand Debt Capital Markets Summit in Auckland on 8 August, Grant Robertson, New Zealand’s finance minister, shared thoughts on his government’s economic plans and the role of the financial sector.
  • SDGs and the common language of understanding impact in sustainable finance

    Debt-market-relevant institutions are increasingly integrating the UN sustainable development goals (SDGs) into their sustainability agendas, with potential consequences for green and social funding. The critical role of the SDGs is to provide a common language for capital-markets participants to...
  • Sun not setting for Japanese investors in Australian dollar product

    In 2017, KangaNews and Mizuho Securities hosted their first-ever roundtable discussion in Tokyo for Japanese investors in Australian dollar debt. A year later, a larger group of buy-side participants explain that, while the headwinds facing international participants in the...
  • The will of the people

    Capital markets seem to have come to an uneasy détente with the apparently unstoppable rise of populism in politics. But any interrogation of what populism really means should leave market participants worried about the effect its unchecked progress will have on the norms on which their...
  • Unanswered questions

    The Australian base rate has been on a trend incline throughout 2018, driving up banks’ cost of funds and some lending rates. Debate is raging about whether the trend is structural or cyclical, for how long it will last, how far it could go and the wider consequences.
  • View from the land of the long white cloud

    The KangaNews New Zealand Debt Capital Markets Summit 2018, held in Auckland on 8 August, attracted the largest delegate representation ever for an event that has run annually since 2013. Discussion captured all the talking points in the New Zealand capital market including macroeconomics, the...
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