The KangaNews Women in Capital Markets Survey (WICM Survey) is a centrepiece of the WICM Yearbook. Conducted in August, more than 150 women from across the Australian capital-markets landscape shared their views in response to a range of questions that highlight workplace gender diversity and the steps the industry can take to improve further.
On 18 September, Athene Global Funding mandated BofA Securities, Deutsche Bank and RBC Capital Markets for a potential five-year, Australian dollar denominated, FA-backed, benchmark deal. A group investor call is scheduled for 21 September. The deal is expected to be rated A by S&P Global Ratings and A by Fitch Ratings.
On 18 September, Australian Gas Infrastructure Group (AGIG), on behalf of DBNGP Finance (DBNGP) (BBB/Baa2) and Energy Partnership Gas (EPG) (BBB+ by S&P), announced a consent solicitation process on its outstanding Australian dollar denominated notes.
TransGrid printed its debut Australian dollar deal on 15 September and in the process continued a run of strong market outcomes for defensive local credits. The issuer was keen to establish a beachhead in its domestic market as it eyes a greater capex-related funding requirement in the coming years.