Deal and ratings review, week ending 27 March 2020

Firstmac reopened the Australian securitisation market at the end of the final full week in March, with a A$1 billion (US$611.5 million) residential mortgage-backed securities deal supported by the Australian Office of Financial Management's structured finance support fund. All other antipodean markets remained quiet, but central banks on both sides of the Tasman Sea purchased extensively in government bond markets.