BNP Paribas’s debut as a Kangaroo green-bond issuer also introduced a globally innovative structure to the local environmental, social and governance (ESG) market. The transaction, which priced on 3 August, is a standard use-of-proceeds green bond that also rewards investors for the outperformance of a new forward-looking climate-transition equity index.
KangaNews is pleased to announce the results of its 10th annual Fixed-Income Research Poll. The survey polls the opinions of institutional investors in the Australian fixed-income market on the research they receive across a range of sectors. This year’s results include a new winner in the coveted best overall provider category.
Investors are adjusting to a new normal in the Australian high-grade market as conditions settle after March’s turmoil. Reserve Bank of Australia (RBA) bond purchases slowed to a halt by the mid-way point of the year, but investors say its presence is still bringing stability and creating opportunities.