KangaNews Awards 2018: winners announced

KangaNews is proud to announce the winners of the institutional and deal categories in the KangaNews Awards 2018. After an exhaustive voting process to gauge the views of market participants in Australia, New Zealand and beyond, KangaNews is confident that the results of the KangaNews Awards 2018 are a true reflection of excellence in the Australasian debt markets.

This year’s awards feature a restructuring of many house of the year categories including in New Zealand, where the more detailed structure produced a clutch of extremely close results. Sustainability was a major focus of voter attention in Australia and New Zealand, and sustainable issuance was recognised in a raft of categories.

Since their inception at the end of 2007, the KangaNews Awards have been based purely on the votes of market participants. KangaNews does not employ an awards committee or ask for supporting documentation for nominations. Instead, it conducts thorough and intensive polling of those involved in the Australian and New Zealand debt markets.

KangaNews has updated the category composition of the KangaNews Awards 2018 in order to reflect the continuously evolving composition of the markets in Australia and New Zealand.

In the Australian market awards for 2018, the secondary house awards have been consolidated into Secondary House of the Year. Meanwhile, the offshore bond house category has been split into US Bond House of the Year, Europe Bond House of the Year, Asia Bond House of the Year and USPP Bond House of the Year. 

The ever-growing presence of sustainability in the market is reflected in the addition of Australian Sustainability House of the Year, Australian Sustainability Fund Manager of the Year and Australian Sustainability Issuer of the Year awards. The Australian Market Innovation of the Year award has also been added.

The structure of the New Zealand house awards has been modified to mirror that of Australia, while the domestic bond deal of the year category has been split into Domestic Rates Deal of the Year and Domestic Credit Deal of the Year.

Following the changes to the Market People of the Year category in 2017, the winners in this category in 2018 will again be announced live at the KangaNews Awards Gala Dinner, which takes place at Doltone House Hyde Park in Sydney on 19 March 2019.

The KangaNews Awards 2018

Australian market house awards

Australian market house awards

Australian Dollar Bond House of the Year
ANZ

Australian Dollar Rates House of the Year 
ANZ

Australian Dollar Credit House of the Year 
ANZ

Australian Dollar SSA House of the Year
TD Securities

Australian Dollar Secondary House of the Year
ANZ

Australian Securitisation House of the Year
National Australia Bank

US Bond House of the Year
Bank of America Merrill Lynch

Europe Bond House of the Year
BNP Paribas

Asia Bond House of the Year
MUFG Securities

USPP House of the Year
National Australia Bank

Australian Sustainability Debt House of the Year
National Australia Bank

Australian Rates Fund Manager of the Year
Ardea Investment Management

Australian Credit Fund Manager of the Year
Kapstream Capital

Australian Sustainability Fund Manager of the Year
UBS Asset Management

Australian Law Firm of the Year
King & Wood Mallesons

Australian Rating Agency of the Year
Moody’s Investors Service

Australian Trustee of the Year
Perpetual Corporate Trust

Australian market deal awards

Australian market deal awards

Australian Dollar Rates Bond Deal of the Year
New South Wales Treasury Corporation
A$1.8 billion 3% November 2028 green bond
Arranger: National Australia Bank
Joint lead managers: ANZ, Bank of America Merrill Lynch, National Australia Bank

SSA Kangaroo Bond Deal of the Year
Kommunalbanken Norway
A$450 million 2.7% September 2023 green bond
Joint lead managers: RBC Capital Markets, TD Securities

Australian Sustainability Deal of the Year
New South Wales Treasury Corporation
A$1.8 billion 3% November 2028 green bond
Arranger: National Australia Bank
Joint lead managers: ANZ, Bank of America Merrill Lynch, National Australia Bank

Australian Dollar Financial Institution Bond Deal of the Year
Suncorp Group
A$600 million December 2028 tier-two FRN
Lead managers: ANZ, Citi, Goldman Sachs, National Australia Bank, Westpac Institutional Bank 

Australian Dollar Corporate Bond Deal of the Year
Port of Melbourne
A$550 million 3.9% October 2025 
Joint lead managers: ANZ, National Australia Bank

Australian Dollar Unrated Debt Deal of the Year
Virgin Australia
A$150 million 8.25% May 2023
Joint lead managers: ANZ, HSBC, UBS

Australian Securitisation Deal of the Year
National Australia Bank
A$2 billion National RMBS Trust 2018-1 with green Class A1-G notes
Arranger: National Australia Bank

Australian Syndicated Loan Deal of the Year
Ausgrid Finance
A$6.93 billion 2021, 2023 & 2025
Bookrunners: ANZ, Commonwealth Bank of Australia
Mandated lead arrangers: ANZ, Bank of America, Bank of China Sydney, BNP Paribas, Commonwealth Bank of Australia, HSBC Australia, Industrial and Commercial Bank of China, ING Bank Australia, Mizuho Bank, MUFG Bank, National Australia Bank, Norinchukin Bank, Westpac Banking Corporation

Australasian-Origin Offshore Financial Institution Bond Deal of the Year
National Australia Bank
€750m August 2023 SDG green bond & €1.25bn August 2028
Arranger: National Australia Bank
Joint lead managers: BNP Paribas, Citi, National Australia Bank, UBS

Australasian-Origin Offshore Corporate Bond Deal of the Year
Sydney Airport Corporation
€500 million April 2028
Joint lead managers: Bank of America Merrill Lynch, BNP Paribas, HSBC, Societe Generale

Australasian-Origin US Private Placement Deal of the Year
Sydney Airport Corporation
US$45 million 2034, A$135 million 2039, A$100 million 2044 & A$100 million 2049
Agents: MUFG Securities, National Australia Bank

Australian market issuer awards

Australian market issuer awards

Australian Government-Sector Issuer of the Year
Queensland Treasury Corporation

Australian Corporate Issuer of the Year
Ausgrid Finance

Australian Sustainability Issuer of the Year
National Australia Bank

Kangaroo Issuer of the Year
World Bank

Australian market innovation awards

Australian market innovation awards

Australian Innovative Debt Deal of the Year 
World Bank
A$110 million 2.2% August 2020 blockchain-operated new debt instrument
Lead manager: Commonwealth Bank of Australia

Australian Market Innovation of the Year
ASX's overhaul of BBSW calculation methodology

New Zealand market awards

New Zealand market awards

New Zealand Domestic Bond House of the Year
ANZ

New Zealand Rates House of the Year
ANZ

New Zealand Credit House of the Year
ANZ

Kauri House of the Year
BNZ

New Zealand Secondary House of the Year
ANZ

New Zealand Fund Manager of the Year
Harbour Asset Management

New Zealand Law Firm of the Year
Chapman Tripp

New Zealand Rating Agency of the Year
S&P Global Ratings

New Zealand Trustee of the Year
Guardian Trust

New Zealand Domestic Rates Deal of the Year
Housing New Zealand
NZ$250 million 2.97% June 2023 & NZ$250 million 3.36% June 2025
Joint lead managers: ANZ, Westpac Banking Corporation New Zealand Branch

New Zealand Domestic Credit Deal of the Year
Chorus
NZ$500 million 4.35% December 2028
Joint lead managers: ANZ, BNZ, Deutsche Craigs, Forsyth Barr, Hobson Wealth Partners

Kauri Bond Deal of the Year
World Bank
NZ$700 million 3% February 2023
Joint lead managers: ANZ, BNZ, Commonwealth Bank of Australia

New Zealand Innovative Debt Deal of the Year
Auckland Council
NZ$200 million 3.17% June 2023 green bond
Lead manager: ANZ

New Zealand Issuer of the Year
Housing New Zealand

Kauri Issuer of the Year
World Bank

KangaNews Market People of the Year

KangaNews Market People of the Year

The 2018 KangaNews Market People of the Year will be announced at the 2018 KangaNews Awards Dinner on 19 March 2019 at Doltone House Hyde Park. Full details to be released soon.