Isabel Fernandez, head of wholesale banking at ING Bank (ING) in Amsterdam, spoke exclusively with KangaNews when she visited Australia in May. She shares her aspirations for the bank’s wholesale franchise in Australia, including the emerging role of sustainability-performance-linked loans (SPLs).
BNP Paribas and KangaNews convened their longstanding roundtable for corporate issuers in Sydney in July. Participants share a detailed view of a global market in which liquidity continues to outstrip credit supply by a significant margin – and where issuers hold the whip hand as a consequence. There are still challenges for responsible issuers, however.
Commonwealth Bank of Australia (CommBank) is once again the dominant player in the 2019 KangaNews Fixed-Income Research Poll, winning six categories including the overall title. The outcome is even more impressive considering the bank’s team has gone through change at the top in the past year.
AusNet Services (AusNet) (A-/A3) revealed plans for an Australian dollar denominated 10-year benchmark deal on 10 July. The issuer will undertake a series of investor meetings in Asia and Australia during the week of 16 July, via ANZ, HSBC and National Australia Bank.