Securitisation issuers should embrace sustainability
Securitisers not embracing sustainability-aligned issuance could expose themselves to future pricing risk as investor mandates demand more green bonds, according to market participants speaking about a new Australian Securitisation Forum-Perpetual report.
Pricing step change for Allied Credit in ABS return
Allied Credit’s second auto and equipment asset-backed securities transaction significantly improved pricing from its first, just under one year ago. The more pleasing aspect, however, was bringing in several new investors, according to the issuer.
CBA back to green with latest domestic deal
Commonwealth Bank of Australia’s recent green bond is the bank’s first since March 2017. The issuer says it is committed to supporting the growth of green issuance in the Australian dollar market and, while it is taking a conservative view on eligible assets, it expects supply capacity to grow over time.
Retail flock to flurry of New Zealand corporate deals
The New Zealand corporate bond market has seen a flurry of recent deals aimed at retail investors, with more than NZ$1 billion (US$701 million) issued so far over September. Borrowers are taking advantage of heightened retail demand.
Woolworths euro SLB sets the scene for Australian follow-up
Woolworths printed its debut sustainability-linked bond on 9 September, also its first foray into the euro market. With a single target – greenhouse-gas emissions reduction – deal sources say execution was straightforward and demand abundant in Europe and beyond. Woolworths is now marketing an Australian dollar follow-up deal.