Australian Office of Financial Management

Wednesday, 28 October 2020
Oct/Nov 2020

State of rates: Australia's high-grade market in depth

On 22 October, KangaNews hosted the latest in the KangaNews Debt Capital Markets Summit 2020 webinar series. The session had a rates-market flavour, including a discussion between some of Australia’s leading market participants about how massively increased sovereign issuance, central-bank intervention and a raft of new dynamics will shape their sector.

Sunday, 29 August 2021
Aug/Sep 2021

Green RMBS takes root

In June, Firstmac issued Australia’s first solely green residential mortgage-backed securities deal. The local market has seen consistent though small-scale green securitisation of nonmortgage assets. Market participants are now somewhat optimistic about more supply in the mortgage space.

Sunday, 29 August 2021
Aug/Sep 2021

Australian inflation market paints a complex picture

Inflation signs are emerging faster and more frequently in other global jurisdictions, but there is enough inflation smoke in Australia for market users  to be contemplating the fire. When it comes to inflation-linked bond issuance, local experts say the market story is not as simple as more interest equating directly to demand for, or supply of, physical product.

Tuesday, 24 August 2021

Business as usual in AOFM linker print despite heightened inflation focus

The Australian Office of Financial Management says demand for its latest Treasury indexed bond syndication was consistent with its historical experiences despite increased market focus on the inflation outlook. The government debt-management agency returned to inflation-linked syndication for the first time since September 2018 and does not foresee a significant increase in supply.

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