On 16 December, executives at KfW Bankengruppe reviewed the 2020 funding year and shared their expectations for capital markets issuance to fund promotional activities in the year ahead. While recognising that investors are increasingly looking at issuer-level sustainability credentials, and working to enhance these, KfW also expects increased issuance of green bonds in 2021.
Rates are rising and markets unsettled. Speaking at ANZ and KangaNews’s annual global issuer and investor roundtable in London on 22 June, participants discussed the forces that are shaping funding in the new environment.
The KangaNews Debt Capital Market Summit returned to Sydney as an in-person conference in May. Discussions covered a range of topics including rising inflation, central bank policy and trading in a highly volatile market. The increasing interest in environmental, social and governance issues was another talking point.
With uncertainty in global funding conditions almost certain to persist, some of the most prominent issuers in the Kangaroo and Kauri markets talk to KangaNews about their programmes and what comes next – including the ever-growing role of sustainable finance.