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.
World Bank broke a three-month drought of Kauri supranational, sovereign and agency issuance with a blockbuster NZ$1 billion (US$716.2 million) seven-year deal on 28 April. The deal was quickly followed by more Kauri supply including the return of KfW Bankengruppe after a lengthy absence.
On 4 May, KfW Bankengruppe (AAA/Aaa) mandated ANZ, Commonwealth Bank and TD Securities for a new seven-year Kauri transaction.
Late in the day on 14 April, KfW Bankengruppe (AAA/Aaa) launched an indicative A$150 million (US$115.9 million) tap of its February 2025 Kangaroo bond. The forthcoming deal is being marketed at 15 basis points area over semi-quarterly swap, equal to 21.5 basis points area over Australian Commonwealth government bond. Pricing is expected on 15 April and Nomura is leading.
SSA Yearbook 2020
The annual guide to the world's most significant supranational, sovereign and agency sector issuers.