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.
Key information, charts and contact details for 36 supranational, sovereign and agency (SSA) borrowers relevant to the Australian and New Zealand markets. Profiles include details on sustainable finance and overall funding strategies.
Supranational, sovereign and agency borrowers have always been funding innovators, leading the way in opening new markets and introducing new products. With the worst of the pandemic apparently passed, at least in the developed world, the sector’s attention has returned to delivering the funding needed to address the other crisis of our time – the transition to a net-zero economy.
Supranational, sovereign and agency issuance in the Australian and New Zealand dollar markets rebounded in the first half of 2021 as conditions lined up much more favourably than they did throughout most of 2020. Of particular significance has been the emergence of new issuers and new green, social and sustainability bond programmes.
SSA Yearbook 2021
The annual guide to the world's most significant supranational, sovereign and agency sector issuers.