King & Wood Mallesons
While women make up more than 50 per cent of law students and graduate lawyers, they are underrepresented at partner level and in other senior legal roles. For many years, King & Wood Mallesons (KWM) has been committed to changing this.
Investors must embrace multiple KPIs within sustainability-linked instruments to embrace the inclusion of gender equality goals, according to speakers on a recent International Capital Market Association sustainability bonds panel. Gender bonds using use-of-proceeds structures struggle to attract programme scale, limiting their ability to drive change.
Answering a referral from the federal treasurer, the Australian parliament’s tax and revenue committee published a report in October 2021 with 12 recommendations designed to kickstart a local retail corporate bond market. Market participants – including several who appeared at committee public hearings during the pre-report inquiry – are cautiously optimistic about the outcome.
KangaNews is proud to announce the winners of the institutional and deal categories in the KangaNews Awards 2021. At the end of another hectic year in the Australian and New Zealand capital markets, KangaNews received votes from hundreds of market participants keen to recognise the achievements of 2021's most outstanding performers.
The KangaNews-Westpac Corporate Debt Summit debuted in 2011, with a relatively small audience and a market that could not yet take consistent supply of corporate bonds for granted. In the decade since, the event and the market have grown and diversified. By 2019 – the last year before COVID-19 put the in-person event on hiatus – registrations had more than trebled, to nearly 600, and the event’s agenda covered not just corporate debt but a raft of issues relevant to the economic and business environment.
For many years, King & Wood Mallesons has been committed to diversity and inclusion. The firm believes its people need to be as diverse as its client base so, in working closely with these clients, it can deliver a service that responds to and reflects their own diversity.