National Australia Bank
Australia’s credit market has seen a pickup in supply of capital instruments, including a clutch of corporate hybrid transactions. The KangaNews Debt Capial Markets Summit 2020 webinar series included a session on additional capital, which focused on supply dynamics, demand drivers and the ever-present tension between retail, wholesale and true institutional participation.
Queensland Treasury Corporation capitalised on increased domestic demand for longer tenor issuance, international appetite for Australian government and semi-government paper, and generally positive market sentiment to print a new 12-year transaction. The issuer says the placement helps smooth and extend its maturity profile.