For many supranational, sovereign and agency (SSA) borrowers, providing credit to aid economies through the COVID-19 crisis goes to the core of their purpose. Even those experiencing little impact on the lending side are now dealing with substantially changed capital markets.
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.
Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank and IDB Invest are the latest in a raft of supranational, sovereign and agency issuers to leverage sustainable-finance programmes into successful Australian dollar transactions. The issuers are intent on incorporating Kangaroo issuance into long-term funding plans, with a focus on responding to local-investor feedback.
SSA Yearbook 2021
The annual guide to the world's most significant supranational, sovereign and agency sector issuers.