Every year, KangaNews hosts Australia’s leading nonbank lenders at a sector roundtable discussion – supported since 2019 by Natixis. In keeping with the unique circumstances of 2020, this year’s roundtable was conducted via videoconference. While market conditions have changed dramatically in the past 12 months, the sector is able to tell the same story of solid funding foundations and sound credit quality.
KangaNews is proud to announce the winners of the institutional and deal categories in the KangaNews Awards 2022. 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 2022's most outstanding performers.
Social bonds took a step forward in prominence globally during the pandemic, but the product has never gained significant traction in Australia beyond global high-grade issuers and occasional specific-use cases. Sustainable finance experts say there is still growth potential but what these bonds should look like, what organisations should issue them and how impact is measured are all still works in progress.
The size and breadth of the sustainable finance market has grown and with it the ambition of its participants. In September, KangaNews Sustainable Finance and Westpac Institutional Bank hosted a group of borrowers, each of which has expanded the boundaries of what is achievable in the Australian market, to discuss their motivations, aspirations and challenges.
nonbank Yearbook 2022
KangaNews's seventh annual guide to the business and funding trends in Australia's nonbank financial-institution sector.