The fallout from COVID-19 will linger beyond lockdowns for rated retail REITs, according to S&P Global Ratings senior director, corporate ratings, Craig Parker, and associate, corporate ratings, Rhys Corry. In Australasia, COVID-19 containment measures are eroding retail REIT earnings and reducing asset value amid unprecedented structural disruption.
Australian nonbank lenders have long discussed the potential alignment of the type of lending they do with social-bond funding. As the first local issuer to bring an all-social residential mortgage-backed securities deal, Pepper Money says the value of the platform is primarily about the opportunity this type of funding offers for future development of lending product.
At the KangaNews New Zealand Debt Capital Market Summit in December 2021, Kate Thomson, managing director and analytical manager, structured finance ratings at S&P Global Ratings in Melbourne, provided an outlook on the impact of and exit from the COVID-19 pandemic on housing and consumer asset quality.
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.