SGSP Australia Assets (Jemena)
The global sustainable-finance market continues to innovate in the areas of product, reporting and data provision among others. In this environment, ING and KangaNews gathered leaders from the Australian and European corporate sector with other market participants to discuss how borrowers are furthering the alignment between finance and corporate-sustainability goals.
On 7 September, SGSP Australia Assets (SGSP) (A-/A3) launched an eight-year, Australian dollar denominated, benchmark transaction. Indicative price guidance for the forthcoming deal is 130 basis points area over semi-quarterly swap. Commonwealth Bank of Australia, ING, SMBC Nikko and Westpac Institutional Bank are leading.
On 2 September, SGSP Australia Assets (SGSP) (A-/A3) mandated Commonwealth Bank of Australia, ING, SMBC Nikko and Westpac Institutional Bank to arrange a series of investor calls beginning 3 September regarding a potential Australian dollar denominated, eight-year, benchmark transaction.
Japanese investors have been among the biggest supporters of Australian dollar and Australian-origin issuance in the rates, credit and structured-finance markets. In their annual roundtable, conducted in Tokyo in September, KangaNews and Mizuho Securities (Mizuho) found the Japanese buyer base is still supportive of Australian issuance but declining yield is a tough hurdle to overcome.
The eighth KangaNews-Westpac Corporate Debt Summit, held in Sydney on 12 September, drew a record crowd once again. As well as providing insights from the heart of the banking, sustainability and economics sectors, there were in-depth discussions around the role of the Australian credit market relative to its global peers and the new open-banking regime, as well as the annual C-suite update.