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  • The diversity dividend across a market workforce

    Providing a safe and inclusive workplace is a key pillar of Perpetual’s objective to create lasting prosperity for its clients, people, communities and the environment. Recognised as an employer of choice for gender equality by the Workplace Gender Equality Agency (WGEA) each year since 2018, valuing its employees’ unique backgrounds and experiences is key to meeting Perpetual’s goals.
  • Ashurst centralises sustainability to amplify its impact

    Since 2019, Ashurst has had a London-based global ESG and sustainability partner, bringing together the firm’s work in this area of increasing importance to its clients and international capital markets. Anne-Marie Slot, who holds this specialist partner role, and Sydney-based Ashurst capital markets partner, Caroline Smart, discuss how global coordination and Australian market development go hand in hand.
  • Asset-class diversity adds fuel to red-hot Australian securitisation market

    Record issuance of Australian dollar securitisation in 2021 has been driven by nonbank names, with a significant contribution coming from the growth in issuance of nonmortgage asset-backed securities deals. In September, BNY Mellon and KangaNews gathered a predominatly female group of sector experts to discuss market outcomes and the outlook in the latest phase of the pandemic.
  • BNP Paribas: playing the long game in a changing world

    In labelling itself “the bank for a changing world”, BNP Paribas has aligned its purpose with the biggest challenges facing markets and societies – including , but far from limited to, supporting its clients through their transition to net-zero. Change, however, is not about abandoning longstanding capabilities. BNP Paribas leans on its deep roots in Australasia, its global network and its commitment to diversity,...
  • Corporate sustainable finance evolution

    Investors globally are increasingly demanding their allocations align with sustainability principles. As capital markets move rapidly to cater to this appetite, KangaNews and BNP Paribas brought together Australian corporate issuers to discuss their interaction with global debt markets.
  • Credibility matters

    TD Bank has strong diversity and inclusion credentials, with a vision to seek ways to build the most inclusive bank that fosters a culture of care, inspires innovation and encourages respect. Amy West, global head of sustainable finance and corporate transitions at TD Securities in New York, sheds light on the bank’s policies and explains how credibility in this area and in sustainability are vital to her role.
  • Diversity, equity and inclusion take centre stage at Moody’s

    As more companies focus on increasing diversity, equity and inclusion, Moody’s Corporation leads with a global diversity model that elevates these core components through seven business resource groups, including for women, and 43 local chapters across the Americas, EMEA and Asia Pacific.
  • Fast-changing Australia at inflection point

    Alexis Walker, branch manager and relationship management and strategy head, asset servicing and digital, Australia at BNY Mellon, has recently returned to Sydney after 12 years working overseas. Her international experience has shaped her view on Australia and its fast-changing finance industry.
  • Flexibility to the forefront as finance grapples with D&I

    Diversity and inclusion is fast shifting from an aspiration to a core strategy, as companies across industries engage more deeply with the value of a diverse workforce. In October, KangaNews hosted an ANZ-sponsored roundtable, bringing together a range of female leaders to explore some of the challenges of elevating women and the risks firms face should they ignore the value of diversity.
  • KWM: difference is our strength

    For many years, King & Wood Mallesons has been committed to diversity and inclusion. The firm believes its people need to be as diverse as its client base so, in working closely with these clients, it can deliver a service that responds to and reflects their own diversity.
  • Profiles of key women’s networks in Australia

    Professional networks play a central role in promoting the role of women in capital markets. They offer support, mentoring, advice and connections to individuals while also promoting female voices externally, including in the media and other public forums. KangaNews has collated and is sharing information on some of the most influential network groups active in the Australian capital market today.
  • Shifting sands

    The second iteration of the KangaNews Women in Capital Markets Yearbook is being published at an important juncture for female representation in the Australian capital market. With the COVID-19 crisis still shaping the environment, a focus on the way we work is making the gender-equality discussion more relevant than ever.
  • SSAs lead by example

    The supranational, sovereign and agency sector is renowned for innovation and has long been a global leader in diversity. KangaNews and TD Securities invited women from six global funding entities to participate in a discussion focused on market developments and the outlook as the world slowly emerges from the COVID-19 pandemic.
  • Where there's a will there's a way

    Just two years after ANZ’s global-markets business set clear goals and implemented a women in leadership workstream, the bank says the initiative is bearing fruit. Progress is visible to staff, customers and other stakeholders. The focus on diversity and inclusion continues as ANZ is now looking ahead with a five-year plan, including stretch goals.
  • Working life: Looking for the new normal

    Nearly 250 women from across the Australasian capital-markets universe shared their views on what working life could look like after the pandemic in the second annual KangaNews Women in Capital Markets survey conducted in October. The consensus is clearly that COVID-19 has reshaped working practices forever.
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