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Friday, 17 September 2021
KangaNews Sustainable Finance H2 2021

ESG in greater depth

In July, Commonwealth Bank of Australia and KangaNews conducted the second iteration of their annual environmental, social and governance survey of the Australian domestic fixed-income investor base. The survey was followed by an investor roundtable to discuss the findings and gain insight into the strategies behind the responses.

Monday, 19 July 2021
Jun/Jul 2021

Australian credit market’s big winners

Australian corporate and nonbank borrowers have made the most of a playing field left open to them by the absence of major-bank senior bond issuance since early 2020. Whether the credit market remains as deep for these borrowers once banks return is one of the biggest questions heading into the second half of 2021.

Thursday, 25 March 2021
Feb/Mar 2021

Australian credit changes shape

The Australian dollar credit market has been reshaped in the wake of COVID-19, largely as a consequence of Reserve Bank of Australia market intervention. A supply-demand imbalance is evident and could potentially bring risk, but fund managers express a degree of comfort on the basis that their approach to allocation has not yet needed to change dramatically.

Wednesday, 06 January 2021
Dec/Jan 2020/2021

As safe as bricks and mortar

In the second of two roundtables exploring corporate sectors on the front line of the COVID-19 crisis, in November 2020 KangaNews and Westpac Institutional Bank hosted issuers and analysts from the Australian REIT sector to talk about pandemic fallout. The conversation covered crisis response and the new shape of the sector in future, including the likely impact on individual property categories.

Monday, 04 January 2021
Dec/Jan 2020/2021

Reflect and reposition

After hopefully overcoming the worst of the COVID-19 pandemic, the Australian securitisation industry is taking stock of a period of resilience and a reshaped competitive landscape. Top of mind for market participants are the way crisis response has changed the cost of funding unevenly for different issuer types and mooted changes to responsible-lending rules.

Wednesday, 22 April 2020
Apr/May 2020

Mutual banks’ funding evolution

Going into the COVID-19 crisis, the Australian mutual and customer-owned banking sector already faced problems it had been grappling with for years, especially lower-for-longer rates. The industry gathered to discuss funding and capital challenges at a KangaNews event in late February.

Wednesday, 04 December 2019
Dec/Jan 2019/2020

KangaNews Awards 2019: winners announced

KangaNews is proud to present the winners of the institutional and deal categories in the KangaNews Awards 2019. After an extensive voting and verification process, KangaNews can confidently say its results reflect a true market view on the outstanding performers of 2019 in the Australian and New Zealand debt markets.

Thursday, 26 September 2019
Oct/Nov 2019 Nonbank Supplement

Nonbank mythbusting

The nonbank lending sector represents a significant portion of the Australian securitisation market. While the volume and frequency of deals indicates an increasing level of investor comfort with the sector, myths pertaining to nonbanks’ lending practices persist and could inhibit future funding growth.

Thursday, 05 September 2019
Aug/Sep 2019

A bigger slice of tier-two

The Australian Prudential Regulation Authority (APRA) determined on 9 July that Australia’s major banks will need to increase their capital ratios by 3 per cent of risk-weighted assets (RWAs) by 2024 to satisfy total loss-absorbing capacity (TLAC) equivalent requirements. How and where the major banks raise the capital will have ripple effects in the market.

Wednesday, 24 April 2019
Apr/May 2019 Supplement

Bank capital: the buy-side view

The final form of Australia’s total loss-absorbing capacity (TLAC) regime is as yet unknown. One thing that is beyond doubt, however, is that the domestic investor base will play a meaningful role in funding whatever requirement the banks end up with. The KangaNews Debt Capital Markets Summit 2019 concluded with four key local players sharing views on the prospects.