John Weavers is a Senior Report at International Financing Review based in Sydney where he covers the Australian and New Zealand bond and securitisation markets. John joined IFR in London in 2004 as senior reporter responsible for emerging markets, before transferring Down Under in 2011. Before IFR, he was a senior reporter for Informa Global Markets, having previously written for the Economist Intelligence Unit and Latin American Monitor. John has a BA in Economics from Warwick University and a MSc in Economics of Latin America from Queen Mary College, University of London.
Australia’s under-utilised bond market may receive a welcome fillip if the opposition Labor Party, which is ahead in the polls, wins the next federal election.
Avanti Finance gave the New Zealand securitisation market a welcome shot in the arm last Tuesday with only the fifth issuance of residential mortgage-backed securities since the global financial crisis.
Virgin Australia Holdings has pushed Australia’s developing high-yield bond market further down the credit curve with the first low Single B rated offering.