Friday, 15 December 2017

John Weavers' s stories

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  • Kangaroo in Western Austrlia

    Latitude broadens Aussie ABS

    Top News | 31 March 2017

    Latitude Finance Australia achieved a stunning result from the country’s first master-trust securitisation, an outcome that can only encourage similar issuance in future.

  • SMFG nets A$1bn TLAC boost

    Bonds | 24 March 2017

    Sumitomo Mitsui Financial Group last Thursday became the first Asian financial institution to sell Global bonds in Australian dollars, adding to the flow of major financings in the currency.


    Kiwibank Kangaroo killed by cap rules

    Top News | 17 March 2017

    New Zealand’s fifth-biggest lender aborted a Kangaroo bond last week just a day before settlement after regulators warned that some of its capital securities might be ineligible for CAR calculations.

  • NAB readies debut Social notes

    Bonds | 10 March 2017

    National Australia Bank (Aa2/AA–/AA–) spoke to onshore and offshore investors last week for a ground-breaking offering of Australian dollar Social (gender equality) bonds to refinance a portfolio of businesses and assets it had funded.

  • Stellar demand for Macquarie AT1

    Bonds | 03 March 2017

    Macquarie Bank, acting through its London branch, secured an extraordinary order book of US$11.7bn for last Wednesday’s US$750m 144A/Reg S Additional Tier 1 perpetual non-call 10 notes.

  • The Macquarie bank tower in Central Sydney

    Macquarie underlines Aussie appeal

    Ticker | 02 March 2017

    Macquarie Bank, acting through its London branch, secured an extraordinary US$11.7bn order book for its US$750m 144A/Reg S Additional Tier 1 perpetual non-call 10 notes. 

  • Aussie benchmark sets records

    Aussie benchmark sets records

    Bonds | 24 February 2017

    The Australian Office of Financial Management smashed numerous records last Wednesday with a giant fundraising that showed the Commonwealth government has no problems plugging the country’s budget deficit.

  • FlexiGroup books Green premium

    Structured Finance | 17 February 2017

    FlexiGroup has confirmed that investors are willing to pay a premium for exposure to environmentally friendly assets, with its second sale of certified Green bonds in less than a year, as part of its latest securitisation.

  • NAB revives retail Tier 2

    Bonds | 10 February 2017

    National Australia Bank is breathing new life into an abandoned market as the first major lender since 2013 to offer Tier 2 notes to retail investors.

  • Trump

    Trump tax cuts could hit Kangaroo market

    Top News | 27 January 2017

    The corporate Kangaroo market may become a casualty of the Trump administration’s “America First” agenda, as the prospect of huge corporate tax cuts undermines the case for US companies to sell bonds offshore.