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Steve Lambert

Steve Lambert

Executive General Manager, Capital Financing

“Steve’s career spans over 32 years in banking, both in Australia and offshore”

Steve leads a global group of professionals that support the specialised funding needs of the NAB Group and its clients. This includes all forms of syndicated loan, bond and securitisation origination; specialists in all types of infrastructure, project finance and specialist leasing; creation and distribution of investor product suitable for domestic and offshore clients.

Steve’s banking career spans over 32 years in both Australia and offshore. Steve has had a variety of roles in debt capital markets, interest rate, commodity and credit derivatives, and multi-asset structured products.

Steve is a Fellow of the Corporate Treasurers Association, the Finance and Securities Institute of Australia and the Australian Institute of Company Directors. He is active on a number of external boards including the Global Steering Committee of the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) – Finance Initiative, Impacting Investing Australia (IIA), Infrastructure Partners Australia (IPA) and the Advisory Board of the Australian Centre & Financial Studies (ACFS).

RECENTLY PUBLISHED ARTICLES

The Queensland Government’s first social bond that seeks to reduce reoffending by young people has been launched by Life Without Barriers and NAB.

We’re already living in smart cities. The challenge facing Australia is how to ensure our cities deliver the best possible living and working environments in the future.

This paper calls for customer-led infrastructure and specifically identifies examples of the ‘DIY protagonist – those individuals, businesses and communities who have identified a need for specific infrastructure and have made it happen.

Socially responsible investing (SRI) means integrating non-financial factors – such as ethical, social or environmental concerns – into the investment process with the aim of earning both a financial return and a moral ‘return’.

Steve Lambert, EGM Capital Financing, explains, innovation and volatility again dominated 2016. Markets were challenged by social, political and economic events which brought about new opportunities for our customers. We delivered insights and solutions to help them face into the increasing environment of disruption and regulation.

As Australia’s population ages and ‘baby boomer’ retirements head toward their zenith in 2025, a discussion on the Retirement Risk Zone, that is the 10 years leading to retirement, is timely.

Conversations about the role infrastructure plays often begins from the perspective of what we don’t yet have, what doesn’t work well, and how much more money we need to deliver better outcomes. NAB believes we are better served by reframing that conversation into one which first acknowledges the wealth of the existing infrastructure framework.

This is the sixth in a series of reports prepared by the Australian Centre for Financial Studies for National Australia Bank aimed at explaining the potential role of corporate bonds in retail investor portfolios and promoting growth of the corporate bond market.

EGM Capital Financing, Steve Lambert, discusses two common themes that were present over the past 12 months – Innovation and volatility. It seems that 2015 saw more firsts in the market while at the same time it seeemed markets were closing just as quickly as they opened.

NAB joins with the Australian Centre for Financial Studies to launch their report ‘Improving access to the Corporate Bond market for retail investors’ which assesses where the market currently is, the factors affecting its growth, and the impediments to connecting investors and issuers.

Government funding for new infrastructure in the higher education sector has recently dried up. As a result, a number of universities are accessing capital markets and bank loans for their infrastructure financing needs – in turn offering significant opportunities for debt providers.

Infrastructure Partnerships Australia estimates that $700 billion of funding is needed over the next decade to finance the long term infrastructure investments – the nation building – we need to secure our future. We look at the building blocks that are falling into place.

As Steve Lambert, EGM Capital Financing, explains, 2014 was the year that opened up new opportunities for customers – from the new funding model for local government to the higher education sector emerging as a new
borrower in the market. We review the year in our magazine.

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