CORPORATE BONDS

INSIGHTS, TRENDS AND CASE STUDIES

A monthly look at the ESG debt markets from an Australasian perspective.

New COVID-19 social bonds have been met with overwhelming support from investors, leading to rapid growth in the sustainable debt market and a welcome outperformance, experts told a NAB Roundtable.

A look at the Australasian ESG debt markets during the last month.

US equities continued to rally as investors looked for signs the economy would be getting back on track. But then …

The longest period of bond market disruption since the GFC appears to be ending.

The Euro and Italian bonds took a hit with German judges challenging the ECB on its QE activity.

Oil prices have recovered somewhat and equities have risen again.

With public debt markets in flux due to the spread of COVID-19, patience is the watchword for Australian borrowers in private capital markets.

Inspired to make a difference in these tough times? Impact investing may be the perfect vehicle.

Janari Tonoike, head of NAB Japan Securities Limited, National Australia Bank’s (NAB) new Tokyo-based, wholly-owned subsidiary, showcases the long-standing relationship between Japan and Australia, and explains how the new entity can help investors and borrowers in both markets and beyond connect better in a challenging global business environment.

We helped Neuberger Berman set up Australia’s first listed investment trust focused on global fixed income, to turn global bonds into income for Aussie investors.

The bond market has long been opaque, with bonds traded in parcels far too large for the average investors, but what might a more accessible bond market look like?

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