CORPORATE BONDS

INSIGHTS, TRENDS AND CASE STUDIES

Sustainable bonds are appealing to a wider set of investors as the market develops, a recent conference was told.

High net worth and sophisticated investors are increasingly looking to corporate bonds as a way to preserve capital while delivering higher yields than cash or government bonds.

Growth still reasonable but to move below trend – with rates now unlikely to rise. Indeed a significant & growing risk of a cut.

Macquarie saw demand for long tenors and appetite for socially responsible investments.

It’s beginning to dawn on investors – and the people for whom they invest – that they’re in a unique position to change the world, without sacrificing financial gains.

In a Victorian first, Sacred Heart Mission and the Victorian Government recently launched the state’s first Social Impact Investment, an innovative financing structure that supports positive social change.

China’s burst of confidence, irrespective of trade talks, is helping the Aussie dollar, but will it continue if the uncertainty continues?

The Bank of Japan’s changing approach to yield control and China’s policy to protect the economy had the most impact on markets today.

How is the corporate bond market evolving and what will drive the non-institutional fixed income market in the future?

Globally, the finance sector is directing ever-greater amounts of capital to address social and environmental challenges. Australia has more work to do on this front.

For corporates with a growth agenda but no formal credit rating, the bond market is providing a new avenue for capital.

Trump in Helsinki and the EU in Beijing didn’t really move markets but the dissent in the UK has weakened the pound.

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