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Virgin Australia bond holders have learned their fate with the release of the Deloitte report to creditors which will see U.S. private equity firm Bain Capital buy the airline for $3.5bn. The deal, which is subject to approval at a creditors meeting on September 4, will see unsecured bond holders...
The ANZ bank will return to the Green, Social and Sustainability (GSS) bond market in Australia, after having issued its inaugural Green Bond back in June 2015. The bank has announced the issue of an AUD1.25 billion Tier 2 capital bond linked to the United Nation’s Sustainable Development Goals (SDG),...
It’s been a busy week for two of Australia's big insurers. IAG announced it had successfully raised A$450m in a 16 year, non-call six-year (16NC6), tier 2 floating rate note. The IAG subordinated bond has a first call in December 2026, just over six years after settlement with the final maturity...
As investors move through life, their appetite for risk and reward changes. It’s common for older investors to choose lower risk investments as they have less time to remedy any losses if they occur. While there are no set ‘rules’ for asset allocation by age, one of the most famous...
Australian investors are largely denied the same range of investment choices as investors in other developed nations and should be outraged. Corporate bonds mostly remain the domain of institutional and professional investors for no good reason. Positively, companies such as the XTB company, Australian Bond Exchange and other bond brokers...
A new partnership between bond broker Australian Bond Exchange (ABE) and financial markets software and services group Iress will enable Australian investors to digitally invest directly in Australian corporate bonds. Under the agreement users of certain Iress products will be able to access all the bonds admitted to trading status...
Australia's retail corporate bond market requires much further simplification and more equitable tax treatment if it is to become more attractive to retail investors, according to submissions to a new Parliamentary Inquiry. After ten years and numerous previous attempts to facilitate a deeper and more active retail corporate bond market...
 Online jobs site SEEK, has been busy in the bond market over the last few weeks: Offering to redeem the $175m senior floating rate notes issued on 28 April 2017 and due April 2022 for cash. Seeking to tap its existing $150m of subordinated notes which were issued in...
As published in The Weekend Australian on 26 June 2020 In the frenzied final days of the sale of Virgin Australia, more than 5000 local bond investors suddenly found themselves centre stage. The surprise departure of Cyrus Capital meant that for a very short time there were two remaining bidders for...
Global investment manager Blackrock has introduced two new fixed income corporate bond ETFs to investors as part of their iShares ETF portfolio. The two new funds complement the broader iShares fixed income ETF suite of products, offering Australian investors increased flexibility to optimise fixed-income allocations in their portfolios. Christian Obrist, Head...
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