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  • RBA to follow France with blockchain exploration

    The Reserve Bank of Australia has announced plans to explore the potential uses and implications of a central bank digital currency using distributed ledger technology. The RBA follows the Banque de France, which last year worked with Société Générale to settle a crypto covered bond — a product that offers a number of ways to deploy blockchain technology.

    • 05 Nov 2020
  • Australian govvies hit by climate challenge

    In a world first this week, 23-year-old student and Australian retail government bond investor Katta O’Donnell filed a legal challenge against the sovereign on Wednesday, claiming that the government does not do enough to disclose the risks of climate change to investors. If successful, the case could change issuers’ obligations regarding climate risk disclosure.

    • 23 Jul 2020
  • Aussie rules out bail-in senior as part of TLAC regime

    The Australian Prudential Regulation Authority has taken a very different approach from the rest of the world with its total loss-absorbing capacity (TLAC) rules, proposing that banks meet these new capital requirements with tier two rather than any new form of bail-inable senior debt.

    • 08 Nov 2018
  • First bond issue on blockchain for QTC

    Queensland Treasury Corp ran a prototype bond auction on Commonwealth Bank of Australia’s blockchain platform, the bank said on Tuesday. QTC generated a bond tender, viewed investor bids in real time, finalised investment allocation and settled the dummy issue instantly — although it was on both sides of the deal, as sole issuer and investor.

    • 25 Jan 2017
  • New syndicate tech platform passes CBA test

    Investor Access, a platform which allows investors to submit orders for a new bond issue directly into the order book was deployed for the first time last week on a Commonwealth Bank of Australia sterling covered bond. Now work is underway to convince more dealers of the initiative’s worth.

    • 09 Jan 2017

Latest market news

  • Barclays hops back into Kangaroos

    Barclays returned to the Kangaroo bond market this week after being absent for two years to raise A$600m across three tranches of holding company debt. The market was split over which tranche offered the most value in pricing.

    • 12 May 2021
  • ASB hits covered bond jackpot as investors warm to NZ pick-up

    Commonwealth Bank of Australia's New Zealand subsidiary ASB Finance issued its largest covered bond on Tuesday, the first 10 year from New Zealand and the first covered bond from the country since January 2019.

    • 11 May 2021
  • Barclays preps Kangaroo return

    Barclays is set to end a two year absence from the Kangaroo bond market this week, as it seeks up to three tranches of callable senior debt.

    • 11 May 2021
  • World Bank NZD1bn 1.625% May 28

    • 30 Apr 2021
  • AIIB and World Bank shine in Kangaroo and Kauri markets

    Two triple-A rated supranational borrowers scored big in the Australasian bond markets on Wednesday with the Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank selling its first Kangaroo trade and the World Bank bringing the joint biggest ever SSA Kauri bond – equalling the record it set last year.

    • 29 Apr 2021

Commonwealth Bank of Australia In The Key League Tables

Asset Rank STLY Amount $bn No of issues Share % STLY Share %
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Bookrunners of G3 Syndicated Loans (Asia Pacific ex-Japan) 11 56 1.66 5 3.25% 0.33%
Australia DCM 3 6 2.17 6 15.75% 5.63%

All International Bonds

Rank Lead Manager Amount $bn No of issues Share %
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1 JPMorgan 92.59 388 8.96%
2 Citi 85.30 278 8.25%
3 BofA Securities 63.15 265 6.11%
4 Barclays 58.01 223 5.61%
5 Deutsche Bank 55.74 184 5.39%

Bookrunners of All Syndicated Loans EMEA

Rank Lead Manager Amount $bn No of issues Share %
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1 BNP Paribas 60.87 123 14.06%
2 Credit Agricole CIB 28.59 93 6.60%
3 Santander 25.41 90 5.87%
4 JPMorgan 23.88 61 5.52%
5 UniCredit 21.51 103 4.97%

Bookrunners of all EMEA ECM Issuance

Rank Lead Manager Amount $bn No of issues Share %
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1 Goldman Sachs 2.07 11 10.42%
2 BofA Securities 1.40 6 7.01%
3 Citi 1.37 7 6.87%
4 Morgan Stanley 1.36 6 6.85%
5 JPMorgan 1.31 7 6.59%