Wrapping paper

With a 56% market share, monoline insurer MBIA plays Father Christmas to many of Australia?s bond issuers. Robert Velins and Graham Metcalf certainly have the gift of the gab.

Australia's corporate bond markets are as active as ever with a steady flow of infrastructure projects bringing plenty of long-dated paper. MBIA makes it happen by adding a triple-A wrap. FinanceAsia spoke to joint directors of MBIA's Asia Pacific business, Robert Velins and Graham Metcalf, about their business strategy, fears of saturation and the future for Aussie bonds.

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