Australian issuers look to Asia investor base

At a conference hosted by NAB, some of Australia’s leading financial institutions talk about their fundraising plans including a focus on tapping investors based in Asia.
Nick Chaplin of NAB leads a panel discussion on capital issuance trends
Nick Chaplin of NAB leads a panel discussion on capital issuance trends

Investors based in Asia will be an important consideration for Australian bank and insurer issuers over the coming years, said Nick Chaplin, Head of Hybrids Structured Capital Origination at National Australia Bank NAB, during a recent conference in Singapore and Hong Kong.

Held over two days and hosted by NAB, the conference selectively showcased a number of Australian corporates and financial institutions to key Asia-based fixed-income investors.

Chaplin led a panel discussion on capital issuance trends, and predicted that Tier 1 issues from Australian banks would remain Australian-dollar focused, for now, and targeted at the domestic retail market. Future Tier 2 capital issues, however, would...

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