Bond buyers seek diversity and size

Asia-based bond investors want Australian and New Zealand dollar borrowers to issue larger average deals, according to a survey by FinanceAsia and NAB.

A survey of Asia-based investors conducted by FinanceAsia and National Australia Bank NAB in August this year shows bond buyers now see Australia as an integral part of their long-term fixed-income portfolios. Borrowers in Australian and New Zealand dollars are experiencing increased appetite for their debt securities from real-money investors wanting longer tenors and larger ticket sizes.

 

The poll of institutional investors in the Asia time-zone builds on evidence collected in two previous surveys conducted in 2013 and 2014. Respondents were asked to provide information on allocation strategies and indicate whether they planned to increase or decrease their exposures.

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