Demand outstrips supply in Aussie project finance

Tight pricing and a dilution in terms and conditions makes syndicating project finance loans a competitive game, says ANZ.
Christina Tonkin became head of structured debt for ANZ late last year. She is part of a new debt team mainly poached from the ranks of Westpac and headed by Cathryn Carver. Here Tonkin talks about the pipeline for project finance deals in Australia this year.

What was the thinking behind appointing you to head ANZÆs structured debt initiatives

Tonkin The bank has always been involved in arranging and syndicating structured debt loans but these loan businesses operated fairly separately from each other. Organizationally, syndications fell under the financial markets business. My appointment was designed to pull these businesses together under one umbrella so that we can deliver the best solution to the client...

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