Survey flags boost in appetite for Aussie bonds

The Asian bid will become more critical in the bookbuilding process for Australian bond issuers, finds a survey of regional institutional investors.
76% of poll respondents indicated they now consider Australia to be part of their Asia strategy.
76% of poll respondents indicated they now consider Australia to be part of their Asia strategy.

Borrowers from Australia and New Zealand are keen to build on relationships with institutional investors in Asia, given the region’s growing share of public and private wealth. Over the past few years, the Asian bid has become a critical component of the bookbuilding process for Australian issuers with up to 50% of bond transactions being placed with Asian investors.

To learn more about Asian institutional investor attitudes towards Australian debt securities, FinanceAsia and National Australia Bank conducted a survey asking participants to offer their views on macroeconomic indicators and provide information on allocation strategies. They also shared their thoughts on the importance of hedging, and the intricacies of choosing...

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