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  • RBA to follow France with blockchain exploration

    The Reserve Bank of Australia has announced plans to explore the potential uses and implications of a central bank digital currency using distributed ledger technology. The RBA follows the Banque de France, which last year worked with Société Générale to settle a crypto covered bond — a product that offers a number of ways to deploy blockchain technology.

    • 05 Nov 2020
  • Australian govvies hit by climate challenge

    In a world first this week, 23-year-old student and Australian retail government bond investor Katta O’Donnell filed a legal challenge against the sovereign on Wednesday, claiming that the government does not do enough to disclose the risks of climate change to investors. If successful, the case could change issuers’ obligations regarding climate risk disclosure.

    • 23 Jul 2020
  • Aussie rules out bail-in senior as part of TLAC regime

    The Australian Prudential Regulation Authority has taken a very different approach from the rest of the world with its total loss-absorbing capacity (TLAC) rules, proposing that banks meet these new capital requirements with tier two rather than any new form of bail-inable senior debt.

    • 08 Nov 2018
  • First bond issue on blockchain for QTC

    Queensland Treasury Corp ran a prototype bond auction on Commonwealth Bank of Australia’s blockchain platform, the bank said on Tuesday. QTC generated a bond tender, viewed investor bids in real time, finalised investment allocation and settled the dummy issue instantly — although it was on both sides of the deal, as sole issuer and investor.

    • 25 Jan 2017
  • New syndicate tech platform passes CBA test

    Investor Access, a platform which allows investors to submit orders for a new bond issue directly into the order book was deployed for the first time last week on a Commonwealth Bank of Australia sterling covered bond. Now work is underway to convince more dealers of the initiative’s worth.

    • 09 Jan 2017

Latest market news

  • CBA ends covered MTN absence

    Commonwealth Bank of Australia (CBA) has returned to the long end of the covered bond market sell its first private placements in the format since 2019.

    • 20 Jul 2021
  • CBA programme increase paves way for Aussie supply boost

    Commonwealth Bank of Australia’s has increased the size of its covered bond programme after the Reserve Bank of Australia opted to end its Term Funding Facility, suggesting that Australian banks could be on the verge of increasing their public bond market funding.

    • 13 Jul 2021
  • NAB lines up euro covered return

    National Australia Bank has mandated leads for the first Australian covered bond in euros for over two years. With redemptions outstripping supply this month, the NAB deal could be the beginning of a spurt of issuance.

    • 25 Jun 2021
  • G-SIB pair goes niche for group level debt

    A pair of globally systematically important banks (G-SIBs) made rare visits to niche bond markets to raise senior debt at a group level this week, including a Canadian dollar market that is enjoying its busiest year for offshore financials since 2007.

    • 18 Jun 2021
  • ANZ hits sterling with Aussie TLAC build-up set to take off

    ANZ dropped into the sterling market this week in search of tier two paper, which will help it meet its total loss-absorbing capacity (TLAC) requirements. With the TLAC deadline fast approaching, Australian firms are expected to make use of the attractive funding conditions to ramp up their subordinated issuance.

    • 10 Jun 2021

Commonwealth Bank of Australia In The Key League Tables

Asset Rank STLY Amount $bn No of issues Share % STLY Share %
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Bookrunners of G3 Syndicated Loans (Asia Pacific ex-Japan) 11 56 1.66 5 3.25% 0.33%
Australia DCM 3 6 2.17 6 15.75% 5.63%

All International Bonds

Rank Lead Manager Amount $bn No of issues Share %
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1 JPMorgan 92.59 388 8.96%
2 Citi 85.30 278 8.25%
3 BofA Securities 63.15 265 6.11%
4 Barclays 58.01 223 5.61%
5 Deutsche Bank 55.74 184 5.39%

Bookrunners of All Syndicated Loans EMEA

Rank Lead Manager Amount $bn No of issues Share %
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1 BNP Paribas 60.87 123 14.06%
2 Credit Agricole CIB 28.59 93 6.60%
3 Santander 25.41 90 5.87%
4 JPMorgan 23.88 61 5.52%
5 UniCredit 21.51 103 4.97%

Bookrunners of all EMEA ECM Issuance

Rank Lead Manager Amount $bn No of issues Share %
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1 Goldman Sachs 2.07 11 10.42%
2 BofA Securities 1.40 6 7.01%
3 Citi 1.37 7 6.87%
4 Morgan Stanley 1.36 6 6.85%
5 JPMorgan 1.31 7 6.59%