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  • 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
  • Australian banks: poised for change

    Australian banks are going through one of their toughest periods as slowing economic growth and greater regulatory oversight cause them to rethink their business models, especially when it comes to overseas activity. With new CEOs in place at three of the four big lenders, the industry is set for an overhaul. Ben Power reports.

    • 22 Mar 2016

Latest market news

  • Australia targeting A$240bn in 2020-21

    Australia announced a bumper funding programme for 2020-21 on Thursday, almost double its previous effort. Two days earlier, the sovereign surprised the market with a long end deal that attracted a substantial amount of offshore interest.

    • 30 Jul 2020
  • Offshore demand drives bumper Aussie syndication

    Australia surprised the market on Tuesday with a bumper long end deal that attracted a substantial amount of offshore interest. The deal comes just as New Zealand sets a date for its for its next syndicated deal.

    • 29 Jul 2020
  • Australia hits screens for new ultra-long bond

    Australia has launched its second syndication of its 2020-21 fiscal year on Monday morning, Sydney time, extending its curve out to 2051 with a new benchmark.

    • 27 Jul 2020
  • UBS prints record Aussie dollar deal

    UBS raised A$2.75bn ($1.96bn) with a triple tranche senior unsecured deal through its Australian branch on Thursday, printing the largest ever Australian dollar bank deal for a foreign issuer.

    • 24 Jul 2020
  • Australia picks syndicate for new 2051 bond

    The Australian Treasury has chosen the banks that will lead its new June 2051 syndicated offering, which is expected to take place next week.

    • 22 Jul 2020

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 55 1.53 4 3.32% 0.34%
Australia DCM 4 4 10.74 29 9.75% 8.50%

All International Bonds

Rank Lead Manager Amount $bn No of issues Share %
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1 JPMorgan 363.99 1345 9.26%
2 BofA Securities 314.68 1179 8.00%
3 Citi 304.30 1133 7.74%
4 Goldman Sachs 217.81 752 5.54%
5 Barclays 204.02 814 5.19%

Bookrunners of All Syndicated Loans EMEA

Rank Lead Manager Amount $bn No of issues Share %
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1 BNP Paribas 59.40 114 14.38%
2 Credit Agricole CIB 27.53 89 6.66%
3 Santander 24.52 81 5.93%
4 JPMorgan 22.41 58 5.42%
5 UniCredit 20.18 90 4.88%

Bookrunners of all EMEA ECM Issuance

Rank Lead Manager Amount $bn No of issues Share %
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  • Today
1 Goldman Sachs 6.62 34 15.76%
2 Credit Suisse 4.93 20 11.75%
3 BofA Securities 3.82 23 9.10%
4 JPMorgan 3.35 25 7.98%
5 Morgan Stanley 2.83 11 6.73%