issuers

Investment Strategy

Retail bonds – who wants them?

Governments have been talking about the need for a retail bond market for some years now, but are investors and issuers really interested? It’s a nice theory. Australian retail investors are too focused on equities and need access to some good quality fixed-income investments. Super funds of all sizes – industry and self-managed – should […]
Hedge Funds

New role for “growthy” credit

At a recent Mercer Investment Forum in Sydney, a straw poll of the audience revealed that more than half would invest in opportunistic credit if given $1 million to invest in just one asset class. The vote followed a debate between four Mercer experts, who argued their corner on four different asset classes – private […]
Hedge Funds

New role for “growthy” credit

At a recent Mercer Investment Forum in Sydney, a straw poll of the audience revealed that more than half would invest in opportunistic credit if given $1 million to invest in just one asset class. The vote followed a debate between four Mercer experts, who argued their corner on four different asset classes – private […]
Investment Strategy

How super funds can help lower interest rates

A proposal to issue mortgage-backed securities (MBSs) with government backing to unfreeze the domestic MBS market and drive down the cost of mortgages to consumers was put forward last month by the Australian Securitisation Forum (ASF). The model would copy the processes used to manufacture and distribute Canada Mortgage Bonds (CMB), of which $119 billion […]
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