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  • USD bonds YTD performance

    Jun 26, 2020
    Credit spreads have tightened materially since the dislocation experienced in March this year, however prices have not fully recovered, providing an investment opportunity in the USD space.
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  • New DirectBond - BP Capital 2025c and 2030c corporate hybrids

    Jun 26, 2020
    The newest additions to FIIG’s USD DirectBond list are two investment grade (IG) rated corporate hybrids issued by BP Capital. These newly issued securities offer strong relative value.
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  • The dividend tide goes out

    Apr 30, 2020
    Investors are having to adjust to the riskier nature of equity investing as more and more companies reduce, cancel or defer dividends. Those with a truly diversified portfolio should however be cushioned from this loss in income, thanks to the regular cashflow from a low risk bond portfolio.
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  • The importance of portfolio diversification

    Apr 15, 2020
    The coronavirus induced volatility has really brought the importance of portfolio diversification to the forefront of investors’ minds. Now is the perfect time to assess both the make-up of your portfolio and risk exposure within the portfolio.
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  • RMBS market update

    Apr 09, 2020
    Like the broader corporate bond market, RMBS is also responding to market uncertainty. Structural support features and government assistance for borrowers will provide short-term support for the asset class.
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  • Investment grade bonds attracting attention

    Apr 01, 2020
    The primary bond market is showing signs of recovery, mainly in investment grade bond issuance as non-traditional investors move to relative safety of fixed income over equities.
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  • Bank bonds – an opportunity to increase IG exposure

    Mar 20, 2020
    The RBA’s QE announcement yesterday focused on ensuring flow of credit to businesses and households via ADIs. We think the lowering of funding cost for banks is a net positive for the institutions in the current challenging operating environment.
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  • Coronavirus and oil shock – impacts and strategy

    Mar 13, 2020
    The coronavirus, followed by the nascent oil price war, has been the largest shock that the most expensive equity markets since the Great Depression and lowest yielding bond markets in history has received.
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  • QTC - Time to re-visit investment grade opportunities

    Mar 13, 2020
    During this time of dislocation, investors are seeking more safety and capital preservation. As we have noted in the past, while higher risk does offer higher returns, it is important to maintain adequate portfolio quality and diversity.
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  • What to do about low cash yields?

    Mar 02, 2020
    Whilst cash offers security. the current low rates mean many investors can no longer accept this asset as a core portfolio holding. We examine an option with similarly high levels of security but improved yields.
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  • New Issue Alert – Avanti Finance Limited Senior Secured Bond

    Feb 27, 2020
    Avanti is a well-established New Zealand finance company with a number of subsidiaries that focuses on four distinct sectors: residential mortgages, motor vehicle finance, consumer finance, and business (“SME“) lending. Avanti has been lending to New Zealanders since 1991.
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  • New DirectBond – Greenko

    Feb 20, 2020
    Founded in 2004, Greenko Group (Greenko) develops and operates clean energy projects across 15 states in India, including solar, wind, hydropower, natural gas, and biomass assets.
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  • New Issue Alert – Liberty Financial Senior Unsecured

    Feb 17, 2020
    Liberty has mandated Deutsche Bank, NAB and Westpac for a potential 4-year AUD $200m floating rate note.
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  • New Issue Alert - GPT RE Limited Senior Unsecured Bond

    Feb 12, 2020
    GPT RE Limited operates as a real estate investment trust. The Company owns and manages a portfolio of offices, logistics, business parks, and shopping centres. The company was incorporated in 2003 and is based in Sydney, Australia.
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  • Lower yields - where is the value?

    Feb 07, 2020
    There have been many events already in calendar year 2020 that would ordinarily be considered significant for a single year, with the current coronavirus bringing back memories of SARS in 2003.
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  • 2020 – an eventful year to come?

    Jan 31, 2020
    We are only a month into the new year and already there have been a number of events that we classify as remarkable in nature, which will have long lasting effects on financial markets.
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  • Reflecting on 2019

    Dec 13, 2019
    As the year draws to a close, it is time to take a look back at the strategy outlined at the beginning of the year and the events that have marked 2019.
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  • New Issue Alert – Seek

    Dec 12, 2019
    SEEK Limited (‘‘SEEK’’) is a company incorporated in Australia and limited by shares. SEEK is listed on the ASX and as of today has market capitalisation of AUD7.8bn. SEEK is a diverse group of companies that has a unified purpose to help people live more fulfilling and productive working lives and to help organisations succeed.
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  • Westpac Bank – market reaction

    Nov 29, 2019
    With the news this week of the resignation of the Chairman and CEO of Westpac in reaction to the AUSTRAC reporting issue, we examine the price movement in various securities issued by the Bank.
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  • New Issue Alert – Ford

    Nov 22, 2019
    Ford Motor Credit (Ford) offers a wide variety of automotive financing products to and through automotive dealers throughout the world. The predominant share of Ford’s business consists of financing Ford and Lincoln vehicles and supporting dealers of those brands.
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