07 maj: Unibrew ejer 0,3 pct. egne aktier
07 maj: Græsk aktieindeks styrter efter valg
07-05-2012 10:02:00

Australian Fund Managers Seek To Meet Demand For Commercial Loans

Relateret indhold

SYDNEY-(Dow Jones)- Australia's fund managers are stepping in to meet the growing demand for commercial loans left by the deleveraging of the banking sector.

Specialist loan fund manager Metrics Credit Partners has partnered with National Australia Bank (NAB.AU) to create a fund to tap the growing appetite for fixed yielding assets among Australia's 1.4 trillion ($1.42 trillion) Australian dollar superannuation industry.

Metrics Executive Director Graham MacNamara said the fund, which is expected to raise A$3 billion by the end of 2012--half of which will come from NAB--hopes to cash in on the funding gap left as Australia's banks rein in their lending and Europe's embattled lenders retreat to their home markets.

"Heading into the Basel III environment will again increase the pressure on the banks in terms of the kind of assets they can have on their balance sheet," he said. "European banks withdrew about A$15 billion from the (Australian) market in the last quarter. The withdrawal of that much capacity has to be found from somewhere else."

Metrics will own and service the loans, but sell units in the fund to investors such as pension funds, giving them access to a fixed income stream without having to shoulder the risks of owning the underlying assets.

MacNamara said the funds loan portfolio currently yields 200 to 500 basis points and he expects "loan margins to remain at these levels" for the foreseeable future. "If we're successful I think you'll see some other banks looking to do the same thing," he added.

Australia's major four banks----Australia and New Zealand Banking Group Ltd (ANZ.AU), Commonwealth Bank of Australia (CBA.AU), Westpac Banking Corp. (WBC.AU) and NAB--control around 60% of the country's syndicated corporate loan market, according to data from Dealogic.

Steve Lambert, NAB's executive general manager for Capital Markets, said the banks could raise between A$20 billion and A$25 billion a year by 2015 by selling off their syndicated loans.

"NAB is doing this to help address the problem we're facing," he said. "We're not necessarily as efficient a place to hold long-term debt as the super funds."

The void left by the banks' deleveraging has also created opportunities in property loans for fund managers.

Quadrant Real Estate Advisors estimates the exodus of the European banks from Australia's commercial property sector will create a A$12 billion borrowing squeeze over the next two years. Asset managers like Perpetual Ltd. (PPT.AU) and Challenger Limited (CGF.AU) are expanding their property debt portfolios this year in a bid to cash in on the high margins in the capital-hungry sector.

-By Caroline Henshaw, Dow Jones Newswires; 61-2-8272-4689; caroline.henshaw@dowjones.com

(END) Dow Jones Newswires

May 07, 2012 04:02 ET (08:02 GMT)

Copyright (c) 2012 Dow Jones & Company, Inc.

Opret kommentar

Relateret debat

  • 1 uge
  • 1 måned
  • 1 År
Ingen indlæg

Fondsbørsmeddelelser

Dong vil opføre vedligeholdelsesanlæg til kæmpe havmøllepark

18-08-2017 16:21:48
Dong Energy har underskrevet en hensigtserklæring med Zeeland Seaports om opførelse af et drifts- og vedligeholdelsesanlæg (O&M) i Vissingen Buitenhaven i det sydvestlige Holland, der skal servicere havmølleparkerne Borssele 1 og 2.Det oplyser selskabet i en meddelelse fredag eftermiddag.Der vil efter planen blive underskrevet en endelig aftale, når et område af havnen er blevet videreudviklet "he..

Siemens Gamesa afskediger 600 medarbejdere på vingefabrik i Aalborg

18-08-2017 14:30:08
Vindmølleproducenten Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy foretager en kraftig reduktion i arbejdsstyrken på sin vingefabrik i Aalborg, hvilket sker som reaktion på ændrede markedsforhold og intensiveret konkurrence.I alt vil 730 medarbejdere på fabrikken, som i dag har 2100 ansatte, blive berørt, idet 600 ventes afskediget per 30. september 2017, mens 130 vil blive omplaceret på fabrikken.Det oplyser ..

Aktier/åbning: Novo tager bundplacering i rødt marked

18-08-2017 09:18:37
Det danske C20 Cap-indeks fortsætter de negative tendenser fra USA og Asien og åbner med et fald på 0,6 pct. i et overvejende rødt marked, hvor særligt Novo Nordisk skiller sig negativt ud.Eliteindekset følger altså uroen fra de tre store amerikanske aktieindeks, Dow Jones, S&P 500 og Nasdaq, som torsdag dykkede markant for anden gang på tre dage, samt de asiatiske markeder, der ligeledes overveje..

Mest læste nyheder

  • 24 timer
  • 48 timer
  • 1 uge
1
Siemens Gamesa afskediger 600 medarbejdere på vingefabrik i Aalborg
2
Fredagens aktier: ISS og Vestas tog revanche efter for store fald
3
Dong vil opføre vedligeholdelsesanlæg til kæmpe havmøllepark
4
GN: Børshuse løfter kursmål efter overraskende godt regnskab
5
Lundbeck-direktører udnytter optioner og tegner aktier til rabatpris

Relaterede aktiekurser

Køb- og salgsanbefalinger

  • Trend
  • Pengemaskinen

Copyright Euroinvestor A/S 2017  Disclaimer Privatlivspolitik
Aktieinformation leveres af Interactive Data.
Data er forsinket 15-20 minutter iht. de enkelte børsers regler om videredistribution.
 
19. august 2017 13:19:57
(UTC+01:00) Brussels, Copenhagen, Madrid, Paris
Version: LiveBranchBuild_20170808.1 - EUROWEB6 - 2017-08-19 13:19:57 - 2017-08-19 13:19:57 - 1 - Website: OKAY