Australian Debt Securities and Corporate Bonds: Trends and Prospects

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This is the fourth in a series of reports on the Australian  debt securities and corporate bond market, prepared by the Australian Centre for Financial Studies (ACFS) for NAB.

The series to date has covered why corporate bonds can be an important component of a well diversified portfolio, the range of fixed income securities available to investors along with the risks they may contain, and the many methods by which investors may gain access to the asset class.

In this final report we investigate recent developments in the Australian corporate bond market, place the Australian market in an international context and speculate on what the future holds for the asset class. We first consider recent regulatory changes and the trend toward increased flexibility and reduced cost for corporate debt issuers before exploring a number of arguments as to why a strong corporate debt market can be beneficial to the nation’s financial system.


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This is the fourth in a series of reports on the Australian debt securities and corporate bond market, prepared by the Australian Centre for Financial Studies (ACFS) for NAB.