Ruth Carson

Australia bank woes open door to funds to up their lending play

IFM Investors Pty and Metrics Credit Partners are two funds trying to strike more bespoke lending deals with companies hunting for new sources of debt capital.

Sunsuper seeks to double staff to tap Australian pension bonanza

The Queensland-based fund, which oversees A$55 billion ($41 billion), is looking to boost investment decision-making ranks to about 50 by 2021 from 29 currently, according to Ian Patrick, its chief investment officer.

Australia’s $41b pension fund Sunsuper bets on infra, shuns equities

The pension manager is paring exposure to listed securities including equities as valuations soar

Bond funds give Malaysia a wide berth as 1MDB debt rises to $250b

The escalating scandal around troubled state-investment-fund 1MDB is turning bond funds against Malaysia.

Adani seeking $2.3b in debt financing for Australian coal mines

The company is seeking A$2 billion to A$3 billion from lenders, including from banks in China, for the first phase of developing the Carmichael mine.