Investors debate the future of Australian debt markets

Debt prospecting down-under


The Australian Financial Forum held at the Marriott Sydney Harbour Circular Quay on May 5 kicked off with panel debate comprising chief economists from Deutsche Bank, Moody’s Analytics, Westpac and Queensland Investment Corporation (QIC).

Moderator Peter Scobie, director of global credit at QIC, pointed out how movements in long-end yields of Australian bond markets are generally affected by global events; while the shorter-end of the market is influenced more by local developments in Australia.