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BGC Fixed Income

BGC Fixed Income Solutions, previously MINT Partners Australia, provides a premium fixed income service focused on superior expertise, pricing and liquidity. We offer wholesale qualified investors direct access to fixed income securities, including: corporate, high yield and inflation linked bonds; floating rate notes; hybrids; and foreign currency denominated debt products. Client portfolios can be either professionally managed, or self-directed. Customers are provided with detailed monitoring and reporting as well as a personal account manager.

As a division of BGC Partners, one of the world’s largest inter-dealer brokers (NASDAQ BGCP) our clients have direct access to counterparties all over the world. Our group’s market leading technology provides highly efficient trade execution and reporting, enabling us to deliver a low cost service with no custody fees.

It is the combination of local knowledge partnered with the global strength and reach of BGC Partners that differentiates us from our competitors. Our high turnover, large volumes and low margins ensures our clients access the best price execution in the market.

www.mintpartners.com.au

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Is it time to sell bank hybrids?

The margins (or spreads) on so-called AT1 bank hybrids have reduced significantly since the franking doubt was removed in the election, and investors should ask whether they are now rewarded for the risks.

Bank limitations create opportunities for non-bank lenders

Changes to banking regulations have led to higher interest rates on bank loans for SMEs and personal loans, pushing borrowers towards the rapidly growing new segment of non-bank lending for faster and better service.

Impact on hybrids of Labor’s franking policy

Doubts about the value of franking credits under Labor's proposed policy have already led to a rise in spreads on hybrids, which might throw up good investment opportunities.

How 'ridiculous' are hybrids for retail investors?

Hybrids are no more ridiculous than shares for retail investors, especially bank and insurance company issues. The increase in common equity in banks has improved the quality, but investors must be paid for the risk.

Bank collapse wakes up hybrids, but is subordinated better?

Investors received a wake-up call to the potential risks of hybrid and subordinated securities following the collapse of Banco Popular Espanol, and the price falls in Australian hybrids shows the market took notice.

Is this the end of the traditional term deposit?

A recent change to banking regulation has significant implications for term deposits. With 31+ day break or notice clauses becoming more common, a large difference in deposit rates is expected.

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