Risk management

We give our clients access to fixed income, credit, derivatives, currencies and commodities markets, using our expertise to create real value.

From seamless execution to hedging strategies, we use our 24-hour operations across Australia and global markets to manage your risk. We work with investors to find the right opportunities to create income flow and we’ll use the depth of our balance sheet, our strong credit rating and leading market share in our chosen markets to generate value.

Here's what we offer:

  • Access to traded and illiquid markets through sales, trading and research.
  • Outstanding execution across all asset classes and in key strategic markets.
  • Global reach through our trading and sales operations across the Australian, Asian, United Kingdom (UK), United States (US) and New Zealand (NZ, via Bank of New Zealand) markets.

Foreign exchange (FX)

We're a leading provider of FX in Australian and New Zealand markets and a major liquidity provider in all other G10 currencies. We're connected to all major multi-bank platforms globally, so we can execute and settle currency deals seamlessly.

Here's what we offer:

  • A range of solutions from FX Algorithmic Execution and digital pricing to FX currency overlay.
  • FX products: including spot, forward and options.
  • Hedging capability in all major onshore and offshore currencies.
  • Non-deliverable forward pricing: in the major Asian, Latin American and emerging European currencies.
  • We're the first major Australian bank to offer a Passive Currency Overlay service to Superannuation Funds, Asset Managers and Endowment Funds.
  • 24-hour operations across Australia, Asia, the UK, the US and New Zealand (via Bank of New Zealand).

Interest rate derivatives

We're a leader in Australian Dollar (AUD) and New Zealand Dollar (NZD) interest rate markets, providing seamless execution that doesn't disrupt markets.

Here's what we offer:

  • Access to liquidity, risk management and structuring opportunities across a wide range of interest rate derivatives.
  • Dedicated teams: working closely with customers to ensure we support funding and investment objectives.
  • Customised solutions and risk management products.
  • 24-hour operations across Australia, Asia, the UK, the US and New Zealand (via Bank of New Zealand).

Fixed income and credit

We distribute primary market issues and offer a suite of fixed-income solutions designed to suit investor risk appetites in both primary and secondary markets.

Here’s what we offer:

  • Access to private and illiquid debt market investors: using unrated, long dated or subordinated instruments across real estate, project finance, private companies and structured finance.
  • Secondary trading to promote liquidity in Australian and New Zealand government, semi-government and local government authority bonds as well as corporate, securitised and covered bonds.

Commodities

We'll help you manage the volatility of commodity markets with a dedicated team focused on understanding your business objectives and risk appetite.

Here's what we offer:

  • Risk management solutions across agricultural, energy, metals and bulk commodity sectors for both corporate, institutional and investor clients locally and globally.
  • Dedicated global sales and trading desks.
  • Spot, forward, swaps and options pricing for all approved commodity products.
  • Multi-currency solutions across metals, agriculture, bulks and energy.
  • Collaboration on financing opportunities with commodity risk.
  • Carbon & Commodity Strategy: Analysis of market fundamentals to advise customers on risks and opportunities in global carbon, energy and commodity markets.

Investor solutions

We provide investors with access to a wide variety of solutions to match their investment and cash flow needs. We provide specialist expertise and execution support along with research and insights that help create real value.

Here's what we offer:

  • A broad suite of transactional and solution-based products, such as at call cash and term deposits, fixed income and debt securities, foreign exchange, hedging and currency overlay.
  • A team of investment professionals in Australia, Asia, NZ, the UK and the US, covering every segment of the investor market whether that be global supra-nationals or high net worth individuals taking charge of their own superannuation.
  • Access to independent research and insights along with our market leading research capabilities, we educate investors on multiple asset classes.
  • Tailored ideas and execution to solve specific capital or return needs of institutional clients.

You can read more information on our solutions for high-net-worth individual investors and their advisers.

Markets solutions

Our Markets Solutions team works closely with our customers on opportunities to improve yield outcomes, reduce costs, access collateral and protect capital. The team is focused on developing innovative solutions to meet a specific need, with extensive expertise in:

  • tailored ideas and execution to solve specific needs for institutional clients
  • capital, return and structures aimed at risk weighted assets (RWA) reduction and X-valuation adjustment (XVA) relief
  • strong new product development leveraging existing product suite including retail price index (RPI) swaps, securing funding swaps and environmental social & governance (ESG) linked derivatives.

Markets research

Our award-winning markets research team provides specialist coverage of the Australian and New Zealand economies, as well as analysis of foreign exchange, fixed income, credit and commodities markets.

Trading strategies are also provided on foreign exchange and fixed income markets. Our offering to clients includes:

  • The NAB Business Survey: Australia’s longest running and most respected business survey, released monthly.
  • The BNZ-Business NZ Performance Manufacturing Index (PMI): a widely followed monthly survey of activity in the New Zealand manufacturing sector.
  • The Morning Call Podcast: produced daily, providing insights and discussion on overnight events. You can subscribe to the podcast on your preferred platform.

“Managing risk on behalf of complex businesses globally is where our expertise comes to the fore. Our customers have a committed partner for all their transaction and foreign exchange needs.”

- Drew Bradford Executive Markets

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Awards and Accolades

Insights

#1 for FX Forecasting2, Hedging Recommendations2 and Most Valuable Commentary on Currency Markets2

#1 for Most Useful Written Materials on Strategies and Recommendations3

Relationships

#1 for Most Trusted Adviser for FX1 and Rates3

#1 for Bank of Choice for Sensitive / Strategic Transactions3

#1 for Relationship Strength Index for FX1 and Rates3

Risk Management

#1 for Understanding and Acting on Clients’ Needs for FX2 and Rates3

#1 for Advice and Guidance in Managing Risk and Executing Transactions4

Peter Lee Associates Surveys, Australia 2021:

  1. Foreign Exchange Survey, ranking against all banks
  2. Foreign Exchanges Survey, ranking against the four major domestic banks
  3. Interest Rate Derivatives Survey, ranking against all banks
  4. Interest Rate Derivatives Survey, ranking against the four major domestic banks