Asmita Kulkarni

Director - Portfolio Strategy

Asmita has over 14 years of experience in financial markets. Prior to joining FIIG, Asmita worked at Westpac Institutional Bank and Macquarie Funds as a credit analyst for large global banks, non bank financial institutions securitised products, and later as a credit officer at UBS AG, with responsibility for credit and complex financial product approvals for hedge fund and financial institution counterparties.

Her area of expertise is analysis of financial institutions and structured products such as Residential Mortgage Backed Securities and Asset Backed Securities. Asmita has broad risk management experience and is well versed in documentation negotiation.

She graduated with a double degree in Actuarial Studies and Finance from the University of New South Wales and is also a CFA charterholder.

Week in review

From the trading desk

Next Fed rate rise priced in for the June meeting, QBE subordinated notes the USD standout, and Virgin’s USD high yield debt look attractive after new AUD issuance. Investors switch out of high yield and into BoQ, Challenger and IAG. The Praeco bond offers standout relative value, and the new Aroundtown 2025 AUD bond a popular choice

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