Wednesday 19 September 2018 by Guest Contributor At FIIG

BondCast - The hot topic of the US dollar, our new DirectBond and a recent Aussie dollar issuance

Cut your reading time and listen to a podcast instead. This week’s BondCast compares the Aussie and US dollar, discusses our latest DirectBond and AT&T’s new Australian dollar issuance

This week, our recording requires a FIIG Login. To access the recording click here. If you are not a FIIG client, call 1800 010 181.


Learn more about which bonds are on the move with this weekly podcast. This week our senior relationship managers discuss the Aussie and US dollar, in particular repatriating funds back into US currency, the latest FIIG originated bond for a leading provider of integrated payment and marketing solutions and the opportunities arising for investors from global debt giant, AT&T’s new Aussie dollar issuance. 


Jake Koundjakin-spaceJake Koundakjian 
Director, Fixed Income Sales

Jake grew up in Ottawa, Canada, where he rose from a teenage bank teller to a portfolio manager overseeing more than $600 million in assets for the Bank of Nova Scotia. With over twenty years in asset management he moved to Australia seven years ago with his family.

Stephen Mackie - spaceStephen Mackie
Director – Fixed Income

Stephen Mackie is based in the firm's Brisbane office, managing investments for clients, ranging from individuals to institutions.

Stephen has over 25 years' experience in global markets, including his most recent role at QIC where he was a Director - Investment Specialist in the Global Multi-Asset team. Prior to this, he has held a variety of senior roles as a trader and portfolio manager with RBC Capital Markets, Citi, Kapstream Capital and the Commonwealth Bank.

Liz Moran- space
Elizabeth Moran
Director – Education and Research

Elizabeth has been with FIIG for ten years and for much of that time has been a corporate and bank analyst. In recent years her passion for education has seen her role shift, to author/ edit FIIG’s “The Australian Guide to Fixed Income” and an online fixed income course for Financial Advisers. She continues to edit FIIG’s weekly newsletter, “The WIRE”.

In her role as Director of Education, Elizabeth has delivered presentations at conferences across Australia. Prior to joining FIIG, Elizabeth worked as an Editor/Analyst for Rapid Ratings, writing daily press releases for Bloomberg. Elizabeth spent five years in London, three working as a credit rating analyst for NatWest Markets.