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Responsible investing

  • Tech boutique offers tool to spot greenwash

    Tech boutique offers tool to spot greenwash

    Investors who have been longing for the EU Taxonomy of Sustainable Economic Activities to tell them what is green are now realising that its arrival could make life tricky.

  • Investors hope to strike oil in budding oil and gas ABS market

    Investors hope to strike oil in budding oil and gas ABS market

    Oil and gas securitizations may be a win-win solution for the difficulties faced both by energy producers in search of a diversified source of funds and by investors hungry for long term, attractive returns, said speakers at SFVegas on Sunday.

  • ESG proponents on the hunt for a common framework

    ESG proponents on the hunt for a common framework

    A lack of data and a broad range of frameworks for identifying environmental, social, and governance (ESG) assets are significant hurdles standing in the way of ESG becoming a more robust asset class unto itself, said speakers at SFVegas 2020 on Sunday, urging advocates to harmonize their definitions and strategies for investing.

  • Whole biz ABS riskier than oil and gas deals, Fitch says

    Whole biz ABS riskier than oil and gas deals, Fitch says

    Investors hungrily eyeing two esoteric ABS subsectors — one booming, the other nascent — may want to look take a second look, as Fitch Ratings this week warns that whole business securitizations are a riskier bet than the budding oil and gas ABS sector.

  • BW Energy gets shrunken IPO done in teeth of oil fears

    BW Energy gets shrunken IPO done in teeth of oil fears

    BW Energy, the oil exploration and production company, has priced its Oslo IPO after lowering its valuation target and shrinking the deal, having encountered resistance from investors as the coronavirus outbreak in China knocked 20% off the oil price.

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The Sustainable Economy

  • Central American bank woos UK to be new member

    Central American bank woos UK to be new member

    The Central American Bank for Economic Integration is hoping to persuade the UK government to join it as a shareholder, holding out the prospect that UK companies building infrastructure in central America might be able to gain preferential funding on attractive terms now enjoyed by Korean firms.

  • Creditors pull back from frontier markets

    Creditors pull back from frontier markets

    Frontier market bond issuance dropped in 2019, with sovereign issuance at its lowest figure since 2011, amid signs that private-sector creditors are pulling back from riskier countries.

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People & markets

  • Corbat’s chief of staff moves to Europe

    Citi has reshuffled positions in its Europe, Middle East and Africa business, including forming a new position for crisis and climate risk and naming a new head for European businesses.

  • Tech boutique offers tool to spot greenwash

    Investors who have been longing for the EU Taxonomy of Sustainable Economic Activities to tell them what is green are now realising that its arrival could make life tricky.

Governance

  • Corbat’s chief of staff moves to Europe

    Citi has reshuffled positions in its Europe, Middle East and Africa business, including forming a new position for crisis and climate risk and naming a new head for European businesses.

  • Yandex offers CB buyers taste of Russian tech

    Yandex, the Russian internet company, reopened the equity-linked bond primary market in EMEA after more than a month without any new issues, with a $1.25bn five year convertible bond.

  • Ferber lashes out at ESMA for Ophèle appointment

    MEP Markus Ferber has come out swinging at the European Securities and Markets Authority for appointing chief French regulator Robert Ophèle to temporarily chair its central counterparty (CCP) supervisory committee.

Health and biotech

  • Corporate bonds walloped as virus sell-off surprises

    Corporate bond spreads swung wider again on Thursday, surprising some investors and bankers with the severity of the moves, after they thought investment grade credit had dodged some of the biggest hits when global securities started plunging at the start of the week.

  • CPPIB faces down volatility

    CPPIB Capital came to market for a dollar benchmark on Wednesday, after mandating the deal last Friday.