NWB opens way for affordable housing bonds

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By Lewis McLellan
01 Jun 2017

The blossoming market for socially responsible investments focussing on social problems, rather than environmental concerns, sprouted a new shoot this week. Nederlandse Waterschapsbank’s affordable housing bond could be the first of many of its type and may open the door for housing associations to sell social bonds.

Bankers at NWB’s leads said that the deal’s success will give other borrowers the confidence to come to market with their own affordable housing bonds, selling into the growing community of investors looking for bonds with a social aspect.

“Affordable housing is a perfect fit with ICMA’s social ...

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