Fannie edges forward in conquest of green bond market

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By Jon Hay
05 Apr 2018

Fannie Mae, the world’s biggest green bond issuer, is negotiating with the administrators of the MSCI Bloomberg Barclays Green Bond Index to get more of its green housing loan securitizations included in the benchmark.

The first Fannie Mae commercial mortgage-backed security was added to the index in March, three months after it was issued in November.

Fannie Mae has been issuing green securitizations of Fannie-guaranteed loans to owners of multifamily housing since 2012. But as GlobalCapital reported in February, issuance soared ...

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