Asia’s green bond issuers look to the West for support

Two Chinese borrowers’ different approaches to (and different outcomes from) their green bond sales this week have once again put the spotlight on a question that has long plagued the market: where are Asia’s green bond investors? Morgan Davis investigates.

  • By Morgan Davis
  • 06 Sep 2018

China is in a chicken-and-egg conundrum. How do you build a green bond market without green bonds, and how do you get issuers to sell green bonds if there are no green investors?

Given that the country’s regulators have pushed to make green financing a priority, borrowers have ...

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Panda Bonds Top Arrangers

Rank Arranger Share % by Volume
1 China Merchants Securities Co 16.70
2 Industrial and Commercial Bank of China (ICBC) 14.38
3 CITIC Securities 10.44
4 Agricultural Bank of China (ABC) 9.08
5 China CITIC Bank Corp 8.17

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Rank Lead Manager Amount $m No of issues Share %
  • Last updated
  • Today
1 Goldman Sachs 16,522.26 78 7.52%
2 Morgan Stanley 14,160.31 66 6.45%
3 Citi 14,074.12 91 6.41%
4 UBS 12,552.50 77 5.72%
5 China International Capital Corp Ltd 11,025.08 44 5.02%

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Rank Lead Manager Amount $m No of issues Share %
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1 HSBC 22,776.11 197 7.46%
2 Citi 22,317.38 148 7.31%
3 JPMorgan 14,738.77 90 4.83%
4 Bank of America Merrill Lynch 13,099.48 83 4.29%
5 BNP Paribas 11,893.43 89 3.90%

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