Dutch government registers green investors ahead of debut

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By Jon Hay
16 May 2019

The Dutch government is preparing to issue its first green bond next week, and has introduced a new feature to the market: investors can register as accredited green bond investors to receive preferential allocations.

“It’s very good that they explicitly distinguish between green and non-green investors in the allocation process,” said a leading green bond investor. “This is the first time an issuer has distinguished formally. Normally they say and do it, but do not have it written down.”

Another experienced green ...

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