Gender bond pioneer to combat ‘vulture funds’ in Ireland

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By Tom Brown
01 Aug 2019

Paul Byrne, the treasurer who helped structure the first additional tier one (AT1) gender equality bond, is joining Quartech, the asset manager of HomeOptions, an ESG not-for-profit firm that aims to challenge private equity funds purchasing mortgage portfolios in Ireland.

HomeOptions has been in operation for about two years, looking for a solution to the problem of “vulture funds” — a pejorative term used to describe private equity firms that target distressed assets — purchasing home mortgages in Ireland.

“After green bonds, gender equality bonds and my work ...

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