Generali proves value of green T2
Generali was the talk of the FIG bond market this week as it became the first west European financial institution to issue a tier two capital note in green bond format. The insurer’s pioneering spirit reaped rewards, with the green element variously estimated to have shorn 5bp-10bp from its cost of funding. That could tempt other firms to issue subordinated green debt. David Freitas reports.