FIG issuers paint bonds green to attract bid

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By David Freitas
24 Oct 2019

Investors have been keen to lock in the money they made in the FIG bond market this year, rather than add new risk. This week, Rabobank added a green element to its latest bond in an attempt to encourage investors out of their shelters.

Rabobank’s non-preferred bond offering was aimed at investors with a green mandated who have been starved of supply. Crédit Agricole, HSBC, Rabobank, SEB and UBS acted as lead managers.

“There is a tremendous amount of demand for green assets, especially from dedicated investors, with ...

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