Finanzagentur sure green Bunds will be liquid

Diemer, Tammo (Finanzagentur) from their media gallery 9Jan20 230x150
By Jon Hay
09 Jan 2020

Germany’s debt management office, the Finanzagentur, is confident its green bonds will be liquid when the first issue is launched in the second half of 2020 and has high hopes that they will trade tightly relative to ordinary Bunds. Its innovative plan to use a “twin bond” structure is designed to reassure investors and remove any doubt about liquidity.

Green bond enthusiasts won one of their biggest prizes in 2019 when Germany — one of the world’s most prestigious sovereign bond issuers, whose debt serves as the benchmark for euro fixed income markets — said it would start to issue green bonds, intending to be a regular ...

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