Swiss franc green issuance set to bloom

By Frank Jackman
26 Nov 2020

The green bond market is set to grow in Swiss francs, as domestic investors turn towards the product. This week, Swiss Prime Site, a local real estate developer, made use of this demand to sell one of the largest Swissie real estate bonds in over six years.

“More investors are looking for ESG instruments, which will help increase the segment’s importance in Switzerland,” said one Swiss based syndicate banker. “However, the pricing difference is very small or non-existent in Swiss francs, meaning issuers won’t benefit in pricing from issuing ESG bonds.”

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