ADB brings pair of thematic firsts

By Frank Jackman
11 Feb 2021

The Asian Development Bank brought a pair of new themed bonds to the market this week, printing its first gender bond in Kazakhstani tenge as well as its first education bond.

“Last year we saw a big uptick in the appetite for ESG themed paper, and this has continued this year,” said one MTN banker. “The challenge is to find issuers able to print and unearth new themes.”

The supranational placed a Kt8.4bn ($20m) 10.15% December 2030 gender bond ...

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