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  • Global warming temperature scores could radically simplify green investing

    Global warming temperature scores could radically simplify green investing

    CDP, the leading platform through which companies report their carbon emissions, has become the latest organisation to launch a potentially influential system of temperature ratings, so investors can work out how much global warming each company’s plans will theoretically lead to — and hence the overall temperature of a portfolio.

  • Critical hedge fund sees better way to do ESG

    Critical hedge fund sees better way to do ESG

    Environmental, social and governance investors have been patting themselves on the back this year because their funds have tended to outperform during the coronavirus crisis. But a San Francisco hedge fund believes they are doing a poor job of shielding investors from the general risk of the stockmarket and more quantitative methods would improve the outcome.

  • Intu to enter administration as lender talks collapse

    Intu to enter administration as lender talks collapse

    Intu Properties, the UK shopping centre owner, is set for collapse as it looks to call in administrators following failed discussions with lenders around debt standstills. Some fear the effects could ripple across the struggling retail sector.

  • Ardonagh raises largest ever unitranche in unique buyout package

    Ardonagh raises largest ever unitranche in unique buyout package

    Irish insurer Ardonagh has refinanced its whole capital structure and funded the acquisitions of insurance brokers Arachas and Bravo with the largest ever unitranche loan from a group of direct lending funds, plus a $500m syndicated dollar PIK toggle note.

  • People moves in brief

    Deutsche gives Toomey position as head of new group — Gimpel leaves Citi, has fintech idea — Moelis hires Whelchel for private capital team

  • Pubco covenant troubles could be just the beginning

    Pubco covenant troubles could be just the beginning

    UK pub companies with secured debt structures have moved swiftly to cut costs and secure covenant waivers, but longer-term social distancing and a slow reopening could push them into equity raises and debt restructurings, according to two specialists involved in many of the pub deals.

  • LGBTQIA+ job equality ruling could boost US economy

    LGBTQIA+ job equality ruling could boost US economy

    Campaigners for equality for lesbian, gay and transgender people in the US hailed a historic victory on Monday, when the Supreme Court for the first time made it illegal throughout the country for employers to discriminate against staff on grounds of sexual or gender orientation.

  • Virus opens door to capital markets’ future: risk and control

    The coronavirus pandemic has catapulted capital markets forward in time. Things thought impossible have come about — above all, a sustained flow of credit through a harsh economic downturn. But are the markets heading for utopia or dystopia?

  • Student loan securitizations could offer template for UK SME rescue

    Student loan securitizations could offer template for UK SME rescue

    Struggling UK small and medium-sized enterprises could see their debts sold to insurance companies or other institutional investors in a scheme similar to that used to securitize student loans in the country, according to proposals floated by finance lobby group TheCityUK in a report published on Monday.

  • SRI bond frameworks could come after deals

    SRI bond frameworks could come after deals

    Participants in the sustainable bond market are considering allowing issuers to publish their sustainability frameworks after issuing bonds, instead of before. This would be a major change in market practice.

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