Structured Bonds - All Articles

  • Corporate and bank green bonds: focus on issuers grows

    Corporate and bank issuers are taking up the SRI bond gauntlet, providing the market with the kind of names that have long been the goal of its biggest cheerleaders.

    • 29 Sep 2017
  • Confident SRI bond market looks to state for next leg up

    With France’s green OAT and record issuance this year, the green and social bond market has emerged from obscurity into the bright lights of mainstream capital markets. Treasurers and CFOs are, by now, aware of what the market has to offer. But to channel capital on the scale required to limit global warming to 2C, the market must adapt and innovate to meet investors’ need for clarity, and to incentivise issuers. Lewis McLellan reports.

    • 29 Sep 2017
  • Waking up to reality: the race to put numbers on climate risk

    Sustainability is a term used liberally and vaguely in the financial world. But it has a precise meaning: living so that we do not make it harder for future generations to live. That principle is violated by today’s economy, including its financial markets. But little by little, the heart of markets — the decisions investors make — is facing up to what it has long repressed. Jon Hay reports.

    • 29 Sep 2017
  • Green-aware investors take the lead in driving SRI growth

    Responsible investing — and green and social bonds in particular — are still not a mass market among US investors. But the fund managers leading the charge are optimistic: consciousness has moved a long way in a few years.

    • 29 Sep 2017
  • Eurozone not ready for normalization yet says ECB’s Praet

    Despite rampant market speculation that the European Central Bank (ECB) is gearing up to unveil its tapering programme in October, Peter Praet, member of the executive board of the ECB, indicated that the bank is not ready yet to commit to monetary normalisation.

    • 28 Sep 2017
  • Land Securities pockets £1bn, buys back old bonds

    After Monday’s dual tranche offering from Unilever, the sterling corporate bond market paused ahead of Thursday’s Bank of England Monetary Policy Committee.

    • 15 Sep 2017
  • Get real on climate risk, investors tell banks

    A hundred investors managing $1.8tr of assets have signed a letter calling on banks to say more about how they are managing the risk of climate change, and to publish a strategy saying how they support the goals of the Paris Agreement.

    • 14 Sep 2017
  • Shorting Australia and securitization for MDBs: ideas from Sustainable Capital Markets Forum

    Two hundred delegates gathered in Amsterdam on Tuesday September 5 for Euromoney Conferences’ fifth Sustainable and Responsible Capital Markets Forum. For the second time, it was organised jointly with GlobalCapital.

    • 11 Sep 2017
  • Capital markets head leaves NatWest

    The global head of debt capital markets at NatWest Markets has decided to leave the bank after nearly 20 years.

    • 08 Sep 2017
  • Conning boosts structured and corporate credit teams

    Insurance company asset manager Conning has hired a new managing director in its structured product team, as well as promoting a new managing director in corporate credit research.

    • 06 Sep 2017
  • GlobalCapital Sustainable and Responsible Capital Markets Awards 2017: the Winners

    France, Tennet, NWB and Berlin Hyp are among the green and social bond issuers acclaimed in GlobalCapital's Sustainable and Responsible Capital Markets Awards 2017, which were announced on Tuesday in Amsterdam.

    • 06 Sep 2017