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  • EU urged to press on with sustainable finance

    A group of nine NGOs, trade unions and other civil society groups have got together to produce an independent white paper setting out in detail how they believe the European Union’s Sustainable Finance Action Plan should progress. It calls on the EU to push ahead with the Plan, only some of whose targets have been acted on so far, and to take it further and deeper.

  • People moves in brief

    Mizuho replaces global markets head after less than a year — Syndicate banker leaves ING — Hudson joins Credit Suisse executive board

  • Godall in, Peerbhoy out at Mizuho

    Asif Godall has been appointed as head of global markets for EMEA at Mizuho International plc, replacing Zahra Peerbhoy. Godall joins from Cairn Capital, where he was co-chief investment officer.

  • New sustainable benchmarks regulation: read the small print

    The EU’s first piece of sustainable finance legislation sets rules for green investment indices. That is all well and good, but more promising is a hint that all the ordinary indices may have to admit how un-green they are.

  • People moves in brief

    Soc Gen places ECM bankers on risk list — Sofr architect to retire — Ex-Bridgewater COO joins blockchain firm

  • Greene King racked, vented and tapped

    Greene King’s tapped its securitization shelf Greene King Finance on Friday for £250m at 245bp over Gilts, in a deal predicted to "pave the way" for market participants looking to move into the sterling market.

  • EU Parliament calls for ‘brown’ category in green Taxonomy

    Members of the European Parliament are planning to add a controversial ‘non-sustainable’ category to the Taxonomy of Sustainable Economic Activities proposed last year by the EU Commission. Two Brussels sources have told GlobalCapital the Parliament's vote on the issue, scheduled for Wednesday February 20, has been postponed after heavy pressure from corporate lobbyists.

  • People moves in brief

    Santander hires European ABS trading head – Créd Ag shuffles CIB – Liquidnet appoints president

  • Greene King barrel tapped for £250m

    Greene King is planning to tap its Greene King Finance ‘pub securitization’ by issuing £250m of fixed rate notes following a three day roadshow that kicked off on Wednesday.

  • Green knowledge is not an efficient market

    Biofuels have swollen thanks to policies to combat climate change — even though often, they do not help the problem and can make it worse. This is a shocking record, born of ignorance, both accidental and wilful.

  • Raters, investors ‘should cooperate’ on ESG

    Rating agencies and investors are realising they have more in common than they thought when it comes to environmental, social and governance (ESG) factors. And they are more inclined now to work together than find fault.

  • Bond king retires after a pauper’s year

    Portfolio manager Bill Gross, regarded as a legend of the fixed income investment world, announced his retirement on Monday, after a torrid year for the global unconstrained bond fund he managed at Janus Henderson Investors.

  • Green bond players size up chances of 2019 growth

    Green bond watchers are putting out their forecasts for issuance this year, hoping for a return to growth after a disappointing 2018. The year has started decently, with at least $6bn issued so far, including this week’s debut issue from Telefónica, hailed as the first from the telecoms sector.