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    Mizuho hires for new CLO role — Boskamp to join Crédit Agricole for corporate DCM — JP Morgan shakes up SSA team

    • 30 May 2019
  • Norske Skog prints 600bp comeback

    DNB Markets has issued Norske Skog’s comeback bond, printing a €125m floater at 600bp over Euribor to fund repayment of shareholder loans from Oceanwood Capital Management, the fund which bought the firm out of its insolvency in late 2017. It also plans to take out a securitization facility lent by Oceanwood.

    • 29 May 2019
  • Levfin gets ethical with Bayport, MasMovil

    Sub-investment grade markets are starting to follow high grade in using ESG structures, with a high yield issue from microfinance firm Bayport and a leveraged loan from Spanish telco MasMovil set to show whether the changes will help issuers cut financing costs.

    • 28 May 2019
  • Sterling Sonia switch within sight

    The speed with which sterling sub-sectors have switched their benchmark rate from Libor to Sonia has been astonishing. There’s still some way to go, particularly in the corporate market, but the transition, which looked almost unassailable in 2017, might just be done on time.

    • 28 May 2019
  • Green innovation: Dutch classify buyers, Germans mull strippable labels

    The green bond market is going through one of its most intense periods, with a wide variety of high profile issuers joining the market. But there are also hints of novelty in the market. The Netherlands and KfW have used systems for classifying green investors, while Germany is considering a radical idea: whether Bunds could be issued with detachable green certificates. Jon Hay reports.

    • 23 May 2019
  • Fed chair plays down fear of corp debt bust despite near-record high

    Business debt has reached near record levels that should give businesses and investors reason to “pause and reflect”, warned Jerome Powell, chair of the US Federal Reserve, this week.

    • 23 May 2019
  • Debt purchaser B2 extends maturities

    B2Holding, the Oslo-based debt purchasing and servicing firm, has printed a new €200m senior unsecured 2024 at 635bp over three month Euribor, using the cash to buy back older issues. It plans a new secured bond later this year to fund rapid expansion plans.

    • 20 May 2019
  • BNP hires new chief US credit strategist

    BNP Paribas on Wednesday announced that it has hired a new US chief credit strategist.

    • 15 May 2019
  • Ørsted pleases green and CPI investors with £900m bond hit

    Ørsted, the Danish energy company formerly known as Dong, which is transitioning from oil and gas to renewable energy, launched a highly successful bond issue on Thursday that was the biggest ever sterling green bond, at £900m, and included the biggest fully syndicated note linked to the consumer price index (CPI).

    • 09 May 2019
  • Ørsted wows green and inflation investors with windfarm bond

    Ørsted, the Danish energy company formerly known as Dong, which is transitioning from oil and gas to renewable energy, launched a highly successful bond issue on Thursday that was the biggest ever sterling green bond, at £900m, and included the biggest fully syndicated note linked to the consumer price index (CPI).

    • 09 May 2019
  • French bid to widen EU green Taxonomy received well

    The attempt by France to broaden the European Union’s proposed Taxonomy of Sustainable Economic Activities away from the “green niche” has made a good start. Financial officials from all the EU governments discussed the idea on Tuesday, with many member states being “very supportive”, according to sources close to the situation.

    • 08 May 2019
  • Markets cheer as UK raises hopes of net zero carbon

    The UK’s so far quixotic response to climate change stands a good chance of becoming more serious and organised, after the government welcomed a bold policy report calling for net zero carbon emissions by 2050.

    • 02 May 2019
  • The Fed will copy Europe on climate policy, despite Trump

    While other central banks have started to grapple with climate change, the Federal Reserve has been conspicuous by its absence. But as green shoots begin to emerge in the US, the Fed will not be able to ignore the topic for much longer.

    • 02 May 2019
  • NatWest hires country head to build in Germany from BNPP

    NatWest Markets has hired an experienced debt capital markets banker to be its country head for Germany, based in Frankfurt.

    • 01 May 2019