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  • Investors fight SEC curbs on ESG motions

    Investors fight SEC curbs on ESG motions

    The latest battle in the campaign to weaken corporate governance standards in the US is being fought over rule changes that would make it harder for investors to propose motions at shareholder meetings. The ‘proxy advisers’ so central to US governance also face new restrictions.

  • Markets must face up to new deadlines for Libor transition

    Markets must face up to new deadlines for Libor transition

    Banks should stop issuing loans and bonds linked to Libor by October, according to the Bank of England’s Working Group on Sterling Risk-Free Reference Rates. But the scale of the challenge facing firms, particularly in the loan market, is causing concern.

  • Palmieri shakes up corp finance at SG

    Palmieri shakes up corp finance at SG

    Société Générale has redoubled its commitment to equity capital markets under a new structure designed to ensure it remains a force in investment banking when consolidation comes, writes David Rothnie.

  • LMA to guide banks on how to avoid greenwashing in sustainable loans

    LMA to guide banks on how to avoid greenwashing in sustainable loans

    The loan market’s trade bodies are preparing to give new guidance about how to ensure sustainability-linked loans — in which borrowers can get a margin reduction if they hit sustainability targets — are genuinely “ambitious”. Bankers want to protect the market from rising concerns that some deals’ terms are too easy on the borrowers.

  • RBC poaches from HSBC for levfin

    RBC poaches from HSBC for levfin

    RBC Capital Markets has continued the development of its leveraged finance business by hiring Craig Campbell from HSBC.

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