Impact Investing

Impact investors champion “Trojan Horse” investment products as market leaders focus on scaling “from billions to trillions”

Impact investors champion “Trojan Horse” investment products as market leaders focus on scaling “from billions to trillions”

Investment products such as social bonds and green energy stocks can act as a “Trojan Horse” to convince the finance industry about the benefits of using capital to make a positive impact, said experts at an impact investing event in September.

ESG & responsible investing

Barclays, Citi, Santander among banks yet to “fully embed” ESG practices

Barclays, Citi, Santander among banks yet to “fully embed” ESG practices

Thirty banks including Barclays, BBVA, Citi, Credit Suisse, Santander and UBS, were assessed on how they have integrated ESG factors into their commercial practices, and none were judged to be ‘outstanding’, according to a new benchmark report by audit, accounting, and consulting firm Mazars. 

Bonds

Breckinridge sees further tightening in US corporate debt spreads after wild bond market swings in H1

Breckinridge sees further tightening in US corporate debt spreads after wild bond market swings in H1

Fixed income managers have seen a hectic first half of the year in 2020. In the US, a typical year’s worth of new issues was printed in the space of just four months, as the onset of the pandemic forced companies to take urgent action to shore up their finances.