BlackRock has announced the final close of its Diversified Private Debt Fund (DPD) with a total capital raise of GBP1.7 billion, underlining the growing attraction of private debt to pension schemes and other institutional investors.
New Capital, an EFG Company, has launched the New Capital Sustainable World High-Yield Bond Fund (Fund) to complement its established, high-conviction global credit product range.
Cboe Global Markets is to introduce a new dealer-to-dealer electronic trading platform for On-The-Run US Treasuries. The platform (Cboe Fixed Income) will be Cboe’s first cash US Fixed Income product offering, further diversifying and expanding its products, services and technology offerings into new markets and geographies around the world.
Omnis Investments Limited (Omnis), the investment arm of The Openwork Partnership, which has more than GBP10 billion of assets under management, has appointed leading bond manager Western Asset Management to manage its Omnis Global Bond Fund.
Green bond investment in a single year could reach the USD1 trillion milestone for the first time by the end of Q4 2022, according to respondents to a new Climate Bonds market survey.
CUSIP Global Services (CGS) has added Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) data attributes for corporate and municipal bonds in its data feed and desktop products.
Aegon Asset Management and Aegon UK have partnered with the Global Ethical Finance Initiative (GEFI) to introduce the new Aegon Global Sustainable Sovereign Bond Fund at COP26, the 26th United Nations Climate Change conference, to be held in Glasgow from 31 October to 12 November 2021.
The Bank for International Settlements (BIS) has developed an Asian Green Bond Fund, in collaboration with the development financing community, to channel global central bank reserves to green projects in the Asia Pacific region.
SNCF SA has successfully launched the world’s first ever green short-term debt instruments under its Euro Commercial Paper (ECP) programme.
The 40-year bull market in bonds is far from over despite predictions of its demise, according to Nick Hayes, manager of AXA IM’s Global Strategic Bond strategy.