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Richard Murphy, XTB

XTB launches first ‘green’ fixed income portfolio on ASX

Mon, 23/04/2018 - 09:31

XTB, an Australian-based provider of ASX-traded corporate bonds, is offering a new fixed income portfolio of environmental, social, and governance (ESG) approved securities to meet growing demand for ethical investments. »

Adam Rushton, TradeRisks

TradeRisks supports Church of England Pensions Board on GBP50 million fixed rate bond issuance

Fri, 13/04/2018 - 09:41

TradeRisks Limited, a corporate finance firm focussed on specialist residential property and social infrastructure, has acted as corporate finance advisor and sole bookrunner for a GBP50 million fixed rate bond issued by the Church of England Pensions Board (CEPB). »

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Nordea Bank appoints IHS Markit for admin of Danish bond indices

Fri, 13/04/2018 - 08:46

IHS Markit has been appointed as the independent benchmark administrator for Danish bond indices from Nordea Bank. »

Dan Beckman, Columbia Threadneedle

Columbia Threadneedle Investments expands municipal bond offerings

Tue, 10/04/2018 - 10:40

Columbia Threadneedle Investments has launched six new separately managed account (SMA) strategies for municipal bond investors, drawing on the firm’s 20-plus years of experience in managing tax-exempt fixed income portfolios for high-net-worth investors. »

Manuel Adamini, Climate Bonds

Landesbank Baden-Württemberg (LBBW) becomes a Climate Bonds Partner

Wed, 28/03/2018 - 10:41

Landesbank Baden-Württemberg (LBBW) is the latest financial institution in Germany to join the Climate Bonds Initiative Partners Program. »

Arnaud Llinas, Lyxor

ETF provider Lyxor joins Climate Bonds Partners Program

Thu, 22/03/2018 - 18:44

Lyxor Asset Management – a subsidiary of Societe Generale with EUR139 billion of assets under management and advisory, is the latest institutional investor to become a Climate Bonds Partner. »

Green shoots

Amundi closes largest targeted green bond fund

Mon, 19/03/2018 - 12:13

IFC, a member of the World Bank Group, and Amundi, Europe's largest asset manager, have closed the Amundi Planet Emerging Green One, which is the world's largest targeted green bond fund focused on emerging markets, at USD1.42 billion.  »

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BNP Paribas Asset Management becomes Climate Bonds Partner

Mon, 19/03/2018 - 09:28

BNP Paribas Asset Management (BNPP AM) has become the latest organisation to join the Climate Bonds Partner Program, an international network of Partners working with Climate Bonds to shift investment to rapidly deliver a low-carbon and climate resilient economy. »

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UniCredit anticipates another record year for green bonds

Thu, 08/03/2018 - 09:53

UniCredit is anticipating yet another record year for green bonds in 2018. According to the Bank's figures, the total issuance volume should reach USD 130 billion in 2018 – a 9 per cent increase compared to 2017's record issuance volume of USD 119 billion. »

Sean Kidney, Climate Bonds

KPMG Luxembourg becomes Approved Verifier of Climate Bonds Standard

Tue, 06/03/2018 - 10:18

KPMG Luxembourg has received the “Approved Verifier” status from the Climate Bonds Initiative, under the Climate Bond Standards and Certification Scheme. »

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