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Obvion enters greener territory with RMBS bond

August 1, 2016

Dutch mortgage provider Obvion, owned by Rabobank, issued its first ever green RMBS transaction in June 2016. Joanne Hart looks at how it fared in this new market.

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Chinese A1 filings: a risky business

August 1, 2016

Acting as a sponsor for Chinese companies listing in Hong Kong has become a high-stakes game. Danielle Myles looks at the obstacles along the road, and how to get mainland listing applicants over the line.

Credit Suisse team of the month

Credit Suisse takes out extra insurance

August 1, 2016

Having been a pioneer in new forms of bank capital, Credit Suisse is aiming to be similarly innovative in insurance. US experience and the demands of the Swiss markets regulator made it match-fit for a recent $800m deal, writes Edward Russell-Walling. 

Asia's capital markets union struggle

Asia struggles to pick a path to capital markets integration

August 1, 2016

Asia has been working on a capital markets union for almost two decades. Why is this process challenging? And is it fair to draw parallels between the Asian and European experience? Stefania Palma reports.

Marc El Asmar

A new regime for equity volatility

July 1, 2016

Low interest rates and stagnant equity markets have seen an increasing number of equity portfolios using derivatives to boost yield. Michael Marray looks at the changes in this field, as the trading of volatility as an asset class increases in popularity. 

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A brave new world for commodities hedging

July 1, 2016

Oil prices are recovering, but for producers, consumers and even investors, some of their most difficult decisions are just beginning. Danielle Myles reports.

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FX volatility spurs holistic hedging solutions

July 1, 2016

As correlations break down and hard currencies stumble, corporates have been forced to reassess their approach to foreign exchange risk. More favourable accounting treatment of options could help them achieve their longer term strategies. Danielle Myles explores why.

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PKN Orlen enjoys Eurobond return

July 1, 2016

Having issued its first ever Eurobond in 2014, the Polish oil and petrol group was keen to return with a second transaction – but with such volatile markets, timing was essential. Joanne Hart reports.

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Chinese banks join rush to IPO

July 1, 2016

As bad debt piles up and assets bases grow, Chinese banks are keen to tap equity markets to top up on capital. But why are some doing better than others in the IPO market? Stefania Palma investigates.

SGCIB team of the month teaser

SGCIB hails green deal for China’s London Taxi Company

July 1, 2016

When China’s Zhejiang Geely Holding Group, owner of LTC, decided to invest £250m in its UK manufacturing capacity for low-emission black cabs, a green bond issue seemed the ideal vehicle. The company chose Société Générale Corporate & Investment Banking as joint global coordinator for a deal that has tapped into investors’ growing interest. Edward Russell-Walling reports.

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