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RBS’s first social bond receives warm reception

February 13, 2020

The inaugural social bond by RBS will, it is hoped, support the bank’s commitment to SME lending in areas of high deprivation within the UK.

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Boston Scientific makes splash on European debut

February 3, 2020

Following several acquisitions of European companies, US-based Boston Scientific has issued its first batch of euro-denominated bonds.

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How banks can unleash their internal activist

January 24, 2020

The transition from 'traditional' to ESG-embracing is a tough one for banks. Silvia Pavoni describes how the solution to this issue may lie within for many lenders.

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Do traditional IPOs have a future?

January 24, 2020

While 2019 may have featured some major initial public offerings, it has also prompted questions about the ongoing viability of the IPO model. 

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Continuing the entrepreneurial spirit at Macquarie

January 2, 2020

Paul Plewman, Macquarie’s CEO for Europe, the Middle East and Africa, explains the importance of empowering the bank’s staff to seek out new opportunities and of playing to its strengths.

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Marfrig shakes-up sustainable finance with beef bond

January 2, 2020

With demand for climate-friendly finance growing exponentially, Marfrig has entered the fray with a bond to support sustainable beef production. 

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Could ESG comparisons be made easier?

January 2, 2020

Comparing different companies’ ESG credentials is akin to comparing apples and pears. But efforts are being made to find the right tools to collect sufficient data and achieve a standard methodology. 

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Mizuho International CEO aims to build long-term trust

December 2, 2019

Mizuho International’s CEO and president discusses what Japanese business culture can offer capital markets and the bank's plans for delivering bespoke client solutions.

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Verallia pulls off clear success with long-desired IPO

December 2, 2019

Benefiting from growing consumer demand to move away from plastics, French glass maker Verallia has achieved the largest French IPO since 2017.

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Are the bond markets ripe for a shake-up?

December 2, 2019

Bond markets are being buffeted in all directions by global economic forces, long overdue tech advancements and a growing demand for ESG investments. 

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