Mexico City Airport Trust’s score of E1/77 under S&P Global Ratings’ Green Evaluation covered by the specialist press

The tranches of senior secured bonds Mexico City Airport Trust intends to issue through to 2020 received S&P Global Ratings’ Green Evaluation score of E1/77. E1 is the highest score on the scale (E4 is the lowest). S&P Global Ratings expects the debt to gradually increase, reaching up to US$6 billion over the next two to …

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S&P Global Ratings publishes its Q2 2017 Infrastructure Outlook newsletter

S&P Global Ratings has published its latest edition of IFR Outlook – reviewing the developments from the global infrastructure sectors in the second quarter. The edition’s lead feature analyses the consequences of President Trump’s decision to withdraw the U.S. from the Paris Agreement on climate change. S&P’s Director, U.S. Energy Infrastructure, Michael Ferguson, argues that …

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iGTB’s Herber de Ruijter writes in FX-MM about how banks can lead the charge when it comes to digital transformation

iGTB’s Head of Digital for Corporate Banking, Herber de Ruijter, has written an expert piece for FX-MM arguing that APIs and historical client data can enable banks to thrive as the industry undergoes widespread digital transformation. With enriched data offering a comprehensive and granular understanding of their clients’ needs and aims, banks can offer new, business-aware services, …

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Brookfield White Pine Hydro senior secured project financing notes receive a score of E1/90, covered by the specialist press

Brookfield White Pine Hydro’s $475 million senior secured notes received a score of E1/90 on S&P Global Ratings’ new Green Evaluation scale. The notes, issued by Brookfield White Pine Hydro LLC (BWPH), are being used mostly (74%) to refinance existing indebtedness for BWPH’s portfolio – which comprises 68 generating units across 21 hydroelectric facilities primarily …

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Falcon Fine Art’s Tim Hunter features on ArtTactic Podcast

In this week’s episode of the ArtTactic Podcast, Adam Green, Host, speaks to Tim Hunter, Vice President, about Falcon Fine Art. More specifically, Tim talks through how FFA’s clients obtain loans against their artworks, the type of collectors they target and the common reasons why they need capital from their artworks. Also, Tim explains how Falcon differentiates itself …

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Natixis’ Eric Le Brusq discusses recent equity derivatives success in IFR interview

In an interview with IFR, Eric Le Brusq, Natixis’ global head of equity derivatives, explains how Natixis has managed a dramatic outperformance against a flat first half for equity sales and trading. Defying a prolonged period of volatility in more than five decades, the bank delivered a 38% surge in first-half equity trading revenue. The …

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Three Gorges Finance receives E1 score from S&P Global Ratings for €650 million European wind project bonds, covered by the specialist press

Three Gorges Finance II received a score of E1/83 on S&P Global Ratings’ new Green Evaluation scale for its €650 million green bond issuance due in June 2024. This is the first ever Chinese green bond to be ranked under the Green Evaluation framework. The bonds will be used to finance European wind power projects …

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Natixis’ Marc Vincent and François Riahi speak to The Banker on their dual-control approach to business expansion

In an interview for The Banker, Natixis’ Global Co-Head of CIB, Marc Vincent and François Riahi, discuss how they created and implemented a new strategy for the bank’s operations – resulting in expanding operations and increasing revenues. One of the biggest changes made by Mr Riahi and Mr Vincent has been to expand the bank’s …

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“A lack of clarity over FTR 2015 could harm payment flows” writes Deutsche Bank’s Stefan Fruschki for Global Banking and Finance Review

To strengthen the European payments industry’s efforts to combat money laundering and terrorist financing, the EU Funds Transfer Regulation 2015 (FTR 2015) came into effect on 26th June 2017. There is more to FTR 2015 than meets the eye, however. Concerns are mounting that FTR’s obligations are, in places, open to interpretation. Writing for Global Banking and …

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City Of Gothenburg receives first Green Evaluation for municipal green bond, with a score of E2/67, covered by the specialist press

  The City of Gothenburg received a score of ‘E2/67’ on S&P Global Ratings’ new Green Evaluation scale for its Swedish krona (SEK) 1 billion of green bonds due on 15th June, 2022. The bonds, issued on 15th June 2016, have been allocated to fund a number of eligible projects as part of the Swedish …

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