Tag: investor appetite

As green bonds go from strength to strength, China holds the key, says S&P

As investors around the world aim to decarbonise billions of pounds’ worth of their portfolios in a move away from a dependence on fossil fuels, government-led financial incentive schemes such as the promotion of ‘green bonds’ – a tax-exempt bond issued specifically to fund environmentally friendly projects – will be crucial. In fact, new research from …

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Standard & Poor’s publishes criteria for pension plan risk assessments for project finance transactions

With institutional investor appetite for direct participation in debt funding transactions continuing to grow, pension funds are increasingly acting as direct lenders to infrastructure projects at the construction phase of the transaction. Historically this type of funding has been mainly the preserve of commercial banks. In response, S&P has launched new criteria which, for the …

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