Bonds & Loans examines the strengths, weaknesses, opportunities and threats across Africa following a research trip to the region.
10 Oct 2019
With a USD2.5tn gap in the funding required to meet the UN sustainable development goals (SDG), the industry needs to move more swiftly in mobilising the capital needed to address persistent sustainable development shortcomings. Thankfully, a number of forces may be conspiring to provide an important tailwind for sustainable finance. But the industry needs to hunker down and address some key…
25 Sep 2019
Bond markets are not particularly well-known for being cutting edge. The vast majority of trading still takes place over the phone, and the settlement process more often than not still takes days rather than hours or minutes. But in emerging markets, where funding innovation is helping borrowers overcome capital bottlenecks and Fintech is enabling new pockets of growth, that perception is…
10 Sep 2019
Viathan Group is an emerging energy player in the power and gas sector in Nigeria but in financing circles, the company is perhaps best known for its innovative 2018 infrastructure bond issuance – when it pioneered a new structure for the country’s capital markets. Babajide Ibironke, the Group’s CFO, talks to Bonds & Loans about the company’s growth ambitions and funding strategy, overcoming the…
6 Sep 2019
Omega Geração S.A., one of Brazil’s top renewables players, debuted in the local debenture markets earlier this year with a carefully tailored four-part transaction that could serve as a template for corporates looking to finance infrastructure by tapping the country’s diverse liquidity pools.
5 Sep 2019
Bonds & Loans interviews Bruno Moraes, Director (Energy) at Actis, about investment prospects in the Brazilian markets, Actis's focus on renewables and their new infrastructure fund.
31 Jul 2019
UAE-based lifestyle conglomerate Majid Al Futtaim broke new ground earlier this year when the company placed the world’s first benchmark-sized corporate green sukuk. Bonds & Loans spoke with John Arentz, Head of Treasury at Majid Al Futtaim, about the company’s green capital markets debut, the strategy underpinning the transaction, and why – green bond or not – treasurers need to bolster their…
26 Jul 2019
Chile’s impeccably timed and well-executed deal saw a near 10x oversubscription on its dual-tranche green issuance worth nearly USD2.4bn (equivalent), which also became the sovereign’s first new issue with a negative NIP concession.
19 Jul 2019
Following a successful debut in the European ESG-linked loan space in February, Acciona repeated the move with a dual-tranche dual-currency transaction worth USD30mn in Chile, only the third ESG linked loan in Latin America.
3 Jul 2019