High Grade

  • Berkeley Group braves troubled sterling market

    Berkeley Group braves troubled sterling market

    The Berkeley Group, one of the UK’s biggest home builders, has mandated for a green bond, a week after high grade corporate issuers faced such a torrid time in the sterling market that some bankers called the market shut until the autumn.

  • Delta variant spread puts reopening trade at risk

    Delta variant spread puts reopening trade at risk

    Credit spreads for corporate borrowers from sectors that will benefit the most from reopening from lockdowns are drifting wider as coronavirus infections rise thanks to the spread of the delta variant. Industries already battered by the pandemic face a rough autumn in capital markets if there is another major global wave of the virus.

  • Valeo deal must prompt Scope 3 refocus

    Valeo deal must prompt Scope 3 refocus

    It’s time for investors to pressure borrowers to emphasise Scope 3 emissions if they want to make the difference to climate change they claim they do.

  • Lloyds to reshape DCM as top bankers leave

    Lloyds to reshape DCM as top bankers leave

    Lloyds Bank has formulated a succession plan to prepare for the departure of Allen Appen, its head of bond financing, as another senior figure prepares to leave its debt capital markets group.

  • Barclays shakes up capital markets, M&A teams

    Barclays shakes up capital markets, M&A teams

    Barclays has made several further promotions across its capital markets and M&A teams in London and New York, a week after rolling out a new global investment banking management structure.

  • Hard landing: Avic nets €200m

    Hard landing: Avic nets €200m

    Avic International Leasing Co turned to the euro market on Tuesday for a sub-one year bond, but the deal’s short tenor and a rough issuance backdrop led to tepid investor response.

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