Green bonds: A viable asset class?

04/01/2019

This paper looks at the developing green bond market and highlights important considerations for credit investors looking to increase their green investments through the bond market.

  • The global green bond market has been growing rapidly in size and importance in the past five years to meet strong institutional investor demand
  • There are several aspects of the green bond market and practicalities of investing in ‘use of proceeds’ bonds that credit investors need to consider before materially building exposures
  • We have been investing in green bonds on behalf of our clients for a number of years and continue to monitor market developments with a view to evaluating new strategic opportunities

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The value of investments will fluctuate, which will cause prices to fall as well as rise and investors may not get back the original amount they invested.