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Financing the climate transition: London Stock Exchange extends its Sustainable Bond Market

Murray Roos

Group Director of Capital Markets, LSEG 

We are proud to announce that London Stock Exchange has expanded its Sustainable Bond Market (SBM) to allow issuers to display transition bonds on the platform. This initiative is part of a coordinated effort across LSEG (London Stock Exchange Group) to support our clients in raising the finance required to move

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London: open to the world

Denzil Jenkins  

Interim CEO, London Stock Exchange

For centuries, London’s resilient markets and institutions have powered the world’s economy.  Through business and economic cycles and amidst times of great change and challenge London Stock Exchange has supported businesses by connecting them with capital.

Listing on London’s markets to finance glob

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Green economy in focus: Foresight Group Holdings

When Foresight Group Holdings ("Foresight") listed on London Stock Exchange's Main Market at the start of February, it became only the third fund manager to qualify for the Green Economy Mark at corporate level, alongside Gresham House and Impax Asset Management.  We interviewed Jonathon McManus, Head of Corporate Investor Relations at Foresight, to learn more about the company's sustainab

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Debt Capital Markets update 2020

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We are pleased to share London Stock Exchange's Debt Capital Markets (DCM) review of 2020, trends, highlights and product development. 
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Financing the climate transition: London Stock Exchange extends its Sustainable Bond Market

Murray Roos

Group Director of Capital Markets, LSEG 

We are proud to announce that London Stock Exchange has expanded its Sustainable Bond Market (SBM) to allow issuers to display transition bonds on the platform. This initiative is part of a coordinated effort across LSEG (London Stock Exchange Group) to support our clients in raising the

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London: open to the world

Denzil Jenkins  

Interim CEO, London Stock Exchange

For centuries, London’s resilient markets and institutions have powered the world’s economy.  Through business and economic cycles and amidst times of great change and challenge London Stock Exchange has supported businesses by connecting them with capital.

Listing on London’s markets to

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Green economy in focus: Foresight Group Holdings

When Foresight Group Holdings ("Foresight") listed on London Stock Exchange's Main Market at the start of February, it became only the third fund manager to qualify for the Green Economy Mark at corporate level, alongside Gresham House and Impax Asset Management.  We interviewed Jonathon McManus, Head of Corporate Investor Relations at Foresight, to learn more about the company's

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Debt Capital Markets update 2020

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We are pleased to share London Stock Exchange's Debt Capital Markets (DCM) review of 2020, trends, highlights and product development. 
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2020 – A year of green milestones for the Sustainable Bond Market

2020 has been a memorable year for London Stock Exchange’s Sustainable Bond Market (SBM).

Already home to the first certified green bonds out of China, India, and the Middle East, and to the first sovereign green bonds from Asia Pacific and the Americas, SBM welcomed 39 bonds

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2020 - A year of resilience

London’s capital markets ecosystem showed its mettle during the pandemic. Public markets quickly supported businesses and institutions in raising funds to shore up balance sheets and continue to fund growth and innovation. 

445 businesses returning to the market raising £40.8bn in follow-on capital (67% more than in 2019).  Over £73bn was raised through COVID-19 response bonds, including

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Fixed Income Pulse: CEE, CIS and Russia – A busy time for the region

Emerging Europe and Central Asian issuers have been active in 2020, as we’ve seen a flurry of first-time issuers and local currency bonds from the region come to our markets.


Hungary was one of the first sovereigns from the region to list its bonds in London this year, raising €2 billion at the end of April, shortly followed by its debut green bond in June 2020 on London Stock

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Green economy in focus: Downing Renewables & Infrastructure Trust

Tom Williams, Head of Energy & Infrastructure and Partner at Downing LLP gives his views on the launch of its newest fund, Downing Renewable & Infrastructure Trust (DORE). The fund is the latest London-listing to receive the Green Economy Mark on admission, which is given to companies and funds with 50% + revenues

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Thirty years of China's capital markets

December 2020 marks 30 years since the creation of both Shanghai Stock Exchange and Shenzhen Stock Exchange. Between them, there are approximately 4,100 listed companies with a target market capitalisation of about RMB77,244bn. The pace of change and growth in Chinese capital markets is unparalleled and international participation and interest in these markets continues to also grow at a rapid

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Fixed Income Pulse: Technical Update

London Stock Exchange plc continues to collaborate with MTS S.p.A to ensure that issuers of bonds admitted to London Stock Exchange will be able to maintain ECB collateral eligibility via an additional admission to MTS BondVision Europe MTF (“BondVision”), as noted in its paper available

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Debt Capital Markets update Q3 2020

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We are pleased to share LSEG’s Debt Capital Markets (DCM) update for Q3 2020. The update provides an overview of global DCM activity and key highlights from London Stock Exchange, including key DCM transactions and LSEG initiative and engagement with the global

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Building dialogue between investors and issuers on ESG: a report on disclosure trends

Investor focus on ESG continues to increase – a trend accelerated by the COVID-19 global pandemic. The challenge for issuers is to focus and improve their ESG performance as well as how they communicate and engage with investors.

Our ESG Disclosure Score helps issuers to see where they might improve their most important sector specific ESG metrics and understand

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A bold green ambition: how Yangtze Power became the first Shanghai-London Stock Connect issuer to receive the Green Economy Mark

China Yangtze Power Co., Ltd (Yangtze Power) is the national business card of China’s expertise in hydropower. Founded in 2002, its four mega hydropower stations situated on the Yangtze river account for nearly 16% of the total hydroelectric power in China. Its installed capacity of 45.495GW, which is set to increase by a further 26.2GW in the near future, makes it the largest hydropower

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Fixed Income Pulse: LSEG Debt Capital Markets Forum 2020 roundup

London Stock Exchange held its second annual Debt Capital Market’s Forum on Monday 21 September 2020, organised in partnership with Barclays. More than 140 delegates live-streamed and participated in the event via London Stock Exchange’s dedicated service for digital presentations and events – SPARK LIVE. This edition of our Fixed Income

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THG £1.88bn tech IPO comes to London

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Manchester-based THG has become a global player in ecommerce and one of the UK’s biggest digital success stories. Now its founder Matt Moulding has taken his company public in a £1.88bn IPO.

For UK and European tech company founders, it’s a watershed moment. It shows that:

Tech companies don’t need to

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How London’s oldest market is pioneering new investment opportunities

Investors from around the world have long trusted the trading environment in London – and for more than 150 years they have been investing in London’s investment funds.

“Investment funds are one of the longest running parts of the London market,” says Dr Darko Hajdukovic, Head of Multi Asset, Primary Markets and Investment Funds at London Stock Exchange. A remarkable number of these

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London: the route to global investing

London stands in the middle of the world’s trading day. It is open from when the Asian markets are closing, right through to when the American markets are opening and continuing to trade. It is in the ideal time zone to enable Asian investors to manage risk, react to news and pursue their trading strategies constantly and efficiently during and after Asian market hours.

So, it should

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Sustainable Finance News

Towards the end of 2019 London Stock Exchange launched the Green Economy Mark and Sustainable Bond Market. At the time we hosted our first Sustainable Finance Summit and launched our Guide to Green Finance. Whilst the outbreak of COVID-19 has had a huge impact on the economy and our day to day lives, we’ve seen continued interest and momentum across the green finance ecosystem and markets have

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