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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 rais

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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 b

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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 derive

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Stepping up, not slowing down: How London’s equity markets are supporting the healthcare and technology sectors during the COVID-19 pandemic

Despite the market turbulence caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, companies listed on London’s markets have had continued access capital - not only to strengthen their working capital requirements but also to drive innovation and fund growth. The technology and healthcare sectors have been prominent in their activity.

In the first half of 2020, companies have raised £23.7bn in IPO and

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The green economy report: How issuers are leading the drive to a low-carbon economy

The Green Economy Mark, first introduced in 2019, highlights companies and investment funds listed on all segments of London Stock Exchange’s Main Market and AIM that are driving the global green economy. To qualify for the Green Economy Mark, companies and funds must generate 50% or more of their total annual revenues from green activities. In 2020, there are 86 issuers, including 23 closed-

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Providing capital and confidence: the vital role of London’s markets during the COVID pandemic

It has been an unprecedented six months.

Flexibility, speed and resilience were the hallmarks of London’s initial response during the testing period of February and March, with extreme levels of volatility and record numbers of trades.

London’s markets remained open and robust in the face of these extreme conditions. But at the time, there were questions about how the capital

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Debt Capital Markets Update Q2 2020

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We are pleased to share LSEG’s Quarterly Debt Capital Markets (DCM) update for Q2 2020. The update provides a review of global DCM activity and key highlights from London Stock Exchange, including how our markets are reacting to the impact of the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic and how we can support your

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London: At the heart of Global Capital Markets

As part of the newly agreed partnership between London Stock Exchange Group (LSEG) and Wind, the largest financial markets data provider in China, the Alderman William Russell, The Rt. Hon. The Lord Mayor of City of London, LSEG, KWM, Schroders and Barclays discuss the varied products available for global investors in London and the innovation that the market continues to offer. 

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Fixed Income Pulse: Newly enhanced londonstockexchange.com site

Maximise your visibility on the newly enhanced londonstockexchange.com site

London Stock Exchange’s website has been enhanced to give it a fresh look and feel and to deliver a better user experience. We’ve created a new personal investing section and implemented enhanced data and search with dynamically updated market data pages, heatmaps and powerful price and instrument search

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Fixed Income Pulse: Sustainability-Linked Bonds now eligible on Sustainable Bond Market

London Stock Exchange welcomes the launch of the Sustainability-Linked Bond Principles, administered by ICMA Sustainable Bond Market eligibility criteria updated to allow Sustainability-Linked Bonds to be admitted under the dedicated Issuer-Level Segment Allows for differentiation between

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Celebrating 25 years of AIM

25 years ago, AIM was launched to provide a platform for growth companies to raise equity capital. In that time over 3,800 companies, operating in 79 countries around the world, have raised £118bn of capital, making AIM the most successful growth market in the world.

To mark this occasion, we’ve published a report looking at AIM’s achievements, including research from Grant Thornton on

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Navigating the New World

We’ve worked with partners and contacts from across the London capital markets community to bring together content and insights to support our issuers through the current COVID-19 pandemic.
Take a look at our page ‘Navigating the New World’ to find details of videos, blogs and webinars covering a wide range of topics

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Technical Update: Submission process for applications to London Stock Exchange's Sustainable Bond Market

As outlined in our technical update titled “Launch of the Sustainable Bond Market”, London Stock Exchange announced the launch of its expanded Sustainable Bond Market (SBM) in October 2019.
 
SBM offers dedicated segments for social and sustainability bonds, in addition to

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Bank of England updates its eligibility criteria for the Corporate Bond Purchase Scheme

In a consolidated market notice published on 01 May 2020, the Bank of England (BoE) updated its Corporate Bond Purchase Scheme (CBPS) eligibility criteria to allow the BoE the discretion to include securities admitted to multilateral trading facilities operated by recognised stock exchanges regulated in the EEA.

This updated criteria provides a route for the BoE to include

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How London’s dynamic markets are responding to COVID-19

The COVID-19 pandemic has sent shock waves through the global economy and forced huge changes to the way individuals, companies and nations live and work.

It has been a truly testing period. The markets have experienced significant volatility, showing a steepest-ever fall of 30% from peak to trough in the FTSE 100 and FTSE 250. In the week that followed the UK lockdown there were 2.9m

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Fair and orderly markets vital for ETFs

Ivan Gilmore, Head of Exchange Traded Products & Global Product Development, London Stock Exchange writes that with the ETF market having just celebrated its 20th anniversary in Europe, it is a good time to reflect on what the ecosystem is currently delivering for ETF investors.

ETFs have become widely adopted across the globe with investors looking to utilise the ETF ‘wrapper’ to

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20th anniversary of first ETF listing

How do you build and grow a market? At London Stock Exchange, our approach has always been guided by our four pillars: innovation; partnership; integrity; and excellence. Over the 20 years since we welcomed our first Exchange Traded Fund (ETF), we’ve applied these principles to the continually developing needs of issuers and investors in this fast-moving market. Today, with a 22%

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Discover the London listed investment funds market

The London listed investment fund market is more than 150 years old and provides investors exposure to a broad range of geographies and asset classes via a single listed investment fund.

What is a closed-end investment fund? Watch our short film to find out.

Listed investment funds are actively managed, closed-end structures with shares listed and

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Debt Capital Markets update Q1 2020

We are pleased to share LSEG’s Quarterly Debt Capital Markets (DCM) update for Q1 2020.The update provides a review of global DCM activity and key highlights from London Stock Exchange Group, including how we are responding to the impact of the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic and how we can support your business during this uncertain time.

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Fixed Income Pulse: African Development Bank Group $3 billion "Fight Covid-19" social bond

London Stock Exchange welcomes African Development Bank Group’s first transaction on the Sustainable Bond Market (SBM). Raising $3 billion, the “Fight COVID-19” social bond is the largest green, social or sustainable bond on London Stock Exchange’s SBM from any issuer globally.

The proceeds will be utilised towards enhancing access to essential services,

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Fixed Income Pulse: London Stock Exchange supporting issuers of social and sustainability bonds that mitigate the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic

Admission fees for social and sustainability bonds that aim to mitigate the impact of COVID-19 with relevant use-of-proceeds waived for 3 months. Applies to bonds that are admitted to London Stock Exchange, and meet the eligibility criteria for the Sustainable Bond Market’s social or sustainability segments

During this period of exceptional market volatility and global uncertainty due to the

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