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December 2019

A supportive environment for investment grade credit

Alasdair Ross

Head of Investment Grade Credit, EMEA

Global Investment Grade Credit

The macro environment we face is one of low economic growth, low inflation, and loose monetary policy. That can be considered something of a sweet spot for investment grade credit. Corporate earnings are strong enough for the moderate leverage in the asset class, and investors’ search for high-quality yield supports bond prices.

December 2019

Building on 2019’s green bond resurgence

Simon Bond

Director of Responsible Investment

Green, Social and Sustainability Bonds

In almost whatever country you care to mention, climate change and social inequality are exploding into the public consciousness. Extinction Rebellion in the UK or the Gilets Jaune in Paris are just two of the more high-profile signs. Yet in the financial markets, too, green, social and sustainability bonds are growing in number and sophistication.