Keith Mullin is founder of KM Capital Markets. He has spent over 25 years covering capital markets. Keith was editor-at-large of IFR until early 2017 and editor of IFR magazine 1996-2007.
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GREEN CAPITAL MARKETS issuance probably got close to US$200bn in 2017, if you throw in everything plus the kitchen sink and include Green-labelled international and domestic bonds, US tax-exempt munis, private placements, ABS/MBS, covered bonds, Schuldscheine, syndicated loans, and financings that had only partial Green use-of-proceeds.
EUROPEAN BANK MERGER mania seems to have caught the imagination and looks set to be a driving theme for 2018. There’s only one problem: it’s caught the imagination of policymakers and the media rather than the banks.
IF THE PENDULUM for most major investment banks has broadly swung away from rehab towards investing in growth, not all banks have felt the need to reboot senior management ranks to reflect this significant shift in opportunity and mindset.