Keith Mullin is Editor-at-Large of International Financing Review (IFR). An accomplished journalist, editor and market commentator for over 25 years, Keith has covered a range of specialist market segments from debt, equity and loan capital markets to securitisation, financial derivatives, leveraged finance, emerging markets and others. He is the author of two hard-hitting analyses of the investment banking industry – "Global Investment Banks: Trends, Strategies and Performance (2006) and “After the Bailout: Future Directions in Investment Banking” (2009). Based in London, Keith is married with three children. He is Vice President of Save the Children.
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Does the quest to find a replacement for Federico Ghizzoni as chief executive of embattled UniCredit have just a touch of the ‘who’d want that job’ fatalism around it?
Has the disruptive force of the P2P lending-cum-crowdfunding tornado been rendered impotent? It certainly looks that way. The alternative lending revolution that emerged from the global financial crisis as a grass-roots anti-bank movement has been curbed. The disruptors have been disrupted by the disruptees.
Beware. The Green bond market is being greenwashed. But not in the way you think. And not by the people you think are doing it. If participants want the market to continue to be self-regulated, ICMA needs to get tough. If not – and I say this with considerable hesitation – call in the regulators.