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  • Tax rethink will completely change Swiss bond 'side dish', says departing veteran Ronald Hinterkircher

    Tax rethink will completely change Swiss bond 'side dish', says departing veteran Ronald Hinterkircher

    Ronald Hinterkircher, who is retiring from the Swiss franc bond market after a 40 year career, has told GlobalCapital that digitalisation and the possible removal of the withholding tax for foreign investors could change the market over the next few years. But with the European Central Bank propping up the euro bond market, arbitrage opportunities for international companies in Swiss francs are vanishingly slim.

  • Upstart broker rocks up in Schuldschein to spur secondary trading

    Upstart broker rocks up in Schuldschein to spur secondary trading

    The secondary market in Schuldscheine is rudimentary, partly as the arranging banks have never wanted to encourage it. But a little known brokerage firm is quietly acting as a go-between, helped by its contacts with non-traditional investors, writes Silas Brown.

  • MUFG hires levfin banker to lead capital markets

    MUFG hires levfin banker to lead capital markets

    JP Morgan's Raj Kapadia has joined MUFG as international head of capital markets, as the firm increases its leveraged finance focus. It has also set up a new group to advise clients at the C-suite level on market and macroeconomic developments, led by Tom Joyce, a hire from Deutsche Bank.

  • Putting the 'K' in capital markets

    Putting the 'K' in capital markets

    The coronavirus crisis will continue to lead to divergence in economic fortunes, and that will play out in European capital markets as well.

  • ESMA supports supervision of green bond raters

    ESMA supports supervision of green bond raters

    Steven Maijoor, chair of the European Securities and Markets Authority (ESMA), has said EU legislation covering green bond reviewers would help ensure the legitimacy of the proposed Green Bond Standard.

  • Meet the Platform: EU green finance watchdog

    Meet the Platform: EU green finance watchdog

    The European Union’s formation of its Platform on Sustainable Finance last week marks a new phase in responsible investing. Over the past four years or so, the most influential thinkers in the market, such as the Principles for Responsible Investing, have been quietly moving back to an older interpretation of what RI means: considering the effects of investment choices on others.

  • Bold banks to set first Science-Based Targets

    Bold banks to set first Science-Based Targets

    The long-awaited Science-Based Targets standard for financial institutions has arrived. It is one of the most ambitious attempts so far to wrest the financial sector from its path towards climate destruction.

  • ‘EDDI is dead’: market forum opens talks on a different form of harmonisation

    ‘EDDI is dead’: market forum opens talks on a different form of harmonisation

    The proposed European Distribution of Debt Instruments (EDDI) project as a one-stop synchronised front to back office platform for the eurozone bond markets is unlikely to come to fruition, with the focus now centred on a far different proposition, according to senior members of a market forum spearheading the talks.

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