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ECB developing an appetite for green bonds
In a recent interview Christine Lagarde, president of the European Central Bank, announced that they will begin to use the bank’s asset purchase scheme to pursue green objectives. “I want to explore every avenue available in order to combat climate change” she told the Financial Times. Particular focus has been placed by the market on the potential of the ECB to focus on the purchase of green bonds by the scheme.
This marks the first time a major central bank has committed to use their bond purchasing to address climate issues. The involvement of the €2.8trn scheme will be a valuable addition to the growing number of investors, governments, regulators and other institutions working to direct further capital towards climate finance. The inclusion of climate change on the ECBs strategic agenda is also important in...
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Experts share perspectives on the annual Russell Reconstitution
A team of index, market, ETF product and exchange experts recently gathered on Nasdaq #TradeTalks, hosted by Nasdaq Global Markets Reporter Jill Malandrino, for a virtual panel discussion to exchange views and perspectives on the #RussellRecon, which concludes at market close this Friday, June 26.Read more