Market TrendsGoldman Sachs launches a retail trading application.
Institutional investors want in before it’s too late! The retail investing market exploded from the beginning of the pandemic, with dozens of commission free apps being launched. Goldman Sachs decided to offer robo-advisory services to individual investors with only a $1000 budget. That’s right, you no longer need to have your net worth end in "illion" to become their client!
Responsible InvestmentBeer giant's new credit facility.
Anheuser-Busch InBev entered the sustainable finance market with Sustainability Linked Loan Revolving Credit Facility. It incorporates a pricing mechanism that incentivizes improvement in four key performance areas aligned with the company’s 2025 Sustainability Goals, including water stewardship, circular packaging, renewable energy and emissions reduction.
Positive environmental eventsSouth Korea’s largest auto-finance company issues US$600 million green bonds.
The new offering marked Hyundai Capital’s largest-ever green bonds and fifth green bond issuance in the international bond market. Proceeds will be used for auto financial services for eco-friendly vehicles related to green projects in accordance with the company's Sustainable Financing Framework.
Market TrendsTop rated ESG funds in Europe.
In partnership with Last Word Research, ESG Clarity has scoured the fund ratings from providers Morningstar, Square Mile Investment Consulting & Research, Refinitiv/Lipper and MSCI to come up with a table of funds that have scored the highest among all providers. You can check out the list in the link source.
Market TrendsAI as a climate change solution?
This week we found another article by FT that features technology and climate change topics. This time it’s about Bill Gates and his approach to helping our planet with technological breakthrough. The article is quite philosophical, so make sure you find a comfortable spot on your balcony with a good cup of coffee (or wine, it’s Friday after all).