• Green bond index underperforms global bond market in 2022

    09 March 2023

    A leading green bond index underperformed the global aggregate fixed income index by six percentage points in 2022.

  • Sustainable bond fund performance struggles in 2022 market turmoil

    09 March 2023

    After struggling to outperform, sustainable bond fund managers are hopeful the volatility of 2022 presents opportunities in 2023. Ahren Lester reports

  • Euro sustainable bond funds assets set €17bn record in 2022

    02 March 2023

    Despite unprecedented bond market conditions, Euro sustainable bond funds continued to attract substantial fresh capital from eager investors. Ahren Lester reports

  • Liquidity is not a reason to avoid green bonds

    22 December 2022

    Despite lower trading volumes, there are no additional transaction costs for green bonds investment - meaning lingering liquidity concern is no reason for investors to avoid green bonds, Axa IM's Johann Plé tells Ahren Lester

  • Green bond fund assets reach $25bn

    17 March 2022

    Despite challenging market conditions, total assets in green bond funds hit $25 billion at the end of 2021. Ahren Lester reports

  • AXA IM launches social and sustainable bond fund

    15 February 2022

    AXA Investment Managers (IM) has launched a €30 million ($34 million) social and sustainable bond fund, with a focus on job creation, affordable housing and healthcare.

  • Axa launches short-duration green bond fund

    07 February 2022

    Axa Investment Managers (Axa IM) has launched an £11 million ($15 million) short-duration green bond fund, shortly after it added its second dedicated green bond fund to its product line.

  • Axa high yield green bond fund launched

    01 February 2022

    A 'dynamic' green bond fund has been launched to cater for investors who may be looking to take on extra risk.

  • Sustainable investors remain cautious on UK green gilts

    15 October 2021

    As the UK prepares to issue it second sovereign green bond after a record-breaking debut, sustainable investors continue to raise concerns about certain aspects of its green bond programme. Ahren Lester reports

  • £100bn orderbook for record-breaking £10bn UK green bond debut

    21 September 2021

    The UK secured a £100 billion ($137 billion) orderbook for its £10 billion maiden sovereign green bond, making it both the largest sovereign sustainable bond ever issued and the largest ever orderbook.