MIT issues green property bonds to refinance green buildings, $370m, 24 yr, 3.959% coupon, Aaae. We like!

  MIT issues green property bonds to refinance green buildings, $370m, 24 yr, 3.959% coupon, Aaae. We like! I’ve been in Montreal today discussing the prospects for green property bonds and arguing it’s as much about re-financing as new projects. We want an owner of a green hotel chain to be …

New research on IR highlights major breakthroughs for business, and better engagement with investors

Integrated Reporting impacts market behaviour  New research on <IR> highlights major breakthroughs for business, and better engagement with investors Under embargo until 9.30am (CEST – Madrid) Wednesday 24 September 2014 – Two research studies released today demonstrate the significant changes to behaviour triggered by Integrated Reporting <IR>. They reveal strong evidence of positive …

Further corroding trust and confidence in government and government officials, another senior government official takes his turn through the highly lucrative revolving door onto Wall Street

Further corroding trust and confidence in government and government officials, another senior government official takes his turn through the highly lucrative revolving door onto Wall Street:Former Republican House Majority Leader Eric Cantor (R-VA), who stunningly lost a recent primary election largely due to his cozy ties to Wall Street, has landed …

Restoring Trust: In Markets and Politics

It’s common knowledge that human societies work most effectively and harmoniously where there are high levels of trust – in each other and our institutions.  Markets cannot operate without trust.  Wall Street is learning this as I discussed in Electronic Bulls, Bears & Pigs.  Confidence among retail investors has dropped since …

Incubating a non-dollar architecture

from  our Advisory Board member ,Frank  Bracho, Venezuela’s former ambassador to  India Incubating a non-dollar architecture The launch of the BRICS bank can now give the member countries confidence to experiment with other geoeconomic ambitions. Incubating a non-dollar financial architecture can be the next goal. There are existing models to …

RGS Energy: Troubling Inconsistencies

By Garvin Jabusch, cofounder and chief investment officer of Green Alpha® Advisors, LLC   RGS Energy: Troubling Inconsistencies Posted: 08 Jul 2014 04:47 PM PDT Garvin Jabusch About three weeks ago, I posted a piece called “RGS Energy, Tempered, Opportunistic Growth,” an optimistic bit of coverage on one of our holdings,  (RGSE), …

Waters Calls on Hensarling to Protect Investors, Fund SEC Exams

For Immediate Release                                                                                                                                              July 11, 2014                                                                                                                                                                     Follow us on Twitter: @FSCDems                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Waters Calls on Hensarling to Protect Investors, Fund SEC Exams WASHINGTON, D.C. – Citing the Securities and Exchange Commission’s (SEC) “abysmal” number of annual investment advisor examinations, the top …

AltEnergyStocks.com: RGS Energy: Troubling Inconsistencies

  RGS Energy: Troubling Inconsistencies Posted: 08 Jul 2014 04:47 PM PDT Garvin Jabusch About three weeks ago, I posted a piece called “RGS Energy, Tempered, Opportunistic Growth,” an optimistic bit of coverage on one of our holdings,  (RGSE), that included an 18-month price target of $10.00 per share. Since …

Conflicts of Interest, Investor Loss of Confidence, and High Speed Trading in U.S. Stock Markets

Watch Brad Katsuyama, featured in Michael Lewis’ bestseller Flash Boys, discuss issues affecting the US equity markets, particularly conflicts of interest in pricing structure, market design and technology architecture, such as high-frequency trading.   Presented before the Permanent Subcommittee on Investigations June 17, 2014 09:30AM, Room 216, Hart Senate Office …

[Blog] China’s CGN Wind issues RMB1bn ($161m) 5yr green bond with carbon-linked coupon

  China’s CGN Wind issues RMB1bn ($161m) 5yr green bond with carbon-linked coupon Posted: Jun 15, 2014 by Sean Kidney China’s CGN Wind (link is external) has issued a one billion yuan (link is external), five year bond to finance wind energy developments in Inner Mongolia, Guangdong, Xinjiang and Gansu. …