There is definite proof that sustainability-focused funds are outperforming their conventional counterparts. But some experts believe the traditional explanations for this are wrong.
Dominic Hudson will head the team based in RBCÆs Sydney office. He is accompanied by Stan Nikiforou, Rim Foy and Matthew McKenna, all who departed Rothschild to join the new division.
The quartette will report to Wayne Jarman, vice-chairman of RBC Capital Markets in Australia and Adrian Bell, global head of infrastructure finance.
Their job is to originate domestic and global deals, and to provide local expertise to RBCÆs international clients looking to bid for assets and projects in Australia and New Zealand. The firm wants to offer investing banking services to the public and private sectors, and arrange financing for infrastructure, transport, utilities and essential services.
RBC, as a bank, has operated in Australia for many years and RBC Capital Markets is an underwriter, for example, of Kangaroo bonds.
The firm hopes to build on its success in Europe where it has recently advised the French national rail infrastructure company Reseau Ferre de France on the Ç1.2 billion rail bypass from Nimes to Montpelier. It has also worked on the privatisation of the Brussels and Copenhagen airports, the M1/Westlink road in Ireland and the M77 motorway in the UK.
In the US, RBC was co-arranger for the debt financing of Macquarie BankÆs acquisition of Connecticut-based water utility company Aquarion.
Investors can still find spread premiums in niche private debt, with the asset class's prognosis looking strong, said a keynote speaker at AsianInvestor’s latest summit on Wednesday.
AsianInvestor details the second part of our marquee award winners for 2021, which includes the standout ESG adviser and also the asset manager of the year.
AsianInvestor reveals the first half of our marquee winners for this year's Asset Management awards, including best asset service provider and top alternative fund houses.
The number of millionaires in mainland China grew by 35% in 2020, while the number of millionaires in Hong Kong fell by 7%, according to a new report from the private bank.