“IFC Treasurer: “Global debt markets are undergoing rapid transformation” – Bonds & Loans – September 10, 2019

On September 10, 2019 Bonds & Loans reported that “(b)Bond markets are not particularly well-known for being cutting edge. The vast majority of trading still takes place over the phone, and the settlement process more often than not still takes days rather than hours or minutes. But in emerging markets, where funding innovation is helping borrowers overcome capital bottlenecks and Fintech is enabling new pockets of growth, that perception is changing – and rightly so. We speak with John Gandolfo, the Treasurer of IFC, the private sector-focused arm of the World Bank, about the headwinds facing the global economy, the growing importance of sustainability, and what the rise of Fintech and Regtech means for emerging market debt.”

The interview covers a wide range of topics, including:

  • Blended finance;
  • ESG-linked borrowing; and
  • frameworks such as the Green, Social and Sustainability Bond Principles; the Green Loan Principles; and the Sustainability Linked Loan Principles.

You may read the interview on the Bonds & Loans internet site.