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Finance 2008 (3)

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InnovationClimate Awareness Bond.
Originality6
Rationale6
Impact4
Total16
DescriptionThe firm has put into place a structure to implement an idea from EIB to raise funds for green projects.

Finance 2008 (2)

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InnovationDP World £2.4bn Initial Public Offering on the Dubai International Financial Exchange.
Originality6
Rationale5
Impact6
Total17
DescriptionThe largest ever IPO in the Middle East and the first on the DIFX. The firm managed to overcome the potential obstacle of the sukuk and made unwieldly documentation available on the internet without breaching US securities regulations.

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InnovationShaping the covered bond market in The Netherlands and beyond.
Originality7
Rationale6
Impact5
Total18
DescriptionThe firm, with ABN Amro, set up the first covered bond in The Netherlands. They borrowed and simplified the UK model and are now rolling out their expertise to other jurisdictions.