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The Balance of Risks

Wilmington Wire
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May 16, 2022—Investors continue to be whipsawed by equity market volatility. The S&P 500 dropped 4.8% last week through mid-day Thursday before bouncing 4% to finish the week down just 1%. The S&P 500 has now logged six straight weeks of declines.In our client webinar last week, we explored whether the market volatility is the result of a growth scare or a prelude to a recession. On the economic side, our assessment is that inflation has peaked, and U.S.


The Rise of ESG Lending: Trends and Considerations

Corporate & Institutional

As with many areas of finance and investment, Environmental, Social, and Governance (ESG) consideration have increasingly made their presence known in the world of loan issuance. According to BloombergNEF, more than US$1.6 trillion in sustainable debt instruments were issued in 2021.[1] Nearly one-third of this activity occurred in loans rather than bonds.