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Deutsche Bank expands ESG debt products with green repo

The bank's debut within the product class comes after criticism that its asset management arm has overstated the sustainability characteristics of its ESG assets.

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Deutsche Bank AG has just completed its first green repurchase agreement, marking another foray into a world of increasingly complex ESG instruments.

It’s the latest example of product proliferation in a market that’s moving much faster than regulators. JPMorgan Chase & Co. has already said it plans to attach environmental, social and governance labels to all forms of finance, as ESG derivatives start to become a market fixture. Deutsche says it intends to continue expanding its offering of ESG instruments.

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