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    Green gilts get a warm reception

    The U.K. government issued its first “green gilt” this week. The government was looking to raise 10 billion pounds from the bond sale. Investors submitted bids for more than 100 billion pounds, showing a massive appetite for this type of bond. A bid-to-cover ratio of over 10 times is rather impressive! What is a green gilt, and what can we learn about the future of the types of bonds governments might issue?