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Zach Tokura

Zach Tokura
Vice President, MSCI Research

About the Contributor

Zach Tokura is a member of the research team focused on model validation and best practices, providing clients with customized modeling recommendations across MSCI analytics. His main areas of research include developing validation techniques in areas where no standards exist, such as private asset classes, and conducting research at the intersection of regulatory and market trends and their impact on single-security analytics.

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  1. BLOG

    Cross-Currency Credit Spreads: Mind the Gap 

    Feb 8, 2021 Michael Hayes , Zach Tokura

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    An issuer’s credit spread should be consistent when measured in the USD- or EUR-denominated markets, because both are measuring the same credit risk. Yet divergence can occur as a result of liquidity or supply-demand imbalances, such as those in the COVID crisis.

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    Have corporate green bonds offered lower yields? 

    Mar 10, 2020 Zach Tokura

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    Green bonds tended to offer lower yields than comparable non-green corporate bonds. What could explain green bonds’ lower yields? And is there any relationship between green-bond issuers’ environmental scores and bond yields?

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