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Investor Relations

A leading triple-A borrower, ADB raises funds regularly through bond issues in international and domestic capital markets, reflecting strong credit fundamentals and conservative financial policies.

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Investor Presentation

The ADB Investor Presentation provides an overview of the Asian Development Bank, its operations, and other information relevant to prospective investors.

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Did You Know? Green Bonds in 2 Minutes

Green bonds give investors the opportunity to invest in activities that provide a steady return and help the planet at the same time.

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Q&A: Jonathan Grosvenor on Mobilizing Capital for Asia’s Development through Local Currency Bonds

ADB Assistant Treasurer Jonathan Grosvenor shares ADB’s strategy and plans for issuing local currency bonds in its developing member countries (DMCs), and how these bonds can help promote local capital market development.

ADB as a Borrower

A leading triple-A borrower, ADB raises funds regularly through international capital markets.

ADB’s overriding borrowing objective is to ensure availability of funds at the most stable and lowest possible cost for the benefit of its OCR borrowers. Subject to this objective, ADB seeks to diversify its sources of funding across markets, instruments, and maturities, and has so far issued bonds in 42 currencies.

ADB pursues a strategy of:

  • issuing liquid benchmark bonds to maintain a strong presence in key currency bond markets; and
  • raising funds through bonds issued in both public and private placement format in various currency markets.

ADB also seeks to develop domestic capital markets in its developing member countries through local currency borrowings and derivative activities.

ADB Debt Products

ADB's borrowing proceeds finance Ordinary Capital Resources operations, including development projects and programs within its developing members with the aim of reducing poverty in Asia and the Pacific region.

Credit Fundamentals

ADB's capital structure provides the greatest levels of security for fixed income investors, as a result of strong governance and conservative financial management, supported by a strong balance sheet, and backed by sovereign shareholders.

ADB Green and Blue Bonds

ADB Green Bonds

Green bonds include investments that support climate change mitigation and climate change adaptation. Blue bonds include investments that contribute to: (i) marine and coastal ecosystem management and restoration (ii) pollution control for marine and coastal environments, including the rivers that drain to the ocean, and/or (iii) sustainable coastal and marine development.

ADB Theme Bonds

ADB Theme Bonds

ADB launched its first theme bond for sustainable development in 2010, in response to a growing demand among its investor base to highlight key initiatives. The projects funded by theme bonds are aligned with the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) adopted by the United Nations on quality education, gender equality, clean water and sanitation, and good health.

Fast Facts


263 million*

People living in extreme poverty or below $1.90/day

400 million

Asians lacking electricity

1.5 billion

Asians lacking basic sanitation

300 million

People with no access to safe drinking water

Source: Strategy 2030: Achieving a Prosperous, Inclusive, Resilient, and Sustainable Asia and the Pacific

*ADB estimates based on World Bank's PovcalNet database, as of March 2020


Queries related to ADB's activities in the capital markets may be addressed to:

Asian Development Bank
Treasury Department
Funding Division
6 ADB Avenue, Mandaluyong City, 1550
Metro Manila, Philippines

  Tel +63 2 8683 1204
  Fax +63 2 8632 4120