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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.

Institutional Document

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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ADB Gender Investor Brief

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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 38 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 Bonds

ADB Green Bonds

The Green Bond program enables ADB to support its developing member countries seeking to mitigate greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions and adapt to the consequences of climate change, whilst delivering environmentally sustainable growth to help reduce poverty and improve the quality of life of their people.

ADB Water Bonds

ADB Water Bonds

Water in Asia and the Pacific is threatened by growth, misuse, and pollution. ADB has issued more than $1.5 billion in bonds for projects addressing these problems.

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
? Email