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Debt Capital Markets

This is the latest in my series of posts guiding you through the world of debt capital markets. I hope the series is proving useful to you.

If you hadn’t realised that this post was part of a series, then perhaps I can interest you in this page, which contains links to all the articles so far.

In today’s post, we’ll be looking at the specialist structuring teams within debt capital markets, as well as considering the work done by department legal teams. [continue reading…]

Debt Capital Markets 101: What does DCM syndicate do?

This is the fifth post in my guide to debt capital markets. All of the previous posts in the series can be found here.

In this post, I’ll be focusing on the role of the syndicate team within a debt capital markets department. [continue reading…]

Hello and welcome to the fourth post in my introductory series about debt capital markets.  If you haven’t read the previous posts, you can read them here.

In this post, I’ll be covering :

  • How debt capital markets departments are generally structured; and
  • The role of a debt capital markets originator

Let’s get straight into it. [continue reading…]

Debt Capital Markets 101: How do the bond markets work?

So now you know a bit about what the debt capital markets are, let’s learn a bit about how they work in practice.

This post is the third in my series that introduces you to the world of debt capital markets.  If you haven’t read the previous posts, you can read them here.

In this post, I’ll be covering the following questions:

  • What are bonds?
  • Who issues them?
  • Who buys them?

So let’s start at the beginning and consider the first thing needed in order for a market to function: the product that is bought and sold, namely bonds. [continue reading…]

Debt Capital Markets 101: What ‘is’ Debt Capital Markets?

Debt capital markets

Please excuse the grammatically-incorrect headline (the problem with an industry that doesn’t know if it is a singular or a plural).

This post is the second in my series that introduces you to the world of debt capital markets.  If you haven’t read my introduction (and I suggest you do), you can read it here.

In this post, I’ll be covering the following questions:

  • What are the debt capital markets?
  • What is the aim of a debt capital market department (and how do they make money)?
  • What do people mean by the term ‘fixed income’?

So, without further ado, let’s dive in. [continue reading…]

Debt Capital Markets 101: Introduction

This is the first in a series of posts that aim to educate you about the world of debt capital markets.

Armed with the knowledge that I will provide (at no cost to you), you will outperform other candidates in the competitive investment banking jobs market.

I have drawn upon my 12 years as a successful debt capital markets professional to provide the information you need, in a clear and concise format. [continue reading…]