Corporate Bonds and Structured Financial Products

1st Edition

Print ISBN: 9781493302871
eBook ISBN: 9780080476872
Imprint: Butterworth-Heinemann
Published Date: 8th June 2004
Page Count: 416
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This book is a detailed account of the instruments that are used in the corporate bond markets, from conventional "plain vanilla" bonds to hybrid instruments and structured products. There is background information on bond pricing and yield, as well as a detailed look at the yield curve. The book covers the full set of instruments used by companies to raise finance, and which are aimed at a wide range of investors. It also discusses the analysis of these instruments. Topics covered include:

Bond basics The yield curve Callable bonds Convertible bonds Eurobonds Warrants Commercial paper Corporate bonds credit analysis Securitisation Asset-backed securities Mortgage-backed securities Collateralised Debt Obligations *Synthetic CDOs

Written by one of the leading names in the fixed income markets today, this book should prove to be an invaluable reference guide for all those with an interest in corporate bond markets, whether as practitioners, consultants or researchers.

Key Features

  • Covers every major aspect of corporate credit markets
  • Features bond instruments as well as aspects of bond analysis
  • Covers conventional bonds as well as securitisation and structured financial products


Investment Managers/Directors, Fixed Income Securities Traders, Financial Analysts in Banks and other financial institutions that have at least three years experience in the finance industry. The level of the books would be "professional" advanced.

Table of Contents

Fixed Income Securities: Primer on bond basics; Yield curve; Review of bond instruments; Hybrid securities; Corporate Debt Markets: Corporate debt markets; Callable bonds; Convertible bonds I; Convertible bonds II; The Eurobond Market I; Warrants; Medium-Term notes; Commercial Paper; Preference shares; US Municipal bonds; High Yield Bonds; Credit Analysis; Structured Financial Products: Intro to Securitisation; Mortgage-backed securities I; MBS II; ABS securities; CDOs; Synthetic CDOs.


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"At last, a book we can adopt as the standard reference work for everything connected with corporate debt markets and their derivatives. A truly great addition to the financial economics literature." -- Ketul Tanna, AVP, EMEA Investor Relations, JPMorgan Chase Bank "A trademark book in the author's trademark excellent style: accessible, detailed, informative. Essential reading for issuers and investors in credit markets." -- Daniel Shakhani, Fixed Income Sales, Royal Bank of Scotland