What is Debt Capital Markets (DCM)?

What is Debt Capital Markets (DCM)?

Tim Skeet

35 years: Debt capital markets

Tim provides a detailed overview of the debt capital markets - their uses, users, salient features and how the markets are regulated.

Tim provides a detailed overview of the debt capital markets - their uses, users, salient features and how the markets are regulated.

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What is Debt Capital Markets (DCM)?

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Overview

Debt capital markets refers to the market for debt issued by sovereign governments, government and supranational agencies, financial institutions and companies in the form of tradable securities, or bonds. Bonds are typically sold to a wide variety of investors and have an active trading, or secondary market. Bonds vary in the terms they offer but also in the riskiness of the issuers.

Key learning objectives:

  • Identify the principal users of the bond market

  • Understand how the bond market is segmented by type and category of investor

  • Outline the steps involved in issuing a bond and which parties are involved

  • Learn the rules that exist around information disclosure and why

  • Learn the features that investors look for in bonds

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