What are Medium-Term Notes? II

What are Medium-Term Notes? II

In the second part of Aya's video on Medium-Term Notes (MTNs), she discusses the benefits of issuing MTNs, explains the dealer's role and identifies the key buyers.
Overview

A Medium-Term Note is a form of privately placed debt in a bond format. They are especially useful to those people wishing to raise funds quickly, such as asset managers. A MTN dealer acts as an intermediary to an investor, executes transactions and provides hedging.

Key learning objectives:

  • Identify why companies issue MTNs, and who buys them

  • Discuss the role of a dealer in issuing MTNs

  • What is the motivation for a company to consider an inaugural private placement?

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Aya Suzuki

Aya Suzuki

Aya has spent 12 years at UBS Investment Bank. She started as a fixed income salesperson, covering institutional investors in Japan. In her second year, she moved to London and joined the Debt Syndicate desk within DCM, where she spent the following 11 years. There, Aya was in charge of origination, distribution and execution of private placements.

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