Fixed Income - Part 2
From its humble beginnings in the 1960s, when it developed out of the need for banks to avoid US domestic banking restrictions, the Eurobond (international bond) market has continued to thrive up to the present day. It has changed beyond recognition over the years and now represents an important source of funding for a variety of borrowers.
Although it has been around since 1963, the Eurobond market is still in the relatively early days of its evolution (the first US government securities were authorized way back in 1790). The introduction of the euro has given it a further impetus and it is generally expected that the market will develop and grow even further in the coming years. This tutorial looks at Eurobonds, their features and characteristics and the different types in the market.
On completion of this tutorial, you will be able to:
- Define a Eurobond and explain how they differ from other bond issues
- Outline the main features and characteristics of Eurobonds
- List and describe the different types of Eurobonds
Topic 1: Introduction to Eurobonds
Topic 2: Features of Eurobonds
Topic 3: Types of Eurobond