Bond Bookbuilding Pre-launch

Bond Bookbuilding Pre-launch

Nigel Owen

20 years: Debt capital markets

While bond pricing has different processes and conventions in individual markets, the bookbuilding process is much more universal. Nigel begins to explain this process by outlining the purpose of bookbuilding and the role of the syndicate bankers once the mandate is received.

While bond pricing has different processes and conventions in individual markets, the bookbuilding process is much more universal. Nigel begins to explain this process by outlining the purpose of bookbuilding and the role of the syndicate bankers once the mandate is received.

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Bond Bookbuilding Pre-launch

7 mins 6 secs

Overview

Bond bookbuilding involves an issuer, formally appointing a group of syndicate bankers to underwrite a bond. An optimal deal will raise the amount of money the issuer needs, paying the lowest interest rate, at a maturity that suits its business profile and financing needs.

Key learning objectives:

  • What is a syndicate banker’s job?

  • What requirements were put in place by MAR to address soft soundings?

  • What is discussed on the penultimate call between the syndicate bankers and the issuer?

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Nigel Owen

Nigel Owen

Nigel spent nearly 20 years in debt capital markets. During this time, he worked for The Royal Bank of Scotland, Royal Bank of Canada, and National Australia Bank. Nigel has moved across various teams including treasury, private placement, origination, and syndicate. He currently works for the National Australia Bank to run the new issuance desk in Europe.

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