What are Medium-Term Notes? I

What are Medium-Term Notes? I

Aya Suzuki

15 years: Capital markets

A Medium-Term Note, or MTN, is a form of privately placed debt in a bond format. In this video, Aya answers the questions: what is a MTN, what is a private placement and what are the differences between MTNs and Public Benchmark Transactions?

A Medium-Term Note, or MTN, is a form of privately placed debt in a bond format. In this video, Aya answers the questions: what is a MTN, what is a private placement and what are the differences between MTNs and Public Benchmark Transactions?

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What are Medium-Term Notes? I

10 mins 17 secs

Overview

A Medium-Term Note refers to any fixed-income security with a maturity longer than 1 year. They are typically issued by financial institutions, corporations, and public finance borrowers.

Key learning objectives:

  • Define MTNs, MTN programmes and Private Placement

  • Explain the differences between MTNs and Benchmark transactions

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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.