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Eurobonds – An Introduction

From its humble beginnings in the 1960s, when the market developed out of the need for banks to avoid US domestic banking restrictions, the Eurobond 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, including banks, corporates, governments and supranational organizations.

 

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 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

This course looks at Eurobonds, their features and characteristics and the different bond types in the market.

  • OBJECTIVES

    On completion of this course, 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

  • COURSE OUTLINE

    Topic 1: Introduction to Eurobonds

    What is a Eurobond?

    Definition of a Eurobond

    Growth of the Eurobond Market

    Eurobonds vs euro-denominated Bonds

    Eurobonds vs. Foreign Bonds

    Eurobonds – Similar Securities

    Topic 2: Features of Eurobonds

    Currency of Issue

    Coupon Payments

    Legal and Tax Issues

    Regulation

    Covenants

    Topic 3: Types of Eurobond

    Fixed Rate Eurobonds

    Step-up Eurobonds

    Zero Coupon Eurobonds

    Inflation-linked Eurobonds

    Dual Currency Eurobonds

    Convertible Eurobonds

    Eurobond Warrants

  • PREREQUISITE KNOWLEDGE

  • ESTIMATED COMPLETED TIME

    90 Minutes

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