Institutional Bond Loans
Platinum Global Bridging Finance provides institutional bond loans and institutional bond financing funding through their close links to our private lending institutions we have developed close relationships with. We can offer various bond loan structures to release monies from your existing bond in as little as 10 to 14 days. We mainly use off market private lending institutions with access to capital from investment funds and high net worth lending pools not available on the open lending market. Our lenders range from Banks, Investment Banks, Private Family Offices, Financial Institutions, Private Institutions, Asset Managers, Hedge Fund Lenders, Specialist private institutional bond lenders all the way through to High Net Worth Private Individuals that can take a specialist view upon investment grade bonds. Our diverse lenders are based around the world in Europe, United States, London, Hong Kong, Singapore and Switzerland. We cover nearly all institutional bond lending markets globally and can secure the best lending terms for our bond lending clients. We cover non recourse bond loans, non title transfer bond loans, title transfer bond loans and our lenders can also look to loan against trade-able bonds and other stock market tradable instruments with an ISIN code. If your financial product has an identifiable International Securities Identification Number (ISIN) code we can look for lending terms for you from our range of lenders. Lending amounts can be from USD3m but as bond values tend to start from USD100m and move upwards into the billions of US dollars our lenders normally lend from USD100m and have capabilities to issue lending up to USD2 billion.
Bong Loan Criteria
Our lenders Fixed Income Loan product means that they will loan against bonds.
The criteria is pretty strict for bonds which is listed as per below:
- Must have ISIN
- Must have a credit rating by a recognized agency
- Issuer of the bond must be based in an accepted market
- Corporate bonds only, no government bonds or other types of notes
- Needs to have trading activity
- Bond must have more than 24 months remaining until maturity (min loan term is 24 mo)
- Min loan amount is strictly adhered to
- Only bonds from secondary market are accepted, no primary issuance’s (new issuance’s direct from the company)
- Position offered should not exceed 5%-10% of total issuance
There are five main types of bonds:
- Corporate bonds are debt securities issued by private and public corporations.
- U.S. Treasuries are issued by the U.S. Department of the Treasury on behalf of the federal government. They carry the full faith and credit of the U.S. government, making them a safe and popular investment. Types of U.S. Treasury debt include:
- Treasury Bills. Short-term securities maturing in a few days to 52 weeks
- Notes. Longer-term securities maturing within ten years
- Bonds. Long-term securities that typically mature in 30 years and pay interest every six months
- TIPS. Treasury Inflation-Protected Securities are notes and bonds whose principal is adjusted based on changes in the Consumer Price Index. TIPS pay interest every six months and are issued with maturities of five, ten, and 30 years.
- Investment-grade. These bonds have a higher credit rating, implying less credit risk, than high-yield corporate bonds.
- High-yield. These bonds have a lower credit rating, implying higher credit risk, than investment-grade bonds and, therefore, offer higher interest rates in return for the increased risk.
- Municipal bonds, called “munis,” are debt securities issued by states, cities, counties and other government entities. Types of “munis” include:
- General obligation bonds. These bonds are not secured by any assets; instead, they are backed by the “full faith and credit” of the issuer, which has the power to tax residents to pay bondholders.
- Revenue bonds. Instead of taxes, these bonds are backed by revenues from a specific project or source, such as highway tolls or lease fees. Some revenue bonds are “non-recourse,” meaning that if the revenue stream dries up, the bondholders do not have a claim on the underlying revenue source.
- Conduit bonds. Governments sometimes issue municipal bonds on behalf of private entities such as non-profit colleges or hospitals. These “conduit” borrowers typically agree to repay the issuer, who pays the interest and principal on the bonds. If the conduit borrower fails to make a payment, the issuer usually is not required to pay the bondholders.
Our unique relationships with our private institutional lenders allows us to offer Corporate Bond Loans, US Treasury Bond Loans, Investment Grade Bond Loans, High Yield Bond Loans and Municipal Bond Loans along with many other types of loans against institutional bonds.
What are Bonds ?
Bonds are issued by organizations generally for a period of more than one year to raise money by borrowing.
Organizations in order to raise capital issue bond to investors which is nothing but a financial contract, where the organization promises to pay the principal amount and interest (in the form of coupons) to the holder of the bond after a certain date. (Also called maturity date).Some Bonds do not pay interest to the investors, however it is mandatory for the issuers to pay the principal amount to the investors.
What is a Maturity Date ?
Maturity date refers to the final date for the payment of any financial product when the principal along with the interest needs to be paid to the investor by the issuer.
Characteristics of a Bond
- A bond is generally a form of debt which the investors pay to the issuers for a defined time frame. In a layman’s language, bond holders offer credit to the company issuing the bond.
- Bonds generally have a fixed maturity date.
- All bonds repay the principal amount after the maturity date; however some bonds do pay the interest along with the principal to the bond holders.
Other Types of Bonds
Following are the types of bonds:
Fixed Rate Bonds
In Fixed Rate Bonds, the interest remains fixed through out the tenure of the bond. Owing to a constant interest rate, fixed rate bonds are resistant to changes and fluctuations in the market. We can offer fixed rate bond loans.
Floating Rate Bonds
Floating rate bonds have a fluctuating interest rate (coupons) as per the current market reference rate. We can offer floating rate rate bond loans.
Zero Interest Rate Bonds
Zero Interest Rate Bonds do not pay any regular interest to the investors. In such types of bonds, issuers only pay the principal amount to the bond holders. We can offer zero interest rate bond loans.
Inflation Linked Bonds
Bonds linked to inflation are called inflation linked bonds. The interest rate of Inflation linked bonds is generally lower than fixed rate bonds. We can offer inflation linked bond loans.
Bonds with no maturity dates are called perpetual bonds. Holders of perpetual bonds enjoy interest throughout. We can offer perpetual bond loans.
Bonds which are given less priority as compared to other bonds of the company in cases of a close down are called subordinated bonds. In cases of liquidation, subordinated bonds are given less importance as compared to senior bonds which are paid first. We can offer subordinated bond loans.
Bearer Bonds do not carry the name of the bond holder and anyone who possesses the bond certificate can claim the amount. If the bond certificate gets stolen or misplaced by the bond holder, anyone else with the paper can claim the bond amount. We can offer bearer bond loans.
War Bonds are issued by any government to raise funds in cases of war. We can offer war bond loans.
Bonds maturing over a period of time in installments are called serial bonds. We can offer serial bond loans.
Climate Bonds are issued by any government to raise funds when the country concerned faces any adverse changes in climatic conditions. We can offer climate bond loans.
What Are Corporate Bonds?
A bond is a debt obligation, like an IOU. Investors who buy corporate bonds are lending money to the company issuing the bond. In return, the company makes a legal commitment to pay interest on the principal and, in most cases, to return the principal when the bond comes due, or matures.
To understand bond loans, it is helpful to compare them with stocks. When you buy a share of common stock, you own equity in the company and will receive any dividends declared and paid by the company. When you buy a corporate bond, you do not own equity in the company. You will receive only the interest and principal on the bond, no matter how profitable the company becomes or how high its stock price climbs. But if the company runs into financial difficulties, it still has a legal obligation to make timely payments of interest and principal. The company has no similar obligation to pay dividends to shareholders. In a bankruptcy, bond investors have priority over shareholders in claims on the company’s assets.
Like all investments, bonds carry risks. One key risk to a bondholder is that the company may fail to make timely payments of interest or principal. If that happens, the company will default on its bonds. This “default risk” makes the creditworthiness of the company—that is, its ability to pay its debt obligations on time—an important concern to bondholders.
What are the basic types of corporate bonds?
Corporate bonds make up one of the largest components of the U.S. bond market, which is considered the largest securities market in the world. Other components include U.S. Treasury bonds, other U.S. government bonds, and municipal bonds.
Companies use the proceeds from bond sales for a wide variety of purposes, including buying new equipment, investing in research and development, buying back their own stock, paying shareholder dividends, refinancing debt, and financing mergers and acquisitions.
A bond loan can be classified according to their maturity, which is the date when the company has to pay back the principal to investors. Maturities can be short term (less than three years), medium term (four to 10 years), or long term (more than 10 years). Longer-term bonds usually offer higher interest rates, but may entail additional risks.
Bonds and the companies that issue them are also classified according to their credit quality. Credit rating agencies assign credit ratings based on their evaluation of the risk that the company may default on its bonds. Credit rating agencies periodically review their bond ratings and may revise them if conditions or expectations change.
Based on their credit ratings, bonds can be either investment grade or non-investment grade. Investment-grade bonds are considered more likely than non-investment grade bonds to be paid on time. Non-investment grade bonds, which are also called high-yield or speculative bonds, generally offer higher interest rates to compensate investors for greater risk.
Bonds also differ according to the type of interest payments they offer. Many bonds pay a fixed rate of interest throughout their term. Interest payments are called coupon payments, and the interest rate is called the coupon rate. With a fixed coupon rate, the coupon payments stay the same regardless of changes in market interest rates.
Other bonds offer floating rates that are reset periodically, such as every six months. These bonds adjust their interest payments to changes in market interest rates. Floating rates are based on a bond index or other benchmark. For example, the floating rate may equal the interest rate on a certain type of Treasury bond plus 1%.
One type of bond makes no interest payments until the bond matures. These are called zero-coupon bonds, because they make no coupon payments. Instead, the bond makes a single payment at maturity that is higher than the initial purchase price. For example, an investor may pay $800 to purchase a five-year, zero-coupon bond with a face value of $1,000. The company pays no interest on the bond for the next five years, and then, at maturity, pays $1,000—equal to the purchase price of $800 plus interest, or original issue discount, of $200. Investors in zero-coupon bonds generally must pay taxes each year on a prorated share of the interest before the interest is actually paid at maturity.
What Are US Treasuries Bonds
Treasury bonds (T-bonds) are government debt securities issued by the U.S. Federal government that have maturities greater than 20 years. T-bonds earn periodic interest until maturity, at which point the owner is also paid a par amount equal to the principal. Treasury bonds are part of the larger category of U.S. sovereign debt known collectively as treasuries, which are typically regarded as virtually risk-free since they are backed by the U.S. government’s ability to tax its citizens.
Treasury bonds (T-bonds) are one of four types of debt issued by the U.S. Department of the Treasury to finance the U.S. government’s spending activities. The four types of debt are Treasury bills, Treasury notes, Treasury bonds, and Treasury Inflation-Protected Securities (TIPS). These securities vary by maturity and coupon payments.
All of them are considered benchmarks to their comparable fixed-income categories because they are virtually risk-free. T-bonds are backed by the U.S. government, and the U.S. government can raise taxes and increase revenue to ensure full payments. These investments are also considered benchmarks in their respective fixed-income categories because they offer a base risk-free rate of investment with the categories’ lowest return. T-bonds have long duration’s, issued with maturities of between 20 and 30 years.
As is true for other government bonds, T-bonds make interest payments semiannually, and the income received is only taxed at the federal level. Treasury bonds are issued at monthly online auctions held directly by the U.S. Treasury. A bond’s price and its yield are determined during the auction. After that, T-bonds are traded actively in the secondary market and can be purchased through a bank or broker.
Individual investors often use T-bonds to keep a portion of their retirement savings risk-free, to provide a steady income in retirement, or to set aside savings for a child’s education or other major expenses. Investors must hold their T-bonds for a minimum of 45 days before they can be sold on the secondary market.
Treasury Bond Considerations
Treasury Bond Maturity Ranges
Treasury bonds are issued with maturities that can range from 20 to 30 years. They are issued with a minimum denomination of $100, and coupon payments on the bonds are paid semiannually. The bonds are initially sold through an auction; the maximum purchase amount is $5 million if the bid is noncompetitive (or 35% of the offering if the bid is competitive). A competitive bid states the rate the bidder is willing to accept; it is accepted depending on how it compares with the set rate of the bond. A noncompetitive bid ensures the bidder gets the bond, but they have to accept the set rate. After the auction, the bonds can be sold in the secondary market.
The Treasury Bond Secondary Market
There is an active secondary market for T-bonds, making the investments highly liquid. The secondary market also makes the price of T-bonds fluctuate considerably in the trading market. As such, current auction and yield rates of T-bonds dictate their pricing levels on the secondary market. Similar to other types of bonds, T-bonds on the secondary market see prices go down when auction rates increase because the value of the bond’s future cash flows is discounted at the higher rate. Inversely, when prices increase, auction rate yields decrease.
Treasury Bond Yields
In the fixed-income market, T-bond yields help to form the yield curve, which includes the full range of investments offered by the U.S. government. The yield curve diagrams yield by maturity, and it is most often upward sloping (with lower maturities offering lower rates than longer-dated maturities). However, the yield curve can become inverted when long-term rates are lower than short-term rates. An inverted yield curve can signal an upcoming recession.
What Is An Investment Grade Bond?
Bonds that are believed to have a lower risk of default and receive higher ratings by the credit rating agencies, namely bonds rated Baa (by Moody’s) or BBB (by S&P and Fitch) or above. These bonds tend to be issued at lower yields than less creditworthy bonds.
An investment grade is a rating that signifies a municipal or corporate bond presents a relatively low risk of default. Bond rating firms like Standard & Poor’s and Moody’s use different designations, consisting of the upper- and lower-case letters “A” and “B,” to identify a bond’s credit quality rating.
“AAA” and “AA” (high credit quality) and “A” and “BBB” (medium credit quality) are considered investment grade. Credit ratings for bonds below these designations (“BB,” “B,” “CCC,” etc.) are considered low credit quality, and are commonly referred to as “junk bonds.”
Understanding Investment Grade Bonds
Credit ratings are extremely important because they convey the risk associated with buying a certain bond. An investment grade credit rating indicates a low risk of a credit default, making it an attractive investment vehicle—especially to conservative investors.
Investors should note that government bonds, also known as Treasuries, are not subject to credit quality ratings, yet these securities are nevertheless considered to be of the very highest credit quality.
In the case of municipal and corporate bond funds, a fund company’s literature, such as its fund prospectus and independent investment research reports, will report an “average credit quality” for the fund’s portfolio as a whole.
Investment Grade Bond Credit Rating
Investment grade issuer credit ratings are those rated above BBB- or Baa. The exact ratings depend on the credit rating agency. For Standard & Poor’s, investment grade credit ratings include:
Companies with any credit rating in this category boast a high capacity to repay their loans; however, those awarded an AAA rating stand at the top of the heap and are deemed to have the highest capacity of all, to repay loans.
The next category down includes the following ratings:
Companies with these ratings are considered to be stable entities with robust capacities for repaying their financial commitments. However, such companies may encounter challenges during deteriorating economic conditions.
The bottom tier of investment grade credit ratings delivered by Standard and Poor’s include:
Companies with these ratings are widely considered to be “speculative grade” and are even more vulnerable to changing economic conditions than the prior group. Nevertheless, these companies largely demonstrate the ability to meet their debt payment obligations.
According to Moody’s, investment grade bonds comprise the following credit ratings:
The highest-rated Aaa bonds possess the least credit risk of a company’s potential failure to repay loans. By contrast, the mid-tier Baa-rated companies may still have speculative elements, presenting high credit risk–especially those companies that paid debt with expected future cash flows, that failed to materialize as projected.
What is a high-yield corporate bond?
A high-yield corporate bond is a type of corporate bond that offers a higher rate of interest because of its higher risk of default. When companies with a greater estimated default risk issue bonds, they may be unable to obtain an investment-grade bond credit rating. As a result, they typically issue bonds with higher interest rates in order to entice investors and compensate them for this higher risk.
High-yield bond issuers may be companies characterized as highly leveraged or those experiencing financial difficulties. Smaller or emerging companies may also have to issue high-yield bonds to offset unproven operating histories or because their financial plans may be considered speculative or risky.
What are some key risks in high-yield corporate bonds?
Some investors with a greater risk tolerance may find high-yield corporate bonds attractive, particularly in low interest rate environments. If you are considering buying a high-yield bond, it is important that you understand the risks involved.
Default risk.Also referred to as credit risk, this is the risk that a company will fail to make timely interest or principal payments and default on its bond. Defaults also can occur if the company fails to meet certain terms of its debt agreement. Because high-yield bonds are typically issued by companies with higher risks of default, this risk is particularly important to consider when investing in high-yield bonds.
Interest rate risk.Market interest rates have a major impact on bond investments. The price of a bond moves in the opposite direction than market interest rates—like opposing ends of a seesaw. This presents investors with interest rate risk, which is common to all bonds. In addition, the longer the bond’s maturity, the more time there is for rates to change and, as a result, affect the price of the bond. Therefore, bonds with longer maturities generally present greater interest rate risk than bonds of similar credit quality that have shorter maturities.
Economic risk. If the economy falters, some investors are likely to try to sell their bonds. In what is known as a “flight to quality,” a number of investors may decide to replace their riskier high-yield bonds with safer ones, such as U.S. Treasury bonds. If there are more sellers than buyers for high-yield bonds, the supply will exceed demand and prices of the bonds will fall. In addition, some companies that issue high-yield bonds may be less able to weather challenging economic circumstances, increasing the risk of default.
Liquidity risk. Liquidity is the ability to sell an asset, such as a bond, for cash when the owner chooses. Bonds that are traded frequently and at high volumes may have stronger liquidity than bonds that trade less frequently. Liquidity risk is the risk that investors seeking to sell their bonds may not receive a price that reflects the true value of the bonds (based on the bond’s interest rate and creditworthiness of the company). High-yield bonds may be subject to more liquidity risk than, for example, investment-grade bonds.
What Are Municipal Bonds?
A municipal bond is a debt security issued by a state, municipality or county to finance its capital expenditures, including the construction of highways, bridges or schools. They can be thought of as loans that investors make to local governments. Municipal bonds are exempt from federal taxes and most state and local taxes, making them especially attractive to people in high income tax brackets.
Understanding Municipal Bonds
A municipal bond is a debt obligation issued by a nonprofit organization, a private-sector corporation or another public entity using the loan for public projects such as constructing schools, hospitals and highways.
Types of Municipal Bonds
A municipal bond is categorized based on the source of its interest payments and principal repayments. A bond can be structured in different ways offering various benefits, risks and tax treatments. Income generated by a municipal bond may be taxable. For example, a municipality may issue a bond not qualified for federal tax exemption, resulting in the generated income being subject to federal taxes.
Municipal Bond Risks
Default risk is low for municipal bonds when compared with corporate bonds. However, revenue bonds are more vulnerable to changes in consumer tastes or general economic downturns than GO bonds. For example, a facility delivering water, treating sewage or providing other fundamental services has more dependable revenue than a park’s rentable shelter area.
As a fixed-income security, the market price of a municipal bond fluctuates with changes in interest rates: When interest rates rise, bond prices decline; when interest rates decline, bond prices rise. In addition, a bond with a longer maturity is more susceptible to interest rate changes than a bond with a shorter maturity, causing even greater changes in the municipal bond investor’s income. Furthermore, the majority of municipal bonds are illiquid; an investor needing immediate cash has to sell other securities instead.
Many municipal bonds carry call provisions, allowing the issuer to redeem the bond prior to the maturity date. An issuer typically calls a bond when interest rates drop and reissues municipal bonds at a lower interest rate. When a bond is called, investors lose income from interest payments and face reinvesting in a bond with a lower return.
What Are Institutional Bond Loans
We help with capitalization through the release of funds from an institutional bond. As mentioned these can be corporate bonds, investment grade bonds, high yield bonds, municipal bonds and treasuries.This allows bond holders or owners of publicly traded bonds the flexibility to gain access to the locked up value of their freely traded bond holding position. The bond financing transaction program is designed specifically for corporations, its employees, officers and major holders of publicly traded bonds while providing total privacy to our clients. Our goal is to help you obtain the best institutional bond financing structures possible in today’s marketplace. If you’ve never considered bond loans, bond financing to release equity, or the unique proprietary forms of capitalization that will put liquidity in your pocket, we can help you understand how your liquidity options work with an equity release plan from your institutional grade bond.
We always go the extra mile to get you the best rates, lowest fees, and terms you deserve for your institutional grade bond borrowing and lending.
How Long Does It Take To Get An Institutional Bond Loan?
Our unique position with links to a number of Institutional Bond Loan lenders means we collaborate with owners of publicly and privately traded stocks on the terms of each and every stock lending financing transaction. Our process is quick, transparent and completely confidential. Financing proceeds can be used for personal or business purposes, or to diversify or hedge current stock positions. Funding is quick with a transaction closing in as little as 10 to 14 business days. Same day funding is available contact us to find out more.
What Are the Institutional Bond Loan Borrowing Amounts?
We can provide non recourse institutional bond loans from $500,000 to $2bn USD through our network of private institutions. We do require the bonds being refinanced to have a minimum turnover but we do work with several securities financing houses that offer the lowest bond volume turnover in the business.
Terms of providing you with liquidity and funding are based on evaluation of the risk and future performance associated with the securities involved in the transaction. The term of the transaction is typically 3 to 5 years, with Interest payments or Maintenance Fees on quarterly or semi-annual bases. Our bond financing and provision of liquidity are interest only, or accompanied by modest Maintenance Fees, and additionally, are non-recourse. The recipient of funding has the option of simply walking away at any time with no further liability and no personal or corporate guarantees.
In the event of a default, our stocks and securities lenders do not report to any credit bureaus or governmental agencies, nor do we file any public notice. There is no adverse consequence to the client’s credit.
Due to the unique tax and legal issues involved with transactions involving publicly traded bonds, anyone considering alternative financing should consult both tax and legal counsel.
Many people ask what are investment bond refinancing? Investment bond refinancing is essential so investors or bond holders can access the bond lending market to access equity release and invest in either the securities market or use the funds for personal use such as purchasing a boat or maybe fine art or collectibles. Its important to have an option to access funds stored in institutional bonds investment plan and portfolio risk assessment so that you have a target to aim for.
Investment Bond Funding Process
- Capital Recipient (or “client”) submits inquiry for funding by providing a bond or ISIN code and target transaction amount.
- We determine the viability of the transaction, and calculates a maximum transaction amount, relative to the value of the institutional bond and an interest rate, or Maintenance Fee, based on an assessment of both short and long term risks.
- We issue a term sheet to client to review.
- Terms are negotiated and finalized.
- We send contract documents to client for review.
- Final contract is negotiated and signed.
- Both parties coordinate a delivery date with their respective brokerage.
- Transaction is funded normally 3 to 7 days after.
- Investment bond transactions can be funded with 1 day in extreme situations.
What Is A Non-Recourse Institutional Bond Loan?
A non-recourse Institutional Bond loan also know as collateral loans is a type of loan that uses equity in a publicly and non publicly traded institutional investment bonds to secure the loan. It is an excellent way for individuals and business owners to tap into the value of their investment bonds easily and quickly without having to wait too long for the money.
Traded and non traded investment bonds can be a critical financing source for entrepreneurs. A traded and non traded investment bond is a resource they can quickly access to fund business operations.
The loan amount is determined by a loan to value (LTV) ratio which means the loan amount may be equal to 80% of the value of the investment bond needed to secure the loan.
In addition to other criteria, the maximum loan amount available to a borrower depends on:
- Market conditions
- Historical investment bond price and volume performance
- Total number of investment bonds owned
- Market sector
What Is A Institutional Investment Bond Pledge?
If you put up a bond pledge or institutional investment bond pledge, you’re committing your ownership of the investment bond that you own as collateral for a debt. You can pledge your investment bonds with a written pledge agreement with a bond lending institution who will lend against the investment bond that you own. When you make a investment bond pledge agreement, you can’t put up bonds that have already been pledged to another lender or have any sort of lien or encumbrance on them. They have to be debt-free. Likewise, you can’t sign the agreement, then turn around and pledge the bond to someone else. Signing the pledge doesn’t affect any voting rights the bond may give you unless you actually default and have to give up the bond. If you pay off your debt, you’re done: The pledgee gives up any claim to the shares you pledged and the agreement becomes void. If you default, the lender has the right to sell the bond to recover the money you didn’t pay back. He can do this either as an outright sale, or set up an auction. If the note requires you pay off any remaining debt after the sale, insist on terms requiring the pledgee auction them off so that it brings in the most money. If they have to be sold, it should be at full market value. The benefits of investment bond financing far outweigh the negative aspects because of the liquidity and speed that investment bond lenders provide by offering a collateral loan to potential investment bond loan clients.
What Is A Tradeable Investment Bond?
An investment bond is a financial instrument that works by allowing individuals to loan cash to institutions such as governments or companies. The institution will pay a defined interest rate on the investment for the duration of the bond, and then give the original sum back at the end of the loan’s term. While a bond’s end return is fixed, the market conditions surrounding its sale can cause fluctuations in its price to buy. High interest rates, for example, tend to make bonds less attractive to investors by providing other means of attaining high returns with low risk. For this reason, interest rates and bond prices tend to have an inverse relationship. Investors trade bonds for a number of reasons, with the key two being—profit and protection. Investors can profit by trading bonds to pick up yield (trading up to a higher-yielding bond) or benefit from a credit upgrade (bond price increases following an upgrade). Bonds can be traded for protection, which includes being credit defensive, which involves pulling money from bonds exposed to industries that might struggle in the future. As bonds are tradable that also means that they can be eligible for an investment bond loan against the value of the bond. The bond loans would primarily be used by banks and financial institutions looking to free up liquidity either for themselves or for their clients. Bonds contain an ISIN, or International Securities Identification Number which uniquely identify the bond and thus gives our lenders the opportunity to see if the bond is worth lending against for the investor or institution holding the bond. A bond loan is very common amongst financial institutions to free up liquidity for other trades or to hedge other transactions they make.
Why Would Someone Want An Institutional Investment Bond Loan?
The ability to convert a majority of the current market value of securities and investment bonds into cash without selling them outright is an attractive option for many bondholders. With that value unlocked from their bonds , individuals and business owners can get the liquidity they need with ease and without visiting the bank. Using asset backed lenders that can lend against stocks, securities and investment bonds is an ideal way to access liquidity fast and at low interest rates.
What Are The Benefits of An Institutional Investment Bond?
- Liquidity – Investment bond loans are a fantastic option when an individual or business owner needs a quick financing option. It turns equity into cash with ease.
- Interest-only – No ambiguous or hidden charges; Investment bond loans s are an interest-only, transparent loan option. There are no never-ending charges that seem to extend the credit unnecessarily.
- Accessible – Investment bond loans are available to almost anyone. You don’t need a credit check to access one for your individual or business needs. The process is painless and straightforward, and your money is delivered to you most conveniently.
- Privacy – It provides borrowers with a trustworthy source of capital. All transactions are private and kept in strict confidence.
- Competitive – Investment bond loans offer you competitive and flexible interest rates. You typically receive better terms than you would get from a traditional marginal loan.
Re-Cap of Benefits Of An Investment Bond Loan
There are a number of key advantages to using funding of an equities related transaction from our institutional investment bond lenders.
- Fast transaction & funding
- No personal or Corporate guarantee.
- Fast and easy investment bond loans.
- No credit reporting in the event of a default
- Private & confidential
- Quick closing offering the ideal Investment bond loan solutions.
- Reduce the need for traditional bank recourse financing
- No out-of-pocket expenses or up front fees
- Low interest rates or Maintenance Fees
- Fair share pricing using a three, five day or 30 day average
- Flexible terms
- Large transaction amounts accepted no problem
- Minimum lending USD500,000
- No maximum lending
Why Work With Platinum Global Investment Bond Loans and Securities Lending
Our professionalism is formed on a foundation of knowledge gained through our broad international presence and experience developed through our services in global financial markets.
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Our consultants and financial advisors demonstrate a strong performance record in services for our ultra high net worth individuals and institutional clients, but they are
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NO Personal Guarantee!
NO Credit Review!
NO Personal Income!
NO Personal Tax Returns required!
NO Business Income and NO Business Tax returns required to get a loan!
You can reap 100% of all the rewards of any appreciation and dividends!
We can loan you up to 70% of the value of your investment bond with no recourse!
Low Fixed Interest Rate As Low As 2.5%!
HOW WE CAN HELP
- You will instantly Gain access to Money & Liquidity fast, privately, easily and cheaply using your publicly traded stock/securities/investment bonds.
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- Now you can PROTECT your investment bond portfolio and GET CASH with our non-recourse investment bond loans or other structures.
- We lend against investment bonds free trading on most worldwide investment bond exchanges, message us now to get solutions to your specific needs.
- Many clients wisely use our stock loans to invest in their business, to buy real estate, to buy luxury items, boat, cars, rare art etc. or to just to have cash on hand.
Here Are 10 Major Benefits For The Borrowers Of Non-Recourse Stock Institutional Investment Bonds
1) You are not personally liable for the loan.
2) You are not personally guaranteeing the loan, so you may not be required to disclose to others the details of the investment bond loan, for privacy many borrowers prefer this feature benefit.
3) You will have a clean personal balance sheet that leaves room for other refinancing and acquisition financing opportunities and can make borrowers more attractive to lenders.
4) Our lenders have no recourse against you – They cannot go after you personally if the lender sustains a huge loss of money on your loan, The investment bond lender takes the loss and all the risk, you are not at risk of repaying any losses from a sudden collapse in the price of the securities pledged for your loan.
5) The lenders loan structure provides access to you to ongoing sources of capital with other financial companies because their stock loan is non-recourse.
6) You can walk away from the loan, the day after the loan is funded and not be liable for any future interest payments or principal repayment with investment bond lending non-recourse loans.
7) Your personal Credit, financials, income, tax returns do not come into consideration with a non-recourse loan.
8) In the case of a default, the lenders can only seize the collateral pledged for the loan and cannot go after any of your other personal assets. You are safer with a non-recourse loan and have more options and security than a recourse bank loan or a margin loan.
9) You do not have to disclose liability on financials, partners, or other financial lenders due to the fact that you are not obligated to pay back the loan and for you this maybe a major benefit why you want this structure for privacy and so it does not impact your personal financial statement.
10) You have less risk and you do not have a forced obligation for a balloon payment so if in the future… you lack money then you can easily decide to walk where with a recourse balloon payment loan with a bank or brokerage you would be forced to pay it off risking all your other personal assets.
When you, as a borrower, take out a large recourse loan with a financial brokerage or bank you put everything you own at risk if the collateral collapses. Our investment bond lenders non-recourse loans are a huge benefit for you as you are able to enjoy all the benefits of a non-recourse loan while also offering you benefits of realizing upside appreciation if your collateral increases in value.
We are not legal or tax advisors. All 10 of these benefits are at the direction of your legal and tax advisors. You should always consult your legal and tax advisor for specific advice on any loan considered.
International investment bond loans and global institutional investment bond loans and share loans are offered for our global clients in North America, Asia, Europe Share Financing, Middle East, Central America, South America and Africa. The above details on stock loans and security loans available are a general overview. Please refer to terms in Stock Lending Term Sheets and Stock Loan Closing documents for specific terms applicable to you.
THE INSTITUTIONAL INVESTMENT BOND LOAN LENDER YOU CAN TRUST
- Loans Against institutional investment bonds
- Providing you stock loans for large and small cap institutional investment bonds.
- Closing your loan quickly and efficiently.
- Helping you mitigate your portfolio risk through diversification.
- Providing you with liquidity.
- Offering flexible loan packages tailored to your individual needs.
- Securing competitive interest rates.
- Providing you your personal account executive to walk you through the process.
- We speak to over 35 institutional investment bond lenders on your behalf securing the best institutional investment bond loans.
- We use private lenders which means you enjoy privacy and no releasing details of any loans you take.
- Never any upfront fees. You pay on success of receiving the stock loan just before disbursement of funds.
PUT OUR EXPERIENCE ON YOUR SIDE
As the direct lender with over a 6 years of institutional investment bond loan experience we guarantee effective and comprehensive institutional investment bond loan transaction for you or your business. Our reputation and history of successful transactions and clients speak for themselves. We pride ourselves in helping our clients – large or small, obtain streamlined financing even in today’s economy. We lend on most institutional investment bond markets. We work with all types of asset based lenders that can provide the best stock loans at the lowest interest rates.
Let’s face it, Liquidity is king. So why would you not put your shares to work? Our institutional investment bond loans are not only fast but they are safe, being that they are non recourse which is so important in this ever changing stock market. Its always advantages for client to be able to access stock loan funding when they are looking for available options when institutional investment bond loans.
INSTITUTIONAL BOND MARKETS COVERED
ATHENS STOCK EXCHANGE
CANADIAN STOCK EXCHANGE
TORONTO STOCK EXCHANGE
EU NYSE EURONEXT
FRANKFURT STOCK EXCHANGE
HONG KONG STOCK EXCHANGE
INDONESIA STOCK EXCHANGE
TOKYO STOCK EXCHANGE
PHILIPPINE STOCK EXCHANGE
STOCK EXCHANGE OF THAILAND
THE BORSA ISTANBUL
LONDON STOCK EXCHANGE
OTHER STOCK EXCHANGES WE CAN LOAN ON INSTITUTIONAL INVESTMENT BONDS ON
The list of world’s main stock exchanges and other exchange resources you can find at Stock Exchanges Worldwide Links.
- MIDDLE EAST
- NORTH AMERICA
AFRICAN STOCK EXCHANGES
- The South African Futures Exchange(SAFEX), South Africa
ASIAN STOCK EXCHANGES
- Sydney Futures Exchange, Australia
- Shenzhen Stock Exchange, China
- National Stock Exchange of India,India
- Bombay Stock Exchange, India
- Jakarta Stock Exchange, Indonesia
- Indonesia NET Exchange,Indonesia
- Nagoya Stock Exchange,Japan
- Osaka Securities Exchange, Japan
- Tokyo Grain Exchange, Japan
- Tokyo International Financial Futures Exchange (TIFFE), Japan
- Tokyo Stock Exchange, Japan
- Korea Stock Exchange, Korea
- Kuala Lumpur Stock Exchange, Malaysia
- New Zealand Stock Exchange, New Zealand
- Karachi Stock Exchange, Pakistan
- Lahore Stock Exchange, Pakistan
- Singapore International Monetary Exchange Ltd. (SIMEX), Singapore
- Taiwan Stock Exchange, Taiwan
- The Stock Exchange of Thailand, Thailand
EUROPEAN STOCK EXCHANGES
- EASDAQ, Belgium
- Zagreb Stock Exchange, Croatia
- Helsinki Stock Exchange, Finland
- Paris Stock Exchange, France
- LesEchos: 30-minute delayed prices, France
- MATIF, France
- Frankfurt Stock Exchange, Germany
- Athens Stock Exchange, Greece
- Budapest Stock Exchange, Hungary
- Italian Stock Exchange, Italy
- Macedonian Stock Exchange, Macedonia
- Russian Securities Market News, Russia
- Ljubljana Stock Exchange,Inc., Slovenia
- Barcelona Stock Exchange, Spain
- Madrid Stock Exchange, Spain
- MEFF: (Spanish Financial Futures & Options Exchange), Spain
- Stockholm Stock Exchange, Sweden
- Swiss Exchange, Switzerland
- Istanbul Stock Exchange, Turkey
MIDDLE EASTERN STOCK EXCHANGES
- Tel Aviv Stock Exchange, Israel
- Beirut Stock Exchange, Lebanon
- Palestine Securities Exchange, Palestine
- Istanbul Stock Exchange, Turkey
NORTH AMERICAN STOCK EXCHANGES
- Alberta Stock Exchange, Canada
- Montreal Stock Exchange, Canada
- Toronto Stock Exchange, Canada
- Vancouver Stock Exchange, Canada
- Winnipeg Stock Exchange, Canada
- Canadian Stock Market Reports, Canada
- Canada Stockwatch, Canada
- AMEX, United States
- New York Stock Exchange (NYSE),United States
- NASDAQ, United States
- The Arizona Stock Exchange, United States
- Chicago Stock Exchange, United States
- Chicago Board Options Exchange, United States
- Chicago Board of Trade, United States
- Chicago Mercantile Exchange, United States
- Kansas City Board of Trade, United States
- Minneapolis Grain Exchange, United States
- Philadelphia Stock Exchange, United States
SOUTH AMERICAN STOCK EXCHANGES
- Chile Electronic Stock Exchange, Chile
- Santiago Stock Exchange, Chile
- Bogota stock exchange, Colombia
- Nicaraguan Stock Exchange, Nicaragua
- Trinidad and Tobago Stock Exchange, Trinidad and Tobago
- Caracas Stock Exchange, Venezuela
- Venezuela Electronic Stock Exchange, Venezuela
We are not able to track down all pages of stock exchanges in the world because their number is increasing too quickly.
What are the benefits and risks of bonds?
Bonds can provide a means of preserving capital and earning a predictable return. Bond investments provide steady streams of income from interest payments prior to maturity.
The interest from municipal bonds generally is exempt from federal income tax and also may be exempt from state and local taxes for residents in the states where the bond is issued.
As with any investment, bonds have risks. These risks include:
Credit risk. The issuer may fail to timely make interest or principal payments and thus default on its bonds.
Interest rate risk. Interest rate changes can affect a bond’s value. If bonds are held to maturity the investor will receive the face value, plus interest. If sold before maturity, the bond may be worth more or less than the face value. Rising interest rates will make newly issued bonds more appealing to investors because the newer bonds will have a higher rate of interest than older ones. To sell an older bond with a lower interest rate, you might have to sell it at a discount.
Inflation risk. Inflation is a general upward movement in prices. Inflation reduces purchasing power, which is a risk for investors receiving a fixed rate of interest.
Liquidity risk. This refers to the risk that investors won’t find a market of the investment bond, potentially preventing them from buying or selling when they want.
Call risk. The possibility that a bond issuer retires a bond before its maturity date, something an issuer might do if interest rates decline, much like a homeowner might refinance a mortgage to benefit from lower interest rates.
Investment Bond Lending Process
NO CREDIT CHECK REQUIRED
COMPETITIVE (LTV) RATIO
FAST CLOSING AND FUNDING
LOW RATES AND FLEXIBLE TERMS
PRIVATE AND CONFIDENTIAL
Risks in Investment Bond Lending
The risks inherent in lending against institutional investment bonds are not always readily apparent, but must be recognized as an important consideration when operating a Securities Lending programme.
1. Counterparty Risk
Many complications can arise when a counterparty defaults on its obligations. A thorough credit assessment of all counter-parties should initially be undertaken to determine their financial status. Reviews should then be undertaken regularly. In this context, it is important to keep in mind that the fortunes of many potential counter-parties can rapidly change.
Other factors to take into account – the quality of the counterparties management and financial controls.
2. Collateral Adequacy
The margin above market value must cover market fluctuations, particularly in a rising market. This risk can be minimized by continually monitoring collateral levels and making timely margin calls.
Current market practice in Australia dictates collateral to be at least 105% of the market value of the loaned securities.
3. Collateral Title Risk
A lender should always ensure there is clear title to the collateral he holds. This is especially so with cash. An existing charge over the borrower’s assets may give a liquidator the right to recall cash collateral without necessarily returning the underlying stock because of imperfect set-off.
To a large extent, these problems are addressed in the Master Securities Lending Agreement.
4. Delivery Risk
Delivery risks occur both when Securities have been lent and collateral has not been received at the same time or prior to the loan, and when collateral is being returned but the loan return has not been received. In today’s electronic society delivery risk can be reduced with Delivery Versus Payment (DVP) transactions but at this time only cash transactions are covered.
Some other risks are – Will cheques lodged as collateral be honored? Will the Share Registry accept the security transfers on loan repayments? The integrity of counterparties is important.
Although not common in in worldwide institutional investment bond lending some lenders insist on prepayment of collateral one day in advance of delivering the institutional investment bond securities, and on repayment of the loaned bond securities, collateral is returned one day later.
5. Regulatory Risk
Participants should always be aware of any regulatory constraints, for example, in Australia a loan of securities may not be outstanding for a term longer than 12 months or it is classed as a sale and the return would be classed as a purchase. Subsequently capital gains tax would apply.
6. Market Risk
Although maintaining margins through “Mark to Market” alleviates market risk, the risk can be made up of many components including price volatility, market liquidity and exchange rate fluctuations. Strong procedures and control systems are essential in managing this risk.
7. Accrued Benefits
The lender must be able to accurately determine which benefits he is due, and the borrower must be able to remit them on the due date. The lender must also ensure that where securities were on loan over ex-entitlement dates, but returned prior to the payable date, that the benefit due is secured.
WHAT IS INSTITUTIONAL INVESTMENT BOND: SECURITIES-BASED LENDING?
The term securities-based lending (SBL) refers to the practice of making loans using securities as collateral. Securities-based institutional investment bond lending provides ready access to capital that can be used for almost any purpose such as buying real estate, purchasing property like jewelry or a sports car, or investing in a business.
Securities-Based Lending also is called: institutional investment bond, Stock-Backed Loan, Stock-Based Loan, Securities-Backed Loan, Securities-Based Loan, Securities-Collateralized Lending, Stock-Backed Borrowing, Securities-Based Borrowing, etc. by different Borrowers and/or Lenders in different countries.
- Securities-based lending provides capital to help people buy real estate, to purchase personal property, or to invest in a business.
- These kinds of loans are generally offered to high-net-worth individuals or shareholders of public listed firms.
- The lender becomes a lien-holder after the borrower deposits their securities into a special account – the Custodian A/C managed by 3rd party Custodian Bank and/or Securities Firm.
- Borrowers benefit from easy access to capital, lower interest rates, and greater repayment flexibility and also avoid having to sell their securities.
UNDERSTANDING INSTITUTIONAL INVESTMENT BOND: SECURITIES-BASED LENDING
Generally offered through large financial institutions and private banks, securities-based lending is mostly available to people who have a significant degree of wealth and capital. People tend to seek out securities-based loans if they want to make a large business acquisition or if they want to execute large transactions like real estate purchases. Such loans may also be used to cover tax payments, vacations, or luxury goods.
Here’s how the process works. Lenders determine the value of the loan based on the borrower’s investment portfolio. In some cases, the issuer of the loan may determine eligibility based on the underlying asset. It may end up approving a loan based on the market value and liquidity of the stocks. Once approved, the borrower’s securities (institutional investment bond ) – the collateral – are deposited into a custodian account in the 3rd party custodian bank and/or securities firm. The lender becomes a lien-holder on that account. If the borrower defaults , the lender can seize the institutional investment bondS and sell them to recoup their losses.
In most cases, borrowers can get cash within just a few days. It’s also relatively cheap—the rate borrowers are charged is generally variable based on the 30-day London Inter-bank Offered Rate (LIBOR). Interest rates are typically two to five percentage points above LIBOR, depending on the sum and the liquidity of borrower’s securities ( institutional investment bond) and stock’s firm’s market cap.
Also known as securities-based borrowing or non-purpose lending, securities-based lending has been an area of strong growth for investment banks since the global financial crisis (GFC). In fact, securities-based lending accounts and balances have surged since 2011, facilitated by the steady rise in equities and record-low interest rates. Such credit is popular because it tends to be easier to obtain and requires far less documentation than a traditional loan.
ADVANTAGES OF INSTITUTIONAL INVESTMENT BOND: SECURITIES-BASED LENDING
Securities-based lending has a number of benefits for the borrower. It precludes the need to sell securities, thereby avoiding a taxable event for the investor and ensuring the continuation of the investor’s investment strategy.
As noted above, SBL offers access to cash within a couple of days at lower interest rates with a great deal of repayment flexibility. These rates are often much lower than home equity lines of credit (HELOCs) or second mortgages. SBL works best when used for short periods of time in situations that demand a significant amount of cash quickly such as an emergency or a bridge loan.
SBL also provides a number of benefits to the lender. It offers an additional and lucrative income stream without much additional risk. The liquidity of securities used as collateral and the existing relationships—with typically high-net-worth individuals (HWNIs) and/or shareholders of public listed firms who use the SBL facility—also mitigate much of the credit risk associated with traditional lending.
OUR LENDING SIZE
- Our lending size range is: USD1MM to USD2B+.
OUR LTV RANGE
- LTV is Loan to Value ratio
- Stock Loan LTV ratio = Stock Loan Lending Amount / Stock Collateral’s Market Value
- Our LTV range is: 40% to 70%
OUR ANNUAL INTEREST RANGE
- 2.95% to 5%
OUR LENDING TERM: LOAN MATURITY DATE
- 2 to 5 years
OTHER OPTIONAL COLLATERAL CHOICES:
- For Loan(Collateral Lending Deal), except Stocks, the Other Optional Collateral that borrower can use with us could be: Bonds, Notes, Warrants, Bitcoins(or ETH, LTC, XPR), Mutual Fund, Real Estate(HK, US Profitable RE assets are priority choice), Aircraft, Jet, Plane, Yacht, etc.